Over The Mountain Filled with nostalgic memories of cross-country road trips in the 70's, a smile is sure to brighten the face of those old enough for such memories. As the years add miles to our journey through life, the road over the mountains ahead becomes a climb of a different kind.
Afternoon Drives Ever been the victim of a bad April Fools joke? My Dad got me good once in my youth. His joke may have resulted in a temporary disappointment, but the adventures rolled on.
Walk In Insecurities and self-doubting thoughts can become paralyzing if allowed. Even so, we need to call on God to help us find the courage to walk through unfamiliar doors. For behind many of these doors are blessings and adventures far more wonderful than we could have ever imagined, IF we don't cave in to our fears!
Overhead Bin If you find yourself laughing so hard you cry while reading this, I know you've been there too! If you find yourself rolling your eyes and snarling, don't worry, I learned my lesson!
Dance of the Windstorm Battling a canopy covering your booth at a festival during a rainstorm may be humorous to onlookers, but to the booth owners it's anything but funny. Just remember, this too shall dry up. Just like the battles we face in life will also blow over. We just need to stay focused and know that God is there to hold our hand as we walk through the storms in life.
The Missing Peace The shapes of puzzle pieces have always intrigued me. Specially the ones that look like people. So, I decided to paint a picture of a puzzle piece. Why not? Stumped as to how to paint it after it was drawn, the Holy Spirit came to my rescue. Check out my journey as an artist along with the painting.
Realistic Fiction and Mostly True Stories With A Bit of Fiction Added
Dessert First I'm not certain, but something tells me I'm not the only person out there who likes to eat their dessert first. Have you ever just closed you eyes to totally enjoy all the flavors of your dessert? Jesus wants us to taste and see that He is good also!
Love Those Weeds One can learn a lot of stuff, as well as life lessons, when we make the effort to know an acquaintance on a deeper level. This can be particularly eye-opening when we choose to learn more about someone on a personal level instead of believing the gossip and slander concerning them that can be heard echoing in the halls.
Grass Between My Toes Some days just seem to go on forever and never end. Specially when you have children in a multitude of activities. It's a challenge for me to remember to put some moments of fun in life during these times.
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