Thoughts on Giving Thanks

There have been a lot of changes in my life this past year – some good, some bad, some a little of both – but I am thankful for all of it.  Many people are familiar with the verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18:   That’s HARD. Hard to rejoice ALWAYS. Hard to pray without CEASING.…

Monday Mondays 11.24.14

Usually, I’m healthy unless my body gets too run down, and this week, it happened. Lack of sleep, change to my schedule, not eating, and so my body rebelled by forcing me to rest.  Say it: Rest is good. Rest is very good, especially at this time of year when we tend to take on anything…

Mocha Caramel Sauce

About this time of year, I start looking for things I can make as Christmas gifts. A few years ago, being in the middle of nowhere and all, and having nosy children who ran to the UPS truck every time a package arrived from Amazon, I decided that making some Christmas gifts might be a wise choice. Besides,…

When You’re Weathering a Storm

Not too long ago, we had one of those odd fall/winter thunderstorms.  The kind of storm that sends wind and rain screaming across the landscape. The kind that causes the dogs to hide under beds and in closets.  The kind of storm that sends me into spasms of anxiety. Several years ago, we had one…

If You Love your Freedom, Thank a Veteran

  *This post was written a couple years ago in an earlier incarnation of this blog, but it’s as timely today as it was then. For me, even more so, now that one of my sons is serving overseas.  It’s also my sister-in-law’s and cousin’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday, and God Bless the fine men…

Monday Morsels 11.10.14

  It kind of got cold and winter-like all of a sudden, didn’t it? We even had some snow flurries in the past couple of days. Being a lover of warmer weather, this Polar Vortex thing has become a term I don’t like the weather forecasters to forecast!   I don’t think I ever heard…