Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, October 26, 2012

Poetry Friday: September October

September October

In two months, I have
seen contained color explode,
falling fireworks. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

This tree is what I see from my bedroom window. It has been glorious autumn for me!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Life with Lupus: In the Predni-ZONE

Logo from this blog.

An update as I'm living in the predni-ZONE. This is my second round of prednisone in my fall, 2012, flare. The first wasn't strong enough, so the dosage is doubled. At the 8 week mark of being housebound, I'm looking at 4 weeks in the zone. Hopefully, the flare cycle will be broken! 

There's a love/hate relationship with prednisone, that's for certain. As a powerful steroid, it has the potential to heal. It removes pain. But along with the: "I love, love, love how this works!" is the: "I hate this drug of evil evilness!" Here's the dialogue that might be exchanged these coming weeks. The response is always: "I'm in the predni-ZONE."

"It's 1 AM. You are still up?"
"It's 3 AM. You are starting your day?"
"Really? You can't concentrate?"
"Why are there cuts on your hands?"
"Are you drinking pickle juice?"
"I think your face has grown round as the moon."
"Why are you crying?"

All of this calls for the big guns. I finished reading A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada which was wonderful and encouraging. 
Place of Healing
But now I return to A Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. 
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Burroughs, Jeremiah published by The Banner of Truth Trust Paperback

Ah, that bestseller from 1651. I began the work nearly 2 years ago. I'm starting over with a 99 cent Kindle download! 

Here's where I posted highlights previously:

Contentment is the sweet, inward, quiet, gracious, frame of spirit which freely submits to and delights in God's wise disposal in every condition. Burroughs

Of course, that includes the predni-ZONE. I hope to add more chapter notes to encourage myself. Thanks to everyone for the cards, notes, gifts, and visits. I appreciate you each very much. Onward!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Poetry Friday: Barely Balanced

Barely Balanced

Walking the edge of 
wind, waves, and cloud, teetering
on the swirl of change. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

This was the last day of our Kauai vacation, and my lupus was awakening. Here's to 6 weeks of the flare done!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Poetry Friday: Click, Click, Click

Click, Click, Click

What pack rat scurries
in the dark bends of my brain
nesting stench and lies?

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Video Review of On Pointe!

So fun to run across a video review of On Pointe. Thank you, Bookalicious! And I love your hair. :~)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Poetry Friday: Scuttling Orchid

Scuttling Orchard

Joy bursts open, but
beware the sharp points poised to
prick your happiness. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012