When Anxiety Stops By

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.Psalms 94:19 NIV Anxiety. Its weight and crazy tentacles reach into every area of life strangling our senses. When in the midst of anxiety, life feels hopeless and unchangeable. It demands our attention and wears us out lugging it around. I love that the Psalmist…

Where Is That Wagon?

Falling off the wagon hurts. I know this from experience. I was sharing with one of my daughters that I not only fell off the wagon but also rolled down the hill, knocking the air out of me. In hindsight, it wasn’t quite that bad. I just spent the summer maintaining my weight. I didn’t…

The Habit of Candles

For the past few mornings, Jayme has jumped out of bed asking for some birthday cake with a candle. I think that she has been in the celebrating mode since my birthday last week. I can’t blame her. Birthdays are fun. This past one marked sixty-six years of life that has not always been easy…

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas

I have been trying to edge our way towards a bit more plant-based eating a few days a week. (Yes, another new habit.) We do not really desire to be fully vegan or even vegetarian. We are equal opportunity eaters. Lol! We love to eat foods of all types. We especially love when we are…

One Day at a Time

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker My journey of adding daily habits that will decide my future has continued. A few weeks ago, I started doing something I had never done. I added a weight training class to daily practice and placed myself in the competent hands of…

Take Charge

“You don’t decide the future. You decide your habits, and your habits decide the future.” In my post, True Confessions, I discussed how important it was to make daily habits that move us forward to the life we want. Eating well on any given day has started to come naturally to me. Most places I…

True Confessions

I have a confession to make. I struggle with my weight a lot. I guess you can say it’s understandable. I am, after all, a food blogger. I am constantly thinking about what new recipe to try and what kind of yumminess I could whip up to share with everyone. The truth is that is…

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…