A wise person told me we won’t have much to give if we don’t fill up every once in a while. This is a story of filling. I wasn’t dressed for a snowy walk. I headed to the post office in leaky rubber clogs and an old tattered sweatshirt. No gloves. I grabbed my … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up.
Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
I almost didn’t go. After all, why waste the gas? Besides....I’m sick of crying. Who goes to a cemetery on Labor Day, for goodness sake? I’ll admit I was feeling down. I’ve lost some good friends lately. I was alone at home on a family weekend and life seemed...well, unfair. I made myself go. It’s … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
Get out of the Graveyard!
God had me in mind when I stumbled onto the message. Pastor talked about getting stuck in our painful places of grief, regret, disappointment, hurt, rejection, and loss. He said God did not create us to get stuck. -Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a prisoner to pain. (My hand is up.) Let me … Continue reading Get out of the Graveyard!
Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places
Beautiful things can grow in hard places. I’ve planted Cornflowers (some call them “Bachelor Buttons”) in all my gardens. I plant the seeds in designated flowerbeds. No matter where I plant the seeds, however, the cornflowers refuse to grow in my gardens. The little blue buds of cornflowers always turn up in the hard places, … Continue reading Beautiful Things Can Grow in Hard Places
Talking without Turning Off
I couldn’t take notes fast enough. Craig Hill’s dynamic presentation, “Supernatural Relationships” was burning up my CD player. Wowsers! —Was I ever convicted! I figure if I can relate, so can you. My hubby and I don’t always communicate well. Same with my kids. We need help. Here’s what I’ve learned from “Supernatural Relationships” (In … Continue reading Talking without Turning Off
Monday Moods: Getting down to the dirt
WARNING !!! This blog post is dirty! Graphic images of dirt and grime may appear. If you have any aversion to getting down to the nitty-gritty, close this puppy up NOW! There are many things I do while blogging. I’m a Type A Lady, after all. That means I can multi-task! My favorite multi-task is … Continue reading Monday Moods: Getting down to the dirt
Snow Day Meltdown: An Easter Story
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~John 14:27 The forecast for Easter is snow. This reminds me of my snow day meltdown. Here’s a memory...and an Easter message. **************************************************************** … Continue reading Snow Day Meltdown: An Easter Story
Fun Friday: Keepin it clean!
-A great big shout out to Chick-fil-A for helping me keep it clean while camping! I talked to you about tent camping Joshua Tree National Park. No running water. Dusty. Cold. We climbed the dirt trail, rocks rolling beneath our feet, dust flying. Boulders sprawled all around us. Huge monoliths leaned in and looked like … Continue reading Fun Friday: Keepin it clean!
The Type A Lady Takes a Walk (and discovers a secret!)
"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." --Philippians 4:11 Walking for a "Type A" woman could be considered a misnomer. When I take a "walk," I usually walk/race with a mission in mind, be it exercise or hammering out some angry energy. … Continue reading The Type A Lady Takes a Walk (and discovers a secret!)
Don’t Take the Bait
No one willingly walks into a trap. This Type A Lady finds herself doing it over and over again, however. The bait is just so ...tempting. I step in without thinking. Here's a little lesson on avoiding traps scattered about our life trails. Trust me. I've had to learn the hard way. I've got lots … Continue reading Don’t Take the Bait