A Child of Love

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“Something Beautiful…” (via Wordsmith’s Desk)

A great post for Sunday! Enjoy. “Something beautiful, something good, All my confusion He understood. All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, And He made something beautiful of my life.” (Bill and Gloria Gaither)   Company is coming and you want to look your best. Job interview and you want to show them how qualified you are. Sunday morning and you want others to think of you as a strong Christian. On different occasions, outside the privacy of our own home, we want o … Read More via … [Read more...]

29 and Counting!

Today is our anniversary.  29 years of wedding bliss.  Really!  It has been!  We have had one fight in those 29 years and it was in the first year of our marriage when I was facing living in Florida with those unfortunate characters--cockroaches.  On one occasion when I opened the medicine cabinet to discover one waving his long antennas at me I screamed for help and my darling groom told me to "grow a spine" .  Now that did not go over too well with me.  But I soldiered on and that was the end … [Read more...]

Peanuts, Crackers and Memories

Thought you might need a peanut butter fix today......hence the above picture.  No....not really!!!  Chris came home from a trip last week and when he walked in the door he pulled these out of his pocket for me and said "Because I know how much it meant to you when your Daddy used to bring you home the peanuts from his trips" and laid down these little treasures!  Isn't it funny how something simple like that can bring back a flood of memories???   Ahhhhhh....I was transported in time! When I … [Read more...]

A Flashlight and A Man I Loved

  You saw correctly--that is a picture of a little flashlight.  I always carry it in my purse and today it has special significance.   You can understand because a very special man gave it to me the last time I saw him in August and today this very special man passed away.  When he gave it to me he said it was so that I could carry the light with me and whenever I reach into my purse and find it I think of him.  And today, I think of him even more. He shared a name with a famous … [Read more...]

Number 4–Siblings, Childhood, Swarms of Angry Bees

Today I am thankful for the wonderful childhood that I had and the memories that I have of great times with my brothers and sister! We had a great childhood and my memories include great moments that I will carry with me always---fishing with Mark, messing up Paula's side of our bedroom, creating toys out of weird things, making up games, all of our shared pets, getting chased by angry bees after Chris and Mark angered a nest of them and could run faster than me---well maybe that isn't such a … [Read more...]

The peculiar beauty of the imperfect | Faith & Leadership

Check out this "reflection" by Mark Ralls---former boss and forever friend and encourager!!!   Just what I needed to read today!!!  Thanks, Mark! The peculiar beauty of the imperfect | Faith & Leadership. … [Read more...]