Forgiven

MULLING OVER IT Have you ever laid in bed at night or taken time out of your day to think about someone who has hurt you and what they’ve done? Do you review a situation over and over again in your mind?  I think that many of us do this.   We might think of how…

The Flood and the Plumber

I hadn’t realized how long it had been since I had logged in and posted something, let alone answered people who responded to my blogs. It’s so easy to get swept away by the activities in life like one can get swept away by a river. it’s time to be far more intentional… I woke…

Going to the City

We live a 12-minute-drive from the closest city.  The word city is relative in people’s minds.  Folks like me who spent years in places like Vancouver, San Diego County, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, New York or any other big city… well, we might call this a very, very small town, indeed.  However, its…

The Adventures of Owning a Puppy

Several months ago my sons and I were driving up a highway near our home when we saw two little puppies dragging themselves along the road.  They were skin and bones.  There were no houses close by.     I stopped the car and got out.  One of the puppies saw me and made a dash into…

Finishing the Race Well

I have a friend who has been battling cancer for 5 years. Through it all, she has had an amazing, godly attitude.  She has touched the hearts of many people and impacted their lives.  Any struggles she feels, she takes it to the Lord.  Any anxiety, she lays at His feet.  Concerns for her family who…

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! This year has flown by.  It’s hard to believe that in just a few days it will be 2013.  Once again I ask, “Where has this year gone?!!” In the last several years I have chosen NOT to make New Year’s resolutions.  It just seems pointless because I would make resolutions that…

Tae Kwon Do

My son has been taking Tae Kwon Do for 10 months now.  For the last four months I’ve been thinking, “That looks like great exercise!”  I’ve wanted to join the class, but didn’t have the nerve.  All these young “whipper snappers” (including my son) are flipping over on the mat, doing 80 push ups, 80 crunches,…

Lost Puppy

We noticed a stray little dog wandering around our neighborhood on Thursday, July 5th and taking shelter under our boat trailer.  It was desperately hot and muggy out with very little breeze to help cool everyone down.  I noticed him running around on Thursday and Friday.  But, it wasn’t until Friday evening that I knew I…

Gardens

This is a picture of part of last year’s garden which we initially planted in April.   The tomatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini didn’t do very well at the bottom of the garden.  However, the new potatoes, green beans and peppers were prolific.  It was the third time we had planted a garden.  Every year we…

One of “Those” Moms

Alas… tonight I realized that I had become on of “those” Moms.  You know!  The ones that… … stand at every game and cheer – loudly … don’t think the coaches know what they’re talking about … coach from the sidelines … get closer and closer until they’re finally holding the fence … tell their sons or daughters how to play because…