Firewood

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During the Texas snow/ice storm, I saw a post on Facebook that made me smile. It was a photo of a front yard covered in tree branches, and said, “It’s raining firewood.” I needed to see that because the most unnerving part of that week for me was the location of our home. The house… Continue reading Firewood

Footprints

We didn’t allow the snow and ice to hinder us from taking a walk. After the first fallen snow, it was light powder and easy to walk through, but then a fine layer of ice fell on top. That made it a little more challenging, but where there’s a will, there’s also a way. You… Continue reading Footprints

Get Over Yourself

That’s what my sponsor would say. When I felt alone, or decided to have a pity party, she would encourage me to look outside myself. To find a need and fill it. Not my own need, but the needs of others. The first line you’ll read in the book, “The Purpose Driven Life” is, “It’s… Continue reading Get Over Yourself

Let’s Get Real

Thank you for requesting a handwritten note. (You know who you are) They’ve all been mailed. I don’t know one of the people very well that requested a note, so I just sat down and shared my morning. Each word written was like she was sitting at the table with me. I hope she can… Continue reading Let’s Get Real

My Front Yard

This is one of my favorite memes. Last year, I wrote about The Bird Feeder. I loved it, but spent a lot of time agonizing over the squirrels. They wouldn’t stay off the feeder and wound up destroying one of them. Fast forward to today, I feed the squirrels. I pour the feed right on… Continue reading My Front Yard

I Love Lucy

My daughter is spending time this week with one of her best friends. Her friend goes to college in Florida, so they haven’t seen one another in years. She came to Texas to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, which was Wednesday. Yesterday, I checked the mail, and it was stuffed with all kinds of goodness. I… Continue reading I Love Lucy

You are Good

I went down to the corner store this morning, and was greeted by my friend behind the counter. We love one another like good friends do, even though I just met him a couple of years ago. He is a real life superhero in my book. I don’t know his story, only what I’ve seen.… Continue reading You are Good

Plug Into Community

Whenever I mention attending a public event to my daughter, she says, “No. I don’t like people.” We laugh after she says it, but there is a lot of truth in it. I hear other people saying it too. God wants us to love; He doesn’t mention like. The word ‘love’ is mentioned 365 times… Continue reading Plug Into Community

No Regrets

Just because we have them, doesn’t mean we have to keep them. The dictionary describes it as: Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often expressed by the term “sorry.” That is encouraging to me because it reveals itself as consciousness and emotion, which we have… Continue reading No Regrets