Walk the Talk

If you’ve read this blog just a few times, you will know that I promote friendship, good relationships, and kindness. My main goal is to be an encouragement and produce a spark of joy to anyone who stops by to read. I had a family and friend filled weekend. From the Friday night birthday gathering to the fellowship chili dinner … Read more

Happy 42nd Anniversary

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning  To You Good Morning  To You …… and Happy 42nd Anniversary to my lifetime partner and husband, Tim. I’ve written about commitment a LOT and today that’s what it’s all about. On this day, January 16, 1971 Tim and I were married at the little church in Bergland, … Read more

I'm glad God doesn't have mood swings!

There is opportunity every day to experience the moodiness of others; sometimes even the moodiness of myself.  There are days when I’m mystified by the raw, biting attitudes of people who seem to be numb to the effect their attitudes have on co-workers, friends, and even their family – sometimes especially their family. Recently I was listening to … Read more

In my toolbox – Peace

What can we do individually to use ourselves to help bring hope, understanding, peace, joy, and love to this troubled world? Yesterday, I posted a quote I snagged from ChristianNet.com. It said:  Jesus, I give my life to you.  Help me to glorify your name.  Amen Today I’m posting the Prayer of St. Francis – … Read more

Saturday sunshine

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸ ¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ YES! It’s Saturday … and yes, I could have slept in, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t wake you all up with a joyful song.  Come on now.  Really. We need to … Read more

Life is tough – Pray hard

Today writing is difficult. I admit the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday is suffocating my ability to just move on, like it doesn’t affect me. The massacre of children and adults, in a community like ours isn’t an insignificant circumstance that hits the news today and fades into obsolescence tomorrow like the ending of a bad … Read more

Advent 2012: December 2 – 25

When you were in elementary school, do you remember making paper chains so each day you could tear off one link as you dreamily and excitedly anticipated Christmas? In later years, I discovered Advent calendars with little windows that opened to reveal something written behind the shutter. Last week when visiting my former church, Temple Hill Baptist … Read more