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Paige’s Picks

I think I’ll start a new feature here on Superpaige’s Pad, and that would be “Paige’s picks”. I’ll just let you know some of my favorite things. It won’t be weeky feature or anything like that, because really, I don’t know if I can commit to a schedule or anything structured like that. But here today, we have a few of my new favorite things.

Say by John Mayer. One of my favorite new songs. I loved it when Kristy Yamaguchi danced to this song on Dancing with the stars. I haven’t yet seen the bucket list but I might just need to.

SEI Tumble Dye
It’s fabric dye that you just spray on! No more mixing the dye and then dipping the shirts in. We did tie dye for Activity Days yesterday, and it was much easier for the girls to manage than the old dipping method. Of course, the color doesn’t really saturate as much, so you have a lot more white, but it’s fun and easy to mix colors. You can buy it at Robert’s Crafts for $2.99 per bottle or so. My fingers are blue today, but I guess they would have been if we had dipped, too.

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

I don’t remember who sent me this book, but it’s been sitting around in my stack of books to read for a while. Last week I picked it up and decided to give it a try. And since I’ve been sick, then laying around and reading is at the top of my list of things I want to do (that and blow out a pound of snot through my nose). I read it and really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t too preachy, as I was afraid it might be, and the story was compelling.

Here’s a review from Amazon: In this splendid retelling of the biblical story of Hosea, bestselling author Francine Rivers pens a heartbreaking romance between a prostitute and the upright and kind farmer who marries her; the story also functions as a reminder of God’s unconditional love for his people. Redeeming Love opens with the Gold Rush of 1850 and its rough-and-tumble atmosphere of greed and desire. Angel, who was sold into prostitution as a child, has learned to distrust all men, who see her only as a way to satisfy their lust. When the virtuous and spiritual-minded Michael Hosea is told by God to marry this “soiled dove,” he obeys, despite his misgivings. As Angel learns to love him, she begins to hope again but is soon overwhelmed by fear and returns to her old life. Rivers shines in her ability to weave together spiritual themes and sexual tension in a well-told story, a talent that has propelled her into the spotlight as one of the most popular novelists in the genre of Christian fiction. This is one of her best.

I would, in fact, like to give this book away, since I enjoyed it so much. I’d like one of you to get the chance to enjoy it, too. I’ll leave the comments open until the end of the month, and then we’ll pick a random number and send it off to you to enjoy. (That is, if you can indeed comment. I haven’t really had any comments since my administrator installed the new version of WordPress on here. Is anybody out there?)

Edited to add: has chosen Michelle as our winner! Congratulations, Michelle!


  1. Janice says she’d like to be entered.

  2. testing. I guess you have to hit refresh after you click on the comments button in order to actually leave a comment. Does that work?

  3. Paige’s Picks – has a nice ring to it! I’ve never tie-dyed, but that spray seems an awful lot less messy than what I’ve observed of others doing it.

  4. Sounds like a good read to me. And I also love that John Mayer song. Fun post.

  5. I’d like to read the book–not too preachy? Sounds good.

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