Not too many years ago, I had a list of people in this world that I would rather not meet.  It’s not that I thought they were bad people; it’s that they signified that bad things would be happening in my life.  And I am definitely not one who enjoys or welcomes the dark days […]


Yesterday I had a thought pop into my head that wouldn’t go away.  I realized the Lenten season was upon us and that it would be a good idea to give up something I value until Easter Sunday.  Uh, oh. The object of my desire came to me like a slap in the face…cheese.  Yes, […]

Bible Matters

Recently, I tried to read The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.  I got bored with all of the character details within the first 70 pages and set it down to wait for the movie.  My husband, Lee, then picked it up and read the whole book while giving me a play-by-play of the events as […]


O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E.  Just the word ‘obedience’ sounds like a drag.  And I bet it makes you think of giving up something you like, but know is not good for you.  Or that you’ll be lacking in the fun area of life.  Sure sounds like that to me! Hold on a second!  As a parent, don’t I […]


“I know what love is, Jenny.” – Forrest Gump If someone as simple as Forrest Gump knows what love is – why do most of us have such a hard time with it? We seem to think we know all about love, but when the going gets rough…we get going (down a different path that […]

Loving Gifts

Valentine’s Day is next week!!   I know…I’m shocked, too!!!  Time is flying and I’m hanging on for dear life!  It sure doesn’t seem possible that we were just celebrating Christmas and making resolutions for this year!  And yet, here we are already in the second MONTH of 2012! Be that as it may, Valentine’s Day […]

Jumping the Hurdles of Life

Did you get the memo that life was going to be easy?  Was there a section indicating that life was going to be fair?  I sure didn’t!   I’ve been checking my mailbox, my inbox and my Facebook messages regularly, but have yet to receive such a notice.  Sigh…. Unfortunately, many of us believe that life […]


I love to dance.  My mother-in-law loves to watch Dancing with the Stars.  We make quite a pair when we sit down to watch an episode.  She adores the costumes and shoes and I have to sit on my legs to keep myself from jumping off the couch whenever a fast tune twirls the dancers […]