When I was younger, I studied Kay Arthur’s wonderful Bible Study about the Names of God, “Lord I Want to Know You”. I highly recommend it! God’s names in the Bible reflect His character and how He relates to us - yep, you and me - us common kids down here on dirty earth. Rest … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
I wish I was more like my mom. My mom is quiet and measured. I’m loud and impulsive. My mom is skillful and precise. I’m sloppy and haphazard. My mom finishes things well. I slap-dash through and end up with imperfect projects. My motto: It may not be done right...but its done. My mom’s … Continue reading The Good Stuff: My Mom
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
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I got shipwrecked on an island. I don’t want to be rescued. I’m hiding out here. Truly. No cars. No trucks. Only my bike....and a shark. But that’s a different article and I’m getting ahead of myself. I thought I’d check in with you. I’m learning some good … Continue reading Shelter
YOU are loved with an everlasting love!. - Jeremiah 31:3. ❤️..As we approach the ominous “romantic” weekend, if you are struggling or sad, please cling to the out-of-this- world love of God!❤️God’s Love will never leave you or disappoint you. God’s love is a free gift you do not have to earn. ..👉 Simply turn … Continue reading Love You Can Count On!
There are moments that can be classified as hopeful...and magical. I’m sitting at my picnic table at dusk. I listen to the birds and the crickets and the frogs. They’re waking up to sing in nightfall. I watch the full moon rising beyond the bare branches of the trees behind the smokehouse. Skeletal arms reach … Continue reading Moonlight HOPE
I’m sad! I don’t think she likes me. Drat! I am so stupid! I made a mistake. Poop! I forgot where I put my keys. Darn! I think I’m gaining weight. Sigh! He didn’t even notice all the work I did. Boohoo! That didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. Geesh! Keep it … Continue reading Canceling my Pity Party
The Type A Lady has been struggling lately. What is it? Why am I shipwrecked and emotional? I am falling for some devilish traps. So...today I share my checklist for overcoming traps which distract: Before you get trapped in discouragement, STOP. Ask yourself, “What am I believing?” Then... search for God’s answer, … Continue reading Tools to Avoid Traps
God always reveals something special when I calm down and pay attention. Take cabin cleanup: God transforms raking leaves, shoveling mud, even cleaning toilets into peaceful pastimes. So here’s a play-by-play of my calming cabin cleanup. The cabin hides in the hillside, wide blue eyes gazing languidly at a spring fed river swirling at her … Continue reading Cleaning and Calm…at the Cabin
Are you a worrier? The Type A Lady is a worrier. I tend to take on other people’s problems. Worry is my watchword. Heartache is my hangup. Now, as a Christian, God calls me to care. But, when I’m conquered by concern, petrified by problems and distracted by distress. I’m not useful to God. I’m … Continue reading Five Tips to Cope with Worry