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

Here We Are!

Safely arrived to see what the future has in store for us. Minnesota greeted us with warm 70’s weather. For two days. Followed today by weather in the 30’s with snow flurries. Well now. This Northeastern & Southern transplant is quite fond of her flip flops. I’m not giving them up that easy, Not only … Continue reading

Another Step Closer

I can’t believe how close we are getting to when the moving truck we will be here. Meanwhile, been gathering things to go in the car for the moving van that will be unloaded when we get there.   The rest may be in storage for a bit while we see where we will end up. … Continue reading

Testimony from the Hospital

Once I heard a pastor say “you should have a three minute testimony ready at all times”. Yeah, that wasn’t about to happen.  I couldn’t sum it up in three minutes.  So, my testimony was only shared in bits and pieces.  Some people know my whole story.  Now you will too. Some time as Christians, … Continue reading

Marinating in Encouragement

I like it when I read blogs or articles or hear something that has me thinking about their words for a while.  Recently, I’ve read about letting things go, the power of prayer, fear, sharing our testimony, being transparent in the church community, and how the church should be viewed as a hospital for the … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning

When I was younger I remember my Mother would go through her big Spring cleaning stage.  We cleaned each room from top to bottom, inside and out.  We wiped the walls, baseboards, floors, windows, cleaned curtains, linens, emptied closets, and believe it or not, we aired the furniture outside and polished and cleaned it before … Continue reading