Harvest Lane Cottage is a place to find encouragement, and hopefully, be inspired to do, read, write, or cook something wonderful. Most importantly, I want to share my love for Jesus Christ with you. He is the center of my life, the center of who I am. No, I'm not perfect. I fail, I fall, I'm tempted, but I keep going back to the One who makes me clean again.

Relax, enjoy yourself, be refreshed. Then, please leave me a comment. I love it when my readers "talk back". I won't tell your momma, I promise!

Laura Lane

Happy in my Jesus and in my home.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Merry Autumn! Free Christmas Kindle Books!

Why not cozy up with a cup of eggnog or cocoa and read a Christmas classic by yourself or with your loved ones this holiday season?  With these free Kindle Christmas Classics, you can be reading in minutes.

The Lost Word A Christmas Legend of Long Ago by Henry Van Dyke

The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's Temptation A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott

The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses from an Old Manse") by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Evergreen by Richard Taylor

Christmas at Pebble Creek by Vanetta Chapman

Capturing the Moments of the Season
of Christ's Birth


Shared with:  Hit Me with Your Best Shot! - Inspire Me Tuesday - Treasure Box Tuesday -

Saturday, November 22, 2014

When Calls the Heart, Rules of Engagement - Review

Thank you Edify Media for this review DVD.

Another feel good, clean DVD in the When Calls the Heart series, Rules of Engagement provided a relaxing evening of entertainment.  My family really likes this series inspired by the best-selling book series by Janette Oke.  There's a nice mix of good guy versus bad guy with hints of romance between Elizabeth, played by Erin Krakow, and Jack, played by Daniel Lissing.  Elizabeth is a teacher. The classroom scenes add interest both in content and in seeing a one room schoolhouse for my homeschooled kids.  There's a bit of jealousy in this film when an old flame shows up in town.  I'll let you watch and see who and how that turns out.  One of my kids mentioned during the film that Elizabeth and Jack should just tell each other how they feel and talk about it.  A good lesson for real life, too.  

Synopsis-  "Jack is back in Coal Valley along with an unexpected visitor that threatens he and Elizabeth’s relationship while Elizabeth receives some unforeseen news that will force her to make a very difficult decision. Meanwhile Bill Avery continues his investigation into the mine explosion with help from Jack; a budding romance grows between Bill and Abigail; Elizabeth struggles to make a decision about the teaching offer."*

I've reviewed a several of the series:

I received this DVD in exchange for an honest review.

*Publicist announcement

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Friday, November 21, 2014

A Son Can Influence a Father in a Big Way

A few things that attracted me to my husband way back in 1981...

He was cute.
He was Vice-president of our Junior Achievement company, the Monday Night Specials.
He helped with cooking and clean-up when he visited our family's home.
He didn't live for sports.
He didn't hunt.

Then we had sons...
specifically this son...
and this happened...
three years ago.

Now, it's happened again...
but look what happened to Michael in the meantime!

See that big old gun?  Michael earned the money for it and all the gear himself while working at Royal Delights and for Johnny working cattle.

Results of the first hunting trip of 2014:

They didn't see a single deer!

Deer 1, Michael 0

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