Often I think about shining God's light and wonder if I'm truly living this way. I visited my local pet store last week and the minute I walked in the door a lovely young girl smiled at me and welcomed me. She was busy, but kept that smile every time I saw her as I… Continue reading Kindness, Smiles, Laughter, God’s Light
A holiday weekend is upon us though I hadn't realized until I looked at my calendar yesterday. Another fact about living alone in retirement: there are no plans for family outings any longer, so unless I have an appointment penciled in my Christian Planner, the days slip by without recognition. Some mornings I forget what… Continue reading What Are We Without a Dream?
Oh, my goodness! I just realized I forgot to add a blog this morning. I had a wonderful beginning to my day. The weather is perfect! My A/C is off and the windows are open. I love weather in the mid 70's, especially with a cool breeze. I've been enjoying this nice change and focusing… Continue reading Perfect Weather, THE Puzzle, and Evening Fasting with Jesus
Welcome, September. You have come unexpectedly. So quickly. And yet, 2021 has been a long, long year. Something not usual for one who has reached the winter season of life when time passes in a blink of an eye. Time to think about fall harvests, pumpkin decorations, apple pie, and cider. A time of cooling… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye – Hello, September!
The art of living alone as a retired widow takes discipline, time, and trusting in God. I've always been an introvert. It's not always a good thing. I'm sure I've missed out on some good times because of this. I'm not a party gal. I enjoy being around others I know well...around friends where I… Continue reading The Art of Routine
Most of my week has been spent making Christmas cards. Every one of them is different. I have six made so far. Only 20 more to go! I'm waiting until the Christmas paper pads come out. I went to Michael's on Saturday and only purchased a less than $5 pencil sharpener for my pastels. The… Continue reading Christmas? Diamonds? Puzzling Colors…
A memory popped up on Facebook this morning that led me down memory lane. Five years ago today was the very last family gathering at the house my family remembers most. It was the place where the family gatherings began. As I looked at the pictures, I recalled the way the house looked when we… Continue reading A Memory Popped Up
Lately I've been feeling the desire to finish a book I'd been working on with many different starts over a few years. Perhaps it is the winter months drawing nearer making me long to sit at my computer for hours and write about characters in a different world than what we are living in today.… Continue reading Finish the Book?
Life is filled with the unexpected. I'm a believer in no coincidences. God sends messages to us, speaks to us all the time. We only have to be "listening." After my brain dump about the blood thinner decision yesterday, my sister ended up in the hospital last night...possible mini stroke. I spoke with her this… Continue reading I Don’t Believe in Coincidences
Where does one choose to draw the line when it comes to medication? I've been dealing with arthritis in my lower spine and also the top of my feet for many years. When a flare happens, I'm unable to do much of anything. That's when I take the medication the doctor prescribed. I'm on blood… Continue reading My Decision Until It’s Not