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
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!
My Aunt Betty had the tallest swing I’d ever seen in my life. Of course, when I first saw her swing, my life had not been lived more than five years. My swing experience was limited.The swing’s tall iron frame loomed high above Uncle Fred’s garage. I can still see the thick oval chain links … Continue reading Swing
Today is my 36th Anniversary. I was putzin around in my writing files and found this post from two years ago. It’s got some good stuff about the difference between my hubby and me. Yup, Brad and I are different. Our life is not perfect. That’s OK. God is good. We focus on HIM and … Continue reading Number 34…On Number 36
Give me a break. Yech! The pressure is on. Valentine’s Day is coming. The reason I know is I listened to “Love Boat - The Valentine Special”. This cutie love drove me crazy. -Good thing I had dishes to wash. I wiped the counter watching a Hallmark “Month of Love” movie. Burning questions overtook me … Continue reading My Sloppy Love Life
Type A folks tend to have a lot of pent-up energy. I really can't sit still for very long. As the song goes, "These boots are made for walking." Walking can be a good time to talk to God. I may start out in my mad dash, but, if I'm talking to God, pretty soon, … Continue reading A Parking Lot Walk…and a Lesson in Marriage
I'm a pretty good talker. Ask my mom. She always says I came out of the womb talking and have never stopped since. I accomplish a lot by moving my mouth. I've been a singer and dancer from an early age. Musical Comedy is my special forte. I've been a motivational speaker since the 1970s. … Continue reading M is for Mouth
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" -- Matthew 25:40 When Jesus says something, I better listen. When he precedes His comments with "I tell you the truth..." I better grab a pencil and write it down. A few blog … Continue reading How to Make Jesus Smile…And Save Your Marriage!
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. --Ephesians 4:32 NIV We should not straddle two worlds. I've done this many times and know it is utterly exhausting and self-defeating. We should not, with our mouths, utter what we think Jesus "wants" to hear and in … Continue reading Trying to Live in Two Worlds?
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. -- 1 Peter 3:1-2 OK - now - I have … Continue reading Duck!