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12 04, 2019



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12 04, 2019

Let There Be Light


And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning-the first day.

Let There Be Light2019-04-12T20:12:22+00:00
12 04, 2019

The Road To Romance


The road to romance takes many twists and turns in a myriad of locations. The basic premise of boy meets girl (or girl meets boy) falls in love and live happily ever after is a rather simplistic approach to the romance novel. There are so many types of romance novels that it’s fun to read different categories to find which ones resonate with your soul. My favorites are inspirational romances–which is what I write–and they can be contemporary or suspenseful. I also like western, Amish, and Historical–especially medieval Scottish Highlands novels. Some of which have more heat than others and that is a preference each reader must determine for themselves. I prefer more romance and mystery! But there are others [...]

The Road To Romance2019-09-21T11:43:56+00:00
22 11, 2018

A Grateful Heart


          Russet, gold, and tangerine leaves blowing off trees in the crisp fall air mark the month of November along with my favorite holiday.  Thanksgiving.       Over the years, this holiday, wedged between two other holidays, is skipped in favor of the hustle bustle of the next holiday a month later.   I don’t want to talk about that holiday in this post other than to say it means a great deal to our family as the basis of our faith.      Thanksgiving, an American holiday, is my favorite because it’s the least commercialized of the three that hit the end of the year.  Well, except for the grocery stores who provide all the wonderful food [...]

A Grateful Heart2019-04-12T20:44:38+00:00
26 09, 2018

Children & Sports


I saw this on my Facebook page and thought every parent should read it.  It's very true. My children were involved in gymnastics and dance at very young ages and stuck through the gymnastics until High School and both danced until they graduated High School. Today they are successful young women who set goals and achieve them. The author is unknown and if you are the author, I salute you and your words of wisdom. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of my friends asked, "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well, I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they [...]

Children & Sports2019-04-12T20:45:53+00:00
24 09, 2018

Nashville…The Music City


While I’ve been to Nashville several times, I never stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.   To say that it is spectacular is an understatement!  The lobby alone is worth seeing even if you don’t stay there! Never having driven the route, I worried about coming to Nashville from Raleigh due to Hurricane Florence with the devastation reaching the Raleigh Durham area where I live.  No road closures from the Raleigh area all the way to Nashville eased my stress.  However, I drove an hour out of my way because I missed a turnoff.  No matter though.  I still got there. The last time I visited Nashville, the roads were a mess and GPS was useless.  This time, the roads were a dream to [...]

Nashville…The Music City2019-04-12T21:28:19+00:00
12 09, 2018

When God shows up…


My husband and I are part of a group of couples who pray for the needs of our church.  We get together with the Pastor on Wednesday evenings to pray for one another, the church body, the community, and the world.  We've been part of this prayer ministry almost from the first time we attended this church when we moved to North Carolina three years ago. One couple out of the four couples on the team pray for people after service on Sundays.  We never know in advance who will pray and it doesn't matter to any of the couples because they're usually there every Sunday.  Who prays is at the discretion of the prayer team leader and who is [...]

When God shows up…2019-04-12T21:05:18+00:00
28 05, 2018

Memorial Day 2018


My father served in the Navy in World War II and my husband served in the Air Force at the tail end of the Vietnam War. Friends and classmates have served.  I have always been in awe of their service and for those who served in the United States Armed Forces throughout these past 200+ years.  They have served and continue to serve the United States with dignity and pride.  American soldiers have served to keep our country safe but most importantly to keep Americans, you and me, safe.  For a time, some years ago, my husband worked for a company that had contracts with the military and we lived in Germany.  We had the distinct privilege to see first [...]

Memorial Day 20182019-04-12T21:09:41+00:00
19 05, 2018

Royal Wedding


A prince and his princess.  What could be more romantic than that? Courtesy of The New York Times The thousands of people who lined the streets, trying to catch a glimpse of the prince and princess, and the millions who watched on television joined in celebrating their wedding.  Mesmerized,  I was glued to the television. And it didn't matter that I witnessed Prince William's wedding or Princess Diana's wedding.  This wedding was special. Most likely I will not witness another royal wedding in my lifetime.  Regardless, it was especially dear to me because my husband and I also married on this day seventeen years ago. The bride's simple and elegant dress, her gorgeous lacy veil and the astounding royal tiara adorned her beautifully.  The groom, [...]

Royal Wedding2019-04-12T21:10:16+00:00
16 05, 2018

Making Lemonade


Life. When it hands you lemons, make lemonade! An overused cliché, but it fits the human condition. Too often lemons hinder the path to the summit. Their sour and sometimes bitter taste can keep us from using them to make a refreshing drink.  Adding a little honey or sugar makes an impact in transforming unpalatable fruit into tasty lemonade, refreshing and oh, so delicious. That bitter lemon of failure can squeeze the last ounce of courage a person has within their soul and robs them of the joy of experiencing the mouthwatering flavor when it hits their taste buds. That sour lemon of disappointment can ferment when marriages or friendships falter and fail. It can cause a need to eliminate those [...]

Making Lemonade2019-04-12T21:10:54+00:00