Making Room for What’s Next

This afternoon Gene and I waged phase II of our war on the Japanese beetles that have invaded our yard for the past five years. Saturday afternoon I pruned our rose bushes and other flowers. The poor roses were being ravaged by the Japanese beetles. Sadly I had to cut […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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Enjoy the Crazy

A little bit of everything–I think the new normal for this crazy wonderful season of life is a little bit of everything everyday. Today I worked on preparation for our staycation. I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing and the finished product. But first the kids need to […]

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More Thoughts on Life-Giving

I continue to be challenged by the words—life-giving. Yesterday I listened to Anita Lustrea’s podcast. She and her guest, Sharon Swing—discussed in part that which is life-giving. It was a helpful and thought-provoking discussion. Being the writer person that I am, I followed Anita and Sharon’s prompt and started a few […]

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Katie and My Nudge

Today was full of wonderful time with family—lots of work, but good. I helped take care of Harvey this afternoon while Kelsey and Gene worked on Kelsey and Caleb’s house. Gene and I are thrilled to be a part of their dream. But first today I was blessed by our […]

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The Life God Had for Me Today

Today did not go as planned. I started my day with a tidy to-do list. It wasn’t overly ambitious but I would have definitely felt a certain satisfaction had I completed it. But then. . . The phone rang. . .and my to-do list went bye-bye. I wasn’t happy about it. […]

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Little Bit of Everything Today

Wow. Today was a little bit of lots of things. First, I finished the last chapter for the last time the focus group meets on Friday. I am sad to see it come to an end. I have loved getting to know these women. I am honored they have given […]

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Why I’m Living Life Strong till I’m 97

Lately I’ve been posting videos on my social media to encourage women in my area to come to a focus/study group I’m teaching for my new book proposal material. (Above is a screenshot of one.*) I’m not especially comfortable making the videos. I’m more of a face-to-face-use-more-words kinda person. But […]

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God to me, “What if. . .”

This cheesecake is for the weekend. Some of the kids will be home and they love cheesecake. Also Kelsey and her family are moving—just a few minutes from where they currently live. It will be wild and crazy and I can’t wait. But something else happened today that is also […]

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Why You Should Never Go In My Laundry Room

This is me working in the yard this afternoon. I had yet to venture out into the jungle known as our yard. Gene has been mowing, but I had not begun the after-winter cleanup. Lots of reasons why—poor weather, busy with more important things/people. I have lots of things in […]

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