About that car. . .

I have been struggling with the words to tell this story for weeks.  There is no easy way to tell it.  Some people I know might be offended, some may think I’m crazy– “but I can’t help speaking about what I have seen and heard,” so here it goes.  . . . You remember the post…

How to destroy ISIS. . .

  My news feed is full of the terrors of ISIS— murders, torture, hostages.  I really can’t give examples, because I am not reading these articles.  My husband says I need to be aware– I need to pay attention, but it brings fear into my heart, so I can’t go there. However, it has occurred…

Walk Down This Road

A few months ago, I took my twin daughters on a college visit about 9 hours from home. The trip was long but worth it.  On our trip back, we were making great time and were scheduled to make it home by 10:30 pm, when out of nowhere the traffic on the interstate came to a COMPLETE…

Does this thing work?

I supposedly have this fancy Jetpack on my website that enables me to post via email. What?!? I can hardly believe that– it makes no sense. You are telling me that if I write an email and attach a picture, WordPress will post it for me? How does this work? Why does it work? It is…

Bring on the steak!

It is pretty common knowledge that too much processed food is unhealthy.  If one only eats donuts, chicken nuggets, and coke– one would probably be fat, or at least very unhealthy– Good nutrition is hard to find in food that is over-processed.  Now, a nugget or fish stick may be useful for some things. ….

Sugar, Sugar

Yuck!!  I went without sugar in my coffee for three days– THREE days.  But not because I was on some diet:   I just couldn’t find it.  I looked EVERYWHERE!!! Next to the coffee pot (of course), in the cabinet with the flour, in the pantry, in the refrigerator, in EVERY CABINET–  EVERYDAY, for 3 days– I…

I am not making this up!

So, our church is named the Grove.  And we just so happen to have a sweet, older man in the church who creates bonsai trees.   Well, Weldon has made this bonsai grove— which is pretty incredible in itself.  But this week  I noticed something about this grove that amazes me.  Underneath one of the branches is…

Willie’s Song

I dislike cleaning, with a passion.   The main problem I have  is the repetitiveness of it all.  Over and over: sweep the floor, mop the floor, the floor gets dirty, sweep the floor, mop the floor, the floor gets dirty (repeat ad infinitum).  The dirt is never-ending, thus the cleaning isn’t either.   I’ve decided I need to…

Will You Go Out With Me? Circle YES or NO

Will you go out with me?  Circle YES or NO.   Almost every middle school relationship begins this way:  the folded, smudged note passed from one person to be delivered to said potential love.  Do you like me?  Am I cute?  Are you mad at me?  Communication passes back and forth with a note delivered by a go-between–…

48 Years

That’s how long my Aunt Jackie and Uncle Bud were married before she passed away this morning– 48 years.  This seems amazing to me.  The two went out on their first date when Aunt Jackie was 14 and were married when she was 18 and Uncle Bud was 20.   I watched Uncle Bud serve her and take care…