Successful Living

I know you guys all think that I have it all figured out, don' t you?   Some days I think I do and then other days I know that I don't have a clue but then that's just life, isn' t it? Years ago I got a print for Chris to put in his office.  He has had this print in various offices over the years from Ohio to Pennsylvania to Illinois to North Carolina and Iowa.  As we are anticipating an eventual total move to Texas I have been cleaning and sorting and getting ready for that day.  Chris found … [Read more...]


I do not need to add any  words to a short 3 minute video and I am sure you will understand. … [Read more...]

Food For Thought

I have a new obsession.  Hard to believe, I know.  First it is a Flavia coffee machine and now it is watching hummingbirds.  We really have not had many around this summer and then about a month ago we noticed one flitting to and fro so I put out a feeder.  I can sit on the deck and watch it flit to the feeder and away again. Right before we left for Houston 2 weeks ago I saw 2 and I was thrilled that our numbers had doubled.  I became the Crazy Hummingbird lady and watched for them off and … [Read more...]

More Than Can Be Handled

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.  1 Corinthians 10: 13  Today's New International Version You know, if you have followed me or known me very long, that I am a believer.  I don't try to preach on this blog but there are times when my heart feels led to post something spiritual or religious.  I make no … [Read more...]

Worry Me Not

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?  "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. … [Read more...]

Believe? Yes!! … [Read more...]


I am a huge fan of Oswald Chambers who wrote "My Utmost For His Highest".  Sometimes I have to read the selection several times before I can really understand what he is getting at.  He is a pretty deep fellow.  The selection yesterday got me thinking about doors. " God never again opens the doors that have been closed.  He opens other doors , but he reminds us that there have been doors that we have shut---doors which had no need to be shut....God will turn what might have been into a … [Read more...]

Second Chance

One of my very favorite songs  is “When It’s All Been Said and Done” as performed by Robin Mark. In fact right now I have a song headache because it keeps going through my mind.  Not only is the melody memorable but the words speak volumes.   The gist of the song is that there is only one thing that matters in life when the day is done.  The line that is repeated is “Did I do my best to live for truth, did I live my life for You?”.  It  hits me hard every time I hear it or sing it.  It makes me … [Read more...]

10 Minute Wordless Wednesday

Thanks, Bernie.  Hugs. … [Read more...]

I Am His

  In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song; this Cornerstone, this solid Ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease! My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand. In Christ alone! who took on flesh Fulness of God in helpless babe! This gift of love and righteousness Scorned by the ones he came to save: Till on that cross as … [Read more...]