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Home to Harmony Audio CD – June 21, 2002
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Philip Gulley, a Quaker pastor, has become the voice of small-town American life. Along with writing Front Porch Tales, Hometown Tales, and For Everything a Season, Philip Gulley is the author of the Harmony series of novels. Gulley lives in Indiana with his wife and sons.
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (June 21, 2002)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664627502
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664627505
- Item Weight : 6.1 ounces
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IN THE past when I wanted to get out of a not so wonderful situation happening in my life, I either turned my back on it and pretended I wasn’t there or I actually left . In other words I ran away. Sometimes when I couldn’t handle having to be in the situation, as it called for me to be able to make decisions, I ate my way through tons of chocolate. I found chocolate pretzels were very satisfying.
after waking up and growing up I becoming more enlightened about my poor behavior. I said to God, OK I will be here and do my duty I know its my responsibilities I ran away from.
I tried hard to be focused on the problems of my life and to live up to the challenge of how
God wanted me to be there …( as I couldn’t be any place else) and work through the problems that were accosting me. I tried hard not to run away from my responsibilities. God doesnt drop problems on me , life does,. Now that I am trying to enjoy letting God solve the problems with me rather than trying to cope with them alone I have found a great deal of peace. Now I run to God who gathers me up in his arms and sits me on his lap and reads to me.
You might think that is easy but we have to find time to do this and here is the way it works ;
Mornings are dedicated to all the issues of the day and then you get hungry
Noon is the time to fill the food basket your earring around and then comes the best time of all.
I get in my recliner( as all 82year olds seem to have one ), Kick out the foot rest, and grab my Ipad( again the new age of books) and open to the page I left off on and …….there I go on a journey to another land. I am sometimes in ‘south carolina or Ireland or right now I am in Indiana in a small town called Harmony. God grants me a few hours to run away in books, I have chosen some great ones with his help.
If you are prone to running away you might try staying close to the phone and the problems that accost you with the advantage of being able to get on the space ship that the books on the I pad provide.
No chocolates just a good pair of reading glasses and your on your way..
I am enjoying being in Harmony with Sam and his wife Barbara and two sons. Harmony is located in a very small town in the middle of Indiana, you say you cant locate it on the atlas, that is true as the town is hiding under the staple holding the page in the atlas of Rand McNally
Once your there you will meet Sams community. He was born and raised there and after a jaunt to college and a job in another town he came back to his home town to take over the leadership of the
Friends meeting, and work with the Friendly Women as they called their group. His writing style is very real, like I was there. Funny, sad, thought provoking. I never knew a Quaker pastor before but now I am in love with Harmony. cant wait to read the next book Phillip Gulley writes. Try HOME TO HARMONY
But if you like Andy Griffith Show and his adventures in Mayberry (and I do), this is that, but with homily tossed in.
The book is clearly a first novel; there are a few flaws and perhaps--I won't assert this fully, as it may be my problem--a masculinist prose that I'd have enjoyed a bit more had it been more general. (It's hard to say this, as I'm not sure it's that big a problem, if a problem at all.) But it's a very entertaining, sincere book, highly realistic about the inner workings of meeting politics and the difficulties of finding perfection in mortal being. And wonderfully witty. It gives, if the reader is interested, a good view of how a Friends meeting works and what its values should be and sometimes are. I've ordered the next book and will read them all. It might be of importance to note that this book is contemporary: You will not find the Quaker Oats hats (which actually aren't Quaker); nor will the ladies wear long gray dresses and white aprons (no aprons at all, in fact). It's today's small-town life from a particular point of view. Very enjoyable and a generous, realistic spirit pervades the novel.