I’ve discovered there are two types of people at the dog park: The ones who are horrified that you don’t do something about your dog’s disgusting behavior, and the ones who say, “Don’t worry. They’re dogs, and that’s what dogs do.” Finding the middle ground with wisdom is my goal. Presently, our dog Dandy hasContinue reading “EMBARRASSED”
My husband thinks I’m beautiful inside and out.Those words, which surprised me, make me want to live up to them. Click here for a story on how to be an “Eight Cow Wife” (or Husband). https://journeytojoy.tv/eight-cow-wife/ The world can be a cruel place. People you trust can hurt you. Loyalty can be nonexistent or misplaced.Continue reading “BEAUTIFUL”
Recently, I joined a group on social media geared toward aging gracefully.
Today at the grocery store, I was standing in the tea aisle when a man walked by with his frail wife pushing the cart. He politely said, “Excuse me, ma’am,” when he went in front of me and then impatiently and not so nicely asked his wife, “Is this what you want? WHAT?”. I’ve saidContinue reading “MERCY”
My beautiful African Violets remind me of Grandma Ferne, who raised and propagated them in her home for many years. I love the fresh touch of nature, especially when the new year commences with frigid temperatures as it ushers out the old. In the last few years, I’ve chosen a word to focus on eachContinue reading “FRESH”
Dear Lord, thank you for this day. We are blessed because You are a forgiving and understanding God. You have already done so much for us, and yet you keep on blessing us. Help us start the day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude, and let us take the best of each dayContinue reading “PRAYER”
Every pivot we make in our lives requires a decision.
One of the most challenging things I ever did was start praying for someone who hurt me deeply.
We can decide to keep our side of the street clean without sweeping the trash to the other side.
The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,shining brighter and brighter until the full day.Proverb 4:18 Sometimes I don’t wake up feeling like I’m shining very brightly. But having a cup of coffee and taking time to spend with the Lord is a crucial component to my day getting brighter and better.Continue reading “MORNING”