Just A Few Words

And So, Begins a New Year At least that is how I feel in September. Summer break is over. (I can’t even believe how fast it has gone.) With the change of the season, another change comes in our family. After a year and a half, we delivered our granddaughter, Hero, to her home and…

Tender Mercies

Our time of fostering our little June Bug is coming to a close. I am so happy that my granddaughter, Carrie (June’s mama), has done the hard work of putting a sober life into action. She has gone to classes, met with counselors, followed treatment plans, and met every requirement the county has demanded. She…

Whose Crazy Idea Was This?

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. Carl Sandburg Hey there! Long time, no see. For me, it has been a long time since I’ve been able to write—nearly seven months to be exact. Putting words onto the page has been something that could not…

When Life Overflows

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision, and change. Richard Branson I wanted to call this post Her Arms are Strong for the Task, based on one of the notorious Proverbs 31 woman’s character traits. Yes, I very much wanted it to be so. Strong arms would be just the thing for…

Evidence of Love

My six-year-old granddaughter, Brielle, never shows up empty-handed when she comes to visit. Many times, she’s the first of her tribe of seven into the house. She always rushes to the kitchen where she knows she’ll find me and delivers her latest note or picture. This week, it was a drawing of me holding her…

Be the Good

The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7 Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say I don’t know when the end of all things will arrive, but for me, it may be sooner than others. You see, I put…

Life Plus Birthday Cake

It’s Only a Test Just as I’m getting used to the new rhythm, things begin to change again. I like my routine, mostly. It gives a measure of comfort to know what to expect. But sameness is never good for our core muscles, whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual. We need to be challenged…

Life Plus Berry Cobbler

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going? Truth be told, this Stay Home, Stay Safe thing is wearing on me. The funny thing is, I probably wouldn’t be doing anything different with my day. It’s just the fact that I can’t, or at least shouldn’t, go anywhere that is causing me struggling a bit….

Life Plus Applesauce Cake

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going at your place? For me, it took the last couple of weeks to adjust to the new pace of things. I had to switch to being more intentional about my day and quit letting them slip away. I have read more. I pulled out some rainy-day yarn,…

Life Plus Cookies

How are things going with all the changes? Crazy times. Truth be told, my life hasn’t been altered much. Most of my days are spent watching Baby J grow, doing small jobs around the house, and cooking up some yumminess. I guess I was already practicing social distancing and sheltering in place. Lol! The problem…