We are going through a drought period here in Minnesota this summer. The forecast for the next 10 days also tells us no rain. We have a well, but even wells are running dry so we are limiting our watering time for our yard and gardens, yet, I know I can’t neglect my tomatoes and…… Continue reading What to do When the Rains Don’t Come
I cleaned house today. I removed the Bible reference books and inspirational books off my shelves. I put away the extra Bibles around the house placed on tables. I took down notes I laid down with Bible verses to share. I put away those books that encouraged me with Bible messages I had on the…… Continue reading Without Love I’m Not Heard
Eight years of Catholic grade school taught me how to go to church and do it properly. Genuflect, kneel at the appropriate times, dip your fingertips in the holy water hanging in a bowl by the door when you went in to church. Make the sign of the cross. Genuflect (Cambridge Dictionary definition: to bend…… Continue reading The Catholic Church Didn’t Bring me to Know Christ Personally- Just Literally
The sun hat for my granddaughter of 4 months was made perfectly! I loved the fabric and design and added even more details than the pattern asked for. I would babysit the day I brought it out to try it on her cute little head and was prepared, just in case it didn’t fit. Had…… Continue reading It Didn’t Fit so Make Another
Maybe I am the problem.Maybe the thing that brings me here has more to do with what I am doing than what I expect.Am I an enabler? Am I really the weak one that seems to always give in when instead I should say “no”? Maybe this is more about me.Maybe the thing they do…… Continue reading When it Hurts to Say No
It’s a big day.New roads, new decisions to make, new friends to meet…You get to decide where you will go and who you will become…Your character will be built upon each promise you keep, every appointment you schedule, every word spoken to those who consider you for a position or opportunity. Will you take risks…… Continue reading To the Graduate
I know what I’ve read.I’ve seen many pictures and keep these stored in my head.I visited many places with examples of what I want to accomplish.I may not have your approval.I may not win a reward.As long as I am satisfied will it be enough for me?Is it ever enough?I think I will do what…… Continue reading Not Sure if I’m Doing it Right
PROCESSING THE ORDER: I took the easy way.I took the shortcut.I was overconfident about the outcome.I have done this before so many times so doing it this way I can complete the job faster. I can deliver the goods to my customer sooner this way. DELIVERY DAY: Oh no, it didn’t fit. I was off…… Continue reading An Expected Do-Over
When I see photos of people standing with arms reaching to the heavens, or sitting in cross-legged positions, I am told by the captions or titles, meditation is being exhibited. Arms may be outstretched and palms upwards as if to catch a falling leaf (or in my case, this time of year cottonwood) drifting downward…… Continue reading What is Meditation?
This job is now behind me.It’s time to stop and cheer!Time to stretch and walk outside. I think I will read the paper.The “Epoch Times” of course. After listening to the memorials and stories of war on the radiowhile sewing the last of my items needing to be sewn thisMemorial Day weekend, I shed some…… Continue reading A Job Finally Completed!