communication, exercise, faith, prayer, surgery, walking faithfully

Walk

He can walk! Yes, my husband John was able to walk the next morning after back surgery. He was in a wheelchair for 3 weeks prior to surgery.  The PT lady in the hospital was amazed how well he walked and the doctor released him that day.  Wow, back surgery and only one night in… Continue reading Walk

depression, faith, family, pain, prayer, surgery

All the Time?

Pastor – “God is Good!” – response People – “All the Time!” Pastor – “All the Time!” – response People – “God is Good!” Our church service begins with this ritual. Many times, I think – All the Time? When a loved one dies? When the diagnosis is cancer? When your spouse leaves? When your… Continue reading All the Time?

children, family, Grandparents, Legacy

Kissing Cousins

The three quarter length sleeves on the red dress were flattering as was the fitted waist.  Even though it was a warm day in September I could not resist wearing the new dress on my date.  Johnny picked me up and said, “I’d like to stop by my house – there are some people I’d… Continue reading Kissing Cousins

cooking, family, gardening

Sugar or Starch?

How could something so sweet be good for you and yet stick to the bowl like starch? July and August may be the dog days of summer because of the heat but they are our time to ‘put up corn.’ Sweet corn is my family’s favorite vegetable.  When the family gathers for Sunday lunch or… Continue reading Sugar or Starch?

faith, family, gardening

Fake Strawberries

John 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV) 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will… Continue reading Fake Strawberries

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Which Season Are You In? — Pat Strickland

One of my hobbies is color analysis. I enjoy the process of helping someone discover what colors are best for them to wear. Each person can be categorized in one of the seasons of the year – fall, winter, spring or summer. It is amazing to see how one’s hair color, eye color, eye pattern, […]… Continue reading Which Season Are You In? — Pat Strickland

faith, family, gardening, Legacy

Which Season Are You In?

One of my hobbies is color analysis. I enjoy the process of helping someone discover what colors are best for them to wear.  Each person can be categorized in one of the seasons of the year - fall, winter, spring or summer.  It is amazing to see how one’s hair color, eye color, eye pattern,… Continue reading Which Season Are You In?