It’s a different life. It’s not my life. - I live in the middle of 120 acres, for heavens sake! I go to sleep to the sound of ... nothing (save the occasional coyote howl). Here - sound is all around: above and below. The muted roar of traffic outside my apartment window is a … Continue reading Type A Travels: Start Spreadin the News
I grew up with him. John Wayne movies were numero-uno in my midwestern house. Dad liked the Duke. Somehow, John Wayne always saved the day. With his gravelly voice (it sounded like rocks slowly rolling down a hill) John said the right thing (even if it was in an awkward man’s man way) Best of … Continue reading Fun Friday: Arizona Camp and John Wayne
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thess 15-18 The guy in the car next to me is staring at me. The light hasn’t turned green yet. I realize he’s noticed me talking….yelling really. There’s no one else … Continue reading Monday Moods: Prayer Clean Up
-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!
I’m my own biggest joy-robber. I forget I’ve got joy inside me. Joy’s an inside job. It comes, free of charge, when we embrace the awesome love of Jesus. Nothing can take it away. But I forget. Good thing the Joshua Tree reminds me of joy, hope and strength. I’m glad they haven’t changed the … Continue reading Monday Moods: Choose JOY!
I’m messy. I’m tired. I’m grateful. I’m done. As I painted my daughter’s room, I started getting depressed. - Why am I covering up my kid’s life? - Just because clouds and glowing stars are scratched and marred, does that mean I have to clean it up? I sighed. Help me out, God. “Be grateful.” … Continue reading Pause to Paint: I’m done!
Do you do things day after day which drive you crazy? OR have your days become so dreary and monotonous you want to escape? Enter: Painting: Day 6. I am NOT done. Maybe you haul off to a job, sit at a desk, make business deals, wipe runny noses, diaper babies, soothe criers, calm teenagers and … Continue reading Painting: Day 6. I am NOT done!