…my Labrador Retrievers, Doc and Zoe. Zoe brings calm and cuddles when chaos threatens. Doc melted our hearts when we saw him at the Humane Society. His quiet submission, playful endurance, and loyal watchfulness comfort all of us. They provide endless entertainment and unconditional love.
…my mom. She is the epitome of organization, efficiency, and calm. She knows when to speak and when to listen. Her hostess skills make all feel at home. Her patience puts Job to shame. My favorite times with her are when we visit about books while knitting and drinking coffee. When […]
…God generously sharing this passage with me today. May His Words encourage you as much as they did me! 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 New International Version (NIV) Generosity Encouraged 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give […]
…the carpets getting cleaned. It means my twelve-year-old, dog-stained, kid-trampled carpet will look…better than it did this morning. Moving the free-standing furniture and superfluous piles to the basement may result in a cleaner house overall. The furniture may adorn different corners, which could revitalize our antique, eclectic collection. Preferably, most of the piles will be […]
I am moderating a Q&A for my book While Bethlehem Sleeps until December 31. We also discuss topics about poetry in general. Please consider joining if you are a follower of my blog. A link to the group is located under Author and Book Links. Hope to see you there!
…my maternal grandfather, who served in World War II and the Korean War, as well as all veterans past and present. May we forever commend you for your sacrificial dedication through persevering in battle, preserving our freedom, and protecting our nation.
…for Saturdays and… sleeping until 8:30 a comfy-sweatshirt-no makeup-ponytail day a husband who thinks I am cute in a comfy sweatshirt, no makeup, and a ponytail on-hold library books for school Northern Light Dark Chocolate Mocha from Caribou Coffee a new cotton blanket to reduce nightly hot flashes payday groceries […]
…a sunny November day like this one eleven years ago when the word “autism” entered our daily vocabulary. That word closes some doors, but opens others. It exposes our weaknesses, then reveals our hidden strengths. Even as the suffering of one affects the whole, we are wholly joyful in every triumph. Many […]
From Him to me to you 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 New International Version (NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can […]
…what remains the same. Daniel 2:21-22 (NIV) 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. […]