A Caregiver’s Heart 12/13/2020

As a caregiver, I get tired.  Tired as in “take a seat and rest a spell”…yes…but sometimes as in, “God, I want to give up, I just don’t see the good I’m doing.” I find that when I’m in that mode I personalize everything around me.  For instance, when the family members of my client…

Life is Like a Box of Cracker Jacks

Remember ripping into a box of Cracker Jacks searching for the prized toy hidden inside?  The caramel coated popcorn and peanuts were delicious, but as a kid the anticipation of finding my very own toy was by far the best part of my Cracker Jack experience.  I’d play with it 5 maybe 10 minutes then…

Lenten Fast 2020- Day 6

Hello Friends! As many of you know I am on a Daniel Fast for this years lenten season. This fast is a way to deepen your relationship with Jesus through prayer, meditation, reading, and listening for his voice. Instead of eating the foods your body craves, sugar, bread, caffeine, animal based foods, etc, you forgo…

The Ultimate Misfit

One Christmas morning I was up before the birds and all in the house was quiet as a mouse. I was sad, rejected, a misfit because there were certain relationships within my family strained and almost nonexistent. My children and I were were separated by many American miles. As I sat in the silence of…

Yes, I am in a Relationship

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…”  Hebrews 12:2 Growing up I was so afraid of hell, that I actually wished I’d never been born. Daily, I was tormented with the thought of the rapture, and being left behind.   I knew God’s promises but for some reason they didn’t apply to me.  It…

What If You Could Pick?

In this life change is inevitable. From the moment we wake to the setting of the sun, our bodies and emotions continue to evolve. One could argue that we possess the power to alter the severity of these changes through prayer, meditation, exercise, and diet; however, this one thing is certain: we cannot stop change….

What’s in the Suitcase?

The Challenge:  Write a story about the suitcase sitting on the train tracks in exactly 99 words! “What’s in the suitcase, Ralph?” “Well now, ain’t that the million dollar question?”  Ralph smirked. Dopey was jumping up and down, anxious to find out.  “Uh…what’s in the suitcase, Ralph?”   Ralph succinctly cut his eyes to Dopey.  Dopey…

Siren’s Song…A Haiku

Indigo amiss Chasm to fathoms below Sea’s eternal bliss. Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille Challenge:  Cooling Down Word of the Day:  Lullaby Daily Addiction:  Infinite FOWC with Fandango:  Unknown RDP:  Whisper

How About Those Bulbs!

Daily Proverb:  If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest. Today’s proverb reminds me of my bulb story.  (true story) I had high hopes for the bulbs I held in my hands.  As I went to the register to pay for my treasures I…

Nuggets of Wisdom

I thought it would be interesting to start a series from Solomon’s book of Proverbs.  What is a proverb?  Well according to the NLT Bible,  “A proverb is a short, concise sentence that conveys moral truth.”   To paraphrase, a proverb is a nugget of wisdom, and when used makes our life better.  Knowledge is good,…