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
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
I could show you shaky snapshots of palaces, parliament, Westminster and such. These photos were taken from the windy, wet top of a bright red double-decker bus. I stood up, braced my legs and aimed my cell phone camera. The bus careened around narrow curves of London. Cell phone clicking, I tried to avoid masses … Continue reading A Quiet Place
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
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
My handy Chick-fil-A wipes reminded me how I need to clean up my act. There’s a lot of talk about cleansing these days. I totally support cleaning up our eating and lifestyle habits, but I’m wondering about cleansing the heart. Since I’m a Type A Lady with a lot of muck in my life, I’m … Continue reading Six Ways to Keep it Clean
Thank you, God, for answering my prayers! We received a positive report for my hubby! Only three more treatments to go before we get three months without (hopefully) a hospital visit. I am tired tonight - but at peace. Whatever the report, it is so good to know Jesus walks with us. He understands pain, … Continue reading Praise God!
The guy in the car next to me was staring. The light hadn't turned green yet. I suddenly realized he noticed me talking....yelling really. There was no one else in my car. The stoplight was a prayer stop. Actually, any driving brings out the prayer in me. Other drivers think I am insane. I was … Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?
When God speaks, I hope I have sense enough to listen. If not, I guess He'll send a cardinal. But, I get ahead of myself. Have I ever told you my dad, who died last November, loved birds? "I bought 50 pounds of birdseed at the Belleville Seed House - the good stuff," dad would … Continue reading For the Birds..Sort Of
Type A women tend to be worriers. Our minds race with every possibility. We dwell on negative. We want to list our strategy to combat all those foes that tend to disrupt our perfect path. After all, we are list makers! We are movers and pushers! We want to do SOMETHING, even when that "something" … Continue reading Worry Corner…A Lesson in Letting Go