Monthly Archives: December 2013
Just Do It!
Posted on December 31, 2013 7 Comments
Last week, I was visiting with my 47 year-old brother. He is mentally challenged, but is able to work part-time. He cleans bathrooms at a rest stop, and holds up a sign to bring customers in for a local barbershop. You definitely won’t find these two jobs listed in the top 10 most wanted occupations […]
More Than Amazing
Posted on December 31, 2013 4 Comments
One of the many reasons why I love Indiana. Many may argue that this state is boring, but I have been blessed with the most beautiful sunsets – ever – in winter, spring, summer or fall. All unique – all reminders of His glory and grace.
Straight from a Child’s Heart…
Posted on December 26, 2013 Leave a Comment
I am so blessed to have a job I love – I teach preschool. For many years I have worked with children – in one way or another. I watched teachers’ children after school, raised 3 sons, taught Sunday school and junior church, assisted in a kindergarten class, and now teach at a private preschool. […]
He Knows Your Heart
Posted on December 25, 2013 2 Comments
I have to confess that recently…..Christmas music of any kind has made me sad. Because of that, I dreaded going to church last Sunday. I KNEW what was coming – something that my husband absolutely loves – Christmas Carols. Like, I’m probably the only one on this planet who feels this way, but it’s true. […]
Don’t be Trapped by Bitterness
Posted on December 21, 2013 2 Comments
Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/prompt-forgive/ Personally, I don’t find it a challenge to forgive, and I choose to remember. After being in the ministry for many years, I’ve had a handful of people – primarily acquaintances, who asked me to forgive them because of inappropriate things that were said in front of me, […]
Posted on December 19, 2013 Leave a Comment
This is one of the few photos that I have of my mom and dad – dated December 18, 1952 – my mom’s 19th birthday. I never heard the story behind this photo, but I’m certain that if my mom had her choice, they were probably going out for dinner and dancing. Today would have […]
Kids Being Kids = Fun!
Posted on December 18, 2013 Leave a Comment
Before the weather turned bitter cold, the kids took advantage of playing in the leaves one beautiful fall day . If you look closely, you can see smiles tucked in between the flying leaves, and if you use your imagination….you can hear the laughter that floated across the playground.
Take One Step at a Time
Posted on December 17, 2013 Leave a Comment
Recently went to a viewing for an acquaintance we had known for many years. As I shook hands and hugged family members, I noticed out of the corner of my eye that his elderly parents were sitting in the first pew – looking at us as we headed their way. It was only for a […]
Different Shades of Beauty
Posted on December 16, 2013 Leave a Comment
Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
Blue isn’t My Favorite Color Anymore
Posted on December 14, 2013 Leave a Comment
As I was backing out of my driveway this evening, I attempted to use my backup camera to make sure the way was clear. Unfortunately, the camera was covered with ice, so my view was pretty distorted. My dad taught me many years ago that ‘you can never be too careful!’, so I made sure […]