"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."

Goodbye for now Ms. Betty Lou

Yesterday at 6:40pm, my dear mother-in-law graduated to heaven.   She finally saw her Lord and Savior face to face.  Oh what a great reunion that must have taken place! When I look back at Betty Lou's life, I can definitely say it has been blessed.  She came from a...

Finding JOY.

All over the world people come up with new resolutions each year.   In Christian circles, it has been popular to ask God for a WORD that can be focused on that year. What about me?  Where do I fall in all of these traditions?  Normally, I wouldn't do either. I never...

Do you hear what I hear?

2 Timothy 2:1-3 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, wrote...

Are you sinking?

Someone posted the picture on a social media site.   When I saw it I immediately thought, "Wow, that would preach!"   I won't preach, but I will share what came to my thoughts: It is what we allow INSIDE of us that makes us sink. What fills you today? What are you...

Antiques, Memories, and Tears — OH MY!

My sweet Aunt Jane emailed me a while back to see if I wanted my great-grandfather's tobacco stringing bench.   I'm not quite sure what to call it, but anyway -- YES!  Of course I did! I received another email this morning asking if we could come soon.   Since it was...

Ramblings on a rainy day~

I am a happy girl to have the day off.  I don't think I have had a day off since the beginning of October. Whew, I am so thankful for the rain!   Everything around here is nice and wet. It is a beautiful rainy, cool, black and white type of day. I am chewing on a lot...