My Sister Needs You

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the needs around you?  How can I encourage my sister?  I worry for her, her health, her state of mind.  What can I do?  I feel so helpless.  Lord, please help me to extend hope and encouragement to her. Her husband is terminal. She has no husband. Her child… Continue reading My Sister Needs You


Forget to pray?

We arrived at the doctor’s office and they prepped my husband for surgery.  The doctor entered the room and stopped, placing his hand on John’s shoulder, “I pray with all my patients prior to surgery, do you mind if I pray for you?”   Have you ever intended to ask for prayer and because of… Continue reading Forget to pray?

communication, Home, prayer

How to Temper Your Tone

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. New International Version (NIV) Was it necessary to speak to me in that tone? “Not your wife, she is… Continue reading How to Temper Your Tone

children, Grandparents, Legacy, prayer, Youth

Unlimited Data Plan

“I love my phone.”  “I hate my phone.”  How can one be so fickle?  When you upgrade to a new cell phone it is easy!    After using an android smart phone for several years, I upgraded to a newer version.  At the same time my husband changed from a flip phone with no data… Continue reading Unlimited Data Plan

children, prayer

Tossing and Turning

I couldn’t sleep at all last night – tossing and turning.  No, I haven’t been listening to 50’s music by Bobby Lewis.    But that was me last night.   Not sure for reason of insomnia because I usually sleep very well.  I was unusually tired - had lost sleep the night before because of spending… Continue reading Tossing and Turning

family, prayer

Duty Calls

           “The bobcat does not have an emergency brake.  Can you walk up to the barn and put blocks behind the back wheels?”  my husband called from his trip into town. So my morning devotions were interrupted –I  dressed quickly and walked to the barn.  I found some blocks small enough… Continue reading Duty Calls


Hope for Christmas

2013   had been a year of celebrations, graduations, memorable vacations, and reunions.  All of these centered around people – much more important than things. The previous year at this time things were almost complete for Christmas –shopping done early, decorating completed and baking accomplished -only a few things left.  What a feeling of accomplishment… Continue reading Hope for Christmas

family, prayer

Search and Rescue

Who would have thought that at my age I would be searching on the floor for a blue green contact lens?  No it does not belong to my grandchild but to me.  You’d think that by now I would be more careful or at least give up and just wear glasses.  Being smart for once… Continue reading Search and Rescue

cooking, Home, prayer

Much More Apples

It is apple season in our part of the country.  Many people flock to the mountains to purchase their favorite variety of apple.  Our favorite is pink lady.  They are a late crop and well worth waiting for.  The rosy pink color on the perfectly smooth surface covers a crisp, tart yet sweet delight.  It… Continue reading Much More Apples


Fall Preparations

The corn stalks are swishing in the wind – no they are actually being invaded by small gray bandits.  My fall pumpkin scene with faded corn stalks and dried corn is serving as meals for the squirrels.  The old timers and also the Farmer's Almanac say that we will have a bad winter because of… Continue reading Fall Preparations