Iowa Additions 

Iowa Additions 

While we were in Iowa these two joined the party.        These cute adopted brother and sister made the cold days fly by and the warm days happy! We went looking for one, but couldn’t split the siblings. They behave just like children. One moment carrying on, the next all sweet as can be.  … Continue reading

Well, hey there!

If you recall from my last entries (if you can even remember them, ha!) we moved from the warm climate of the South to the cold Winters of Iowa. The area we lived in had around 3,000-5,000 people during the Winter months and could swell to 50,000 in the Summer. It was nice, but limited … Continue reading

Ps. 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.  Ps. 46:10 Off the grid. That’s what I was for over a month while we moved into our new home and waited until the cable company had the equipment they needed to hook up whatever they needed to make the box sitting in our front yard “work”. … Continue reading


A few years ago at my Thursday ladies Bible study group, we were discussing making a difference in people’s lives.  We talked about how hard it is to know if that is happening or not.  We talked about one day in Heaven meeting those we’ve impacted by even just the smallest thing we might not … Continue reading

Kick Started

I had a friend ask me about two weeks ago if I had blocked her from my blog. She hadn’t seen any posts from me lately. No, of course not!  I told her. My mind wanted to think of all these excuses of why I had not posted anything.   But, with every excuse I could … Continue reading

Hidden Treasures

This morning I looked out the back window to see two birds hopping from branch to branch.  They were burying their beaks in clumps of flowers in a busy way.  I was trying to see if there was a pattern to which branch they choose.  The only thing I could tell was they were purposeful, … Continue reading

The call back

I was wondering if he would call me back. And he did. This morning, I talked to my Dad after well, I don’t remember how many years. He was hesitant, slightly awkward sounding, but yet anxious to talk.  He proceeded to tell me he had been busy the day before going door to door, giving … Continue reading

Wrestling will make you ache….

Genesis 32:23-32 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.  So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the … Continue reading

The Bandit

Growl at it, snarl at it. Scare it off; let it know who’s in charge. That was what I felt I needed to do when I first saw the raccoon. But what exactly was it doing inside anyway? And where exactly was I? It didn’t seem to matter which room I went into, the raccoon … Continue reading


I having an adjustment. But, not the kind you get from a chiropractor. My vocabulary is having a definition adjustment. I was thinking that when I caught myself referring to “back home”. Home. Realized that over the last 29 years, the word home had become associated, not with the place where I had been born … Continue reading