Just one thing

The counter was full of dirty dishes, I’m SURE!  The floor likely sticky – all those grapes?  (YOU ever make grape juice?! Yeah.  That’s what I’m saying.)  There were people all about – her reputation on the line.  All in all, it was a very stressful day. Coming out of the “kitchen” to set a bowl … Continue reading

We’ll leave the (fire) light on for you!

The campfire is always in the same place.  It’s always the same clearing.  We’re always around a campfire.  Rarely, but there has been a couple friends with us once or twice – but the actions are always still the same.  We’ve just eaten, we’re enjoying hot, fragrant coffee, we’re laughing and preparing to roast marshmallows, when … Continue reading

Mining

Picture with me, if you will, a mine.  Mines have one yield.  You aren’t likely to walk into a copper mine in the UP of Michigan and come away with emeralds.  (Unless of course when they turn the lights out in the mine to show you how dark it is, you pop them off your … Continue reading

Joseph and his many coats of color

Does it amaze you, as well, when you are re-reading something in the Word that you know you’ve read MANY times and suddenly, you notice something that you had not seen before?  I did that this morning with Joseph and his coats. I have grown up with Joseph and his coat of many colors, so … Continue reading

What can we do?

The other day on my FB page, someone began a discussion about worship.  My thoughts have continued to swirl concerning the topic.  The question burning my lips has become, “Can we ever attain to being women of worship, if we do not spend time in the Word?” I thought that was the end of the … Continue reading

A Snickers ain’t gonna cut it!

It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and I’m STARVING.  I don’t mean hungry, I mean STARVING.  Okay, so not quite STARVING – but REALLY REALLY hungry.  I had breakfast and I had lunch, so how in the world could I be this hungry? Because my time in the Word this morning was cut short.  We had … Continue reading

Love is a many splendored thing, indeed!

He knew from looking at her bluing lips that death was imminent – every breath labored and painful for his precious daughter.  He didn’t understand why this was happening to him.  He as a man of position and power.  There were few who outranked him and yet – in the face of death, he was … Continue reading

My Saturday morning BFO

Do you ever have one of those stunningly brilliant thoughts – and moments later you realize, “Oh..well DUH! That is so glaringly obvious, I’m almost ashamed to admit I’ve just thought about it” ?  Yeah, well then call me Queen Glaringly Obvious today, because I just had one of those moments. “I have manifested your … Continue reading

It’s good for you….really!

I’m from the “Try it….you’ll like it” generation. I grew up hearing that commercial all the time. In it, the person would eat something and make all kinds of faces. It was such a horrid commercial, I thought for sure it would never make a comeback.  I guess I was wrong.  I’m seeing variations thereof in … Continue reading

Grapefruited underwater newspapers

Our library basket is full and overflowing…all the time.  One of the authors our library carries – and somehow keeps finding its way home with us – is truly a beautiful writer.  Their words sound lovely – they have a rhythm and melody all their own.  As you read you become so caught up in the harmonies … Continue reading