“Please slow down”. How many of us wish we were able to write ourselves a letter from the future? I do. I’ve been watching my 18-year-old daughter attend her first year at a community college taking on a full load of credit hours along with working 3 jobs. 1 full-time at a day-care teaching 3-year-olds, … More Dear 18-year-old-me…..
It’s what he anticipated, but they lasted much longer then he thought. It figures it was Monday, his first day back to work after everything. He wasn’t quite ready to face his co-workers yet. Their families had been difficult enough, work is a long eight hour day with the same people five days a week. … More The flowers died on Monday
“Aim small miss small” My goal as a writer. I recently read a post from a writer who said “I once met a man who aimed to receive one hundred rejections in a year. In the process, he received eight acceptances”. How can you go wrong when instead of shooting for the moon, you aim … More One hundred rejections…
He pulled his dress pants from the dryer, it was Tuesday, Tuesday morning, he thought, one more day. I made it one more day. The shock from the static was so profound it actually hurt. “God Dammit”! He cursed loudly! He never cursed, not like that, most definitely not in front of her, especially using … More The flowers died on Monday. Part 2
Sometimes the night is just too dark for my liking. Sometimes it’s too quiet. Sometimes my mind is too loud. Sometimes I realize how loud the second hand is on my clock. Sometimes I wish we didn’t need sleep at all. Sometimes the traffic outside sounds like the ocean. Sometimes I stare at the artwork … More 3 a.m.
Laugh a little more. Smile a lot more.
I saw an amazing Artist at work today. He was super kind and let me snap some pics even though his work wasn’t finished. Reminded me of how God is always working on us, until someone comes along and changes us, damaging us, stepping on us, until we cry and let our colors run because … More Welcome, come on in.
Well, maybe not my world but definitely a large part of my.life has. I’m hoping this will. being me back to writing more. I haven’t touched the add blog button since Covid-19. I wanted to stay away from a lot of the craziness and negativity of politics. I’ve been in the medical field since all … More My world has changed….
We live in a universe of chaos and chance. And as a wise person once said , “Chance can be a real bastard”.
Truth. Beauty & Goodness. Focus on these three things today and see where they get you. I’m going to bet your smile will be a bit more permanent today.
My world will be a sad place when my singing or goofing around annoys my daughters rather than sending them into endless laughter.
Last night I had a dream, scratch that a nightmare of an acquaintances house burning down, and I’m talking charred down nothing left but the embers showing the footprint of the house that once was. I could see Erin falling to her knees in her long cream skirt to the ground untouched with soot, her … More When you get that “feeling”….
Mai, pronounced like the month is a woman from China. I’m unfamiliar with which town but I know it was one where she worked hard and played little. She is a masseuse and does Mani/Pedi’s in Susan’s salon. Another woman from China. I have been going to this salon and sent many friends and family … More Mais hands.
If the plane goes down, I have lived the good life, I have fought the good fight. I know He is waiting for me in the wings. I am blessed either way.
Many people ask me what faith is and I’ve learned the more I try to explain the more quizzical their faces becomes. Today in service I heard a phrase that is now my always and final answer to that question. Faith is when you have everything to gain; and nothing to lose.
The enemy is winning while we walk around in chains that God provided the key for.
People with anxiety don’t have a train of thought, we have about seven trains on four tracks that narrowly avoid each other when paths cross and all the conductors are screaming.
There are so many hotels you can’t see the sea. So you need to check into the hotel to see the sea. ~The Rum Diaries.
Have you ever felt like your life was cluttered? Well sure, we all have. But have you ever felt it was cluttered with ‘people’? Well, that’s where I’m at. And not just in real life. But in, you guessed it; social media. God help us all when it comes to this. We sit and subject … More Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Over hearing a convention between a medical professional and an engineer is like watching Abbot and Castillo’s “Who’s on first”.
Something wicked this way comes. Then the bells rang loud and deep; for God’s not dead nor doth He sleep. ~Shakespeare Movie: something wicked this way comes one of my favorite childhood movies.
It’s harsh I know, my actions for posting I must sow. But to have such fear amongst our young, makes me believe every hymn composed should be sung. For our world is on fire; if you don’t see then you are naive, it changes my heart on my daughters children to be. I wonder if … More If you pray, Pray now.
“The dawn is for lovers and bakers” ~Modern Love.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche
So when I’m bored with my theme, I change it up. When I’m bored with my photo I change it up. But the Blog name…. what to do when bored with it. I once read a fellow blogger who stated you should never use clever titles or catchy lyrics for your theme. “It should be … More To do or not to do…
“The enemy confuses things; God clarifies them. Be careful in which voice you listen to”.
When you see people in your ‘party’ near you having a conversation and you ask “What?” And the response comes to you with no eye contact just a general tone of voice muttering “nothing”, what do you do? How do you respond? Do you confront the obvious or do tell yourself to sweep it under … More “Nothing”
Fear is simply saying you have faith that something bad will happen.
Why is it that alcohol makes every kids birthday party tolerable?
Costco gas station. I literally have ZERO patience for people who don’t know how the pumps run. Stay outside of your car. Stay behind the large white line, don’t creep up on the person behind you where inhibit them from packing up and exiting around at the first pump. DO NOT and I can’t stress … More Where I can totally lose my shit.
When my world is out of my control, I need to remember these words “I am no longer a slave to fear; for I am a child of God”.
If people don’t start putting their phones down and lifting their heads up; we’re going to bring back the cave man era earlier than Jesus planned.
Grateful. Today spent the day with my daughters. Daughters that I have raised (and still am at times) to honor their parents. Today they both did a beautiful job. During our brunch I told them one day (hopefully far far away) I won’t be here. And all they will have is each other. Respect and … More Nothing but a memory.
Come to the alter, your Fathers arms are open wide. Forgiveness, was bought with; the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Bear your cross as you wait for the crown, tell the world of the treasure you found.
Some days I wish I could it take away. Other days I wish I could shake reality into her. I pray to God, I curse his blessings. He’s given me everything in them, yet the pain is unbearable. I see their beauty, I see their greatness. But the pain is all to excruciating. To do … More Her pain
I saw your post. I saw your pain. I saw your tears. I heard your cry. Though society has you hide. My God teaches me to seek. I reach for your being. Even as you hide. I lift you in prayer. I acknowledge your anguish. I seek for you. A new beginning.
The other day I heard a song I hadn’t heard in a while. Miranda Lamberts The house that built me. I’ve included the link and lyrics for you below. My daughter at the age of 16/17 always asked me to listen to it, I knew what the gist of the song was about, although the … More Nothing but a memory
When I speak to the darkness; it moves.
Some people come into your life for a reason, others for a season. And some for the long haul. Love them, be grateful for them, and learn to know which ones are which.
A friend reminded me tonight that And as much as I agree; I often wonder do we need to re-think what we “feel” we deserve? I silently watch others I know and love become involved with someone or something (job, goal, project) etc that consumes their soul. And not in a good way; in such … More But should we re-think our thoughts?
He retired just before his fourth birthday and we couldn’t wait to bring him home. Only it feels like we’ve loved him our whole lives.
This is my 2019. I already know what I can and cannot do (which isn’t much; and by my own fault to prove worthy). I’m going back to be what I was created to be.
The other day I was listening to a man speak; he was reciting a devotional that he had “plagiarized” he smiled as he did his air quotes. He had been reading and writing devotionals since the loss of his daughter 6 years ago. The devotional he re-told went like this… “I was standing in line … More I heard a story once….