Monday, December 31, 2012

The Penning Board 2012-10

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: Happy Travels! Thanks for watching! Happy New Year's Eve! :)


Movie: "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) with Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight and Daniel Craig

Ever since I saw this movie in theaters over a decade ago I've loved it. It feeds my thirst for adventure and globetrotting. England, Iceland, Cambodia...the locales are superb. I've always been a fan of action adventure movies like Indiana Jones and the James Bond films and this similar yet with a strong female lead.

This movie was recently on my mind because of something I've finally done that was an inspiration from it.

To find out what it was, tune in for my post on Wednesday as I talk about overcoming fears in 2013 that keep your from your goals and dreams! P.S. There will be a video too.

Interesting News: "Sandy Hook shooting: First lawsuit filed"

A New Haven attorney is asking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a student who survived the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This lawsuit is for the girl who survived when all her classmates were killed and a man thinks she needs a lawsuit, essentially money, to help her cope. Should her parents join in on this lawsuit or leave well enough alone and rejoice that their child's life was spared when so many others were lost? What do you think?

Book: "Illusion" by Frank Peretti

I just completed this book--Peretti's newest release--and it was incredible! I hadn't read one of his books before this one. The storyline was captivating, his pacing superb and the writing impeccable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It has something for all with its dash of romance, science fiction and suspense surrounding the core of this thrilling read. This book should be at the top of your reading list for 2013.

Bible Verse: "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." - 1 John 4:18

Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Song: “Auld Lang Syne” rendition by Susan Boyle

I thought it was only appropriate to have this week's song be for the new year. In this new year remember to follow your heart and your dreams just like singing phenomenon Susan Boyle did.

Listen to the song here.


  1. I love your new hair color! I love the other one, too, by the way. Frank Peretti is one of my favorite authors, and this book is definitely on my list for this year! Can't wait.

    1. Hi again Cindy! :)

      Carole's reading the book now. It's a good one.

      Oh yeah, I want to see if you'd do a travel guest post on here. I'd love to hear one of your travel stories. The link below will give more info: