My heart is heavy

I feel so helpless.  I can’t do anything about my daughter-in-law’s cancer other than pray and be there for her, my son and their toddler.  Continue reading “My heart is heavy”

I am coming back

I am coming back.

I have not posted in awhile.

I have had great ideas.  I have written articles in my mind as I walked with my dog Ginny.

But putting paper to pen or fingers to computer has not happened. Continue reading “I am coming back”

Nose to the grindstone!

 

alarm clock
 

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going!  Sam Levenson *

 

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Busy Days

My life seems to be whizzing past.  I ricochet from the gym, work, walking the dog, home, church, errands…. Continue reading “Nose to the grindstone!”

Restoring my soul

Spending a week in paradise.

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading “Restoring my soul”

The last of 2017

With apologies to Charles Dickens.

In many ways, 2017 was the best of times for me.

Then in the last eight months, it was the worst of times bringing terrible grief.

Now on the last day of 2017, I am looking forward with guarded optimism to 2018.

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Continue reading “The last of 2017”

Musings on my birthday

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Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.

I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.

So many good things! Life was a joy.  My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”

A Morning Resolve

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“I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking;

“cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence;

“exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

ln particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe that Holy Spirit has shown me to be right….” *

*Excerpt from Forward Day by Day

Head up. Keep Moving.

Cherish moments & experiences, not things.

~Shana Verstegen, Lumberjack & Fitness Pro Continue reading “Head up. Keep Moving.”

One Table

 

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I’m coming home to you

~Lynyrd Skynyrd Continue reading “One Table”

My Italian Bulldozer

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Sometimes help comes from the least expected place.

Sometimes help comes when we don’t know we need it.

Sometimes it comes in a few sentences rolled into a few paragraphs. Continue reading “My Italian Bulldozer”