April 24, 2018

  Remember when the Apostle Paul talked to the church in Corinth about jealousy and strife? He was discussing division in the church, of course. But I think a similar thing happens with women regarding careers versus staying at home to raise a family. I’ve been a wife and mother since 1990. Since 1989 if you include my first pregnancy, which I do. I’ve been a grandmother since 2012. I was married at seventeen, to which some people said “It… Read more

April 19, 2018

Before June, I’m hoping some decent weather will hit, but it’s clearly not happening this week. Today was pleasant, but all week it’s been a roller coaster of either too dry, too cold, or Wyoming-windy. A few days ago, I decided the front yard could no longer have the appearance of the county landfill, so I took a few minutes to clean up everything the Puppy snuck outside and demolished – pool noodles, paper plates, socks. Also, I needed to… Read more

April 17, 2018

As you’ve probably heard, former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away this week. The Reagan, Bush, and Clinton families were all a part of my childhood and young adulthood. I come from a political family, meaning my parents and grandparents sat around for hours, very often long past midnight, discussing political agendas, history, and how it all worked in conjunction with the Bible – particularly the book of Revelation. So although my Dad served as mayor in the town I… Read more

April 12, 2018

  One moment, por favor, and I will get to Reckless Love. But first … A friend of mine recently bemoaned the saying “God will never give you more than you can handle.” I think the saying is worthy of a second thought. I doubt Noah felt capable of building an ark. I doubt Esther felt bold enough to storm the castle and confront the king. Even Jesus felt the load of His coming crucifixion was too heavy and pleaded… Read more

April 5, 2018

  When you’re going through Hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill Did Churchill really say that? Some say no, some say yes. Certainly sounds like something the old curmudgeon would say, but that’s all beside the point today. Today’s point, in part, is: I’m still going! The infection I mentioned in my last blog has indeed turned out to not be an infection, and Shaun will have surgery Monday morning. It’s not a terribly invasive surgery, but he’ll be put under… Read more

April 3, 2018

  It’s too bad complaining is such a pagan thing to do, because I have a list. However, having just come off of Easter weekend, and since for the Christian, every day is Easter, I can’t complain. So I’ll just tell you plainly, sans drama, the haps. Half of the people in my household have been struggling with an infection. One seems to be on the mend. The other is worse after three rounds of antibiotics, so perhaps it’s time… Read more

March 29, 2018

  As I write this, I’m wrapped up in a scarf and fleece jacket. It snowed yesterday. More snow is expected in about an hour. Yes, it’s Spring. But Easter comes early this year and where I live, that means chilly weather. Still, there are signs of new life. The grass is greening up. There are buds on what I call the Bushy Bush (because I don’t know what type of bush it is) out front that sprouts adorable, dainty… Read more

March 27, 2018

When The Lord of the Rings came out, I refused to watch it. I had never read the books, but I was familiar with the story enough to know that much of it was dark and full of evil – enough for me to stiff arm the entire trilogy. I’ve always been very impressionable, which has resulted in also being unable to stomach a lot of dramatic literature and movies that have been put out, whether old or new. Well, eventually,… Read more

March 22, 2018

  *Who dwells within His most secret place Is never far from His blessed grace. ‘Neath His great shadow all will be well; No better place now for us to dwell. Refrain: The secret place of God most high, The shadow of our mighty King; The dwelling place where angels cry Is where our praise will forever ring. It’s amazing how easy it is to get out from under the shadow of the one who cares for us most. My… Read more

March 20, 2018

  There are factors in a person’s base personality, childhood experiences, etc. that determine how that person turns out. One of my attributes is that I’m quiet. Not a Chatty Cathy. Odd for a woman, I know. Also odd for a writer. I have learned to converse with others, but I walk away physically and mentally drained every time. Yes, I’m an introvert. Those who know me now might be surprised to learn that I was an extremely shy child,… Read more

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