I am Thankful for Creation

THANKFUL THURSDAY In a world where we often fail to stop and think about gratitude and thankfulness I am declaring Thursday as my day to pick something I am thankful for and declare God's goodness right here in type. It might be a really big blessing or a simple thing...let's face it, there is so much to be thankful for...the possibilities are endless. I am thankful for the beauty and peace I find in God's creation...there is nothing I … [Read more...]

Cooking Strike

The cooking strike has now ended.You see, hubby has been traveling for a week, so I went on a cooking strike. I don't know why it is less motivating to cook when he's not home...but it just is somehow.Could it be because my daughter is a picky eater...still? Could it be that as long as it's food my 13 year old son, who is currently growing about an inch a month, will eat anything as long as it's not still mooing or rooted into the ground?I did … [Read more...]

Do you like me?

Do you remember receiving notes in elementary school that went something like this...I like you. Do you like me? Circle yes or noRemember the surge of excitement you would get when you realized someone liked you and wanted to be your friend? It was a great feeling then and it's a great feeling now.So yeah, I admit it...after less than a week of writing a personal blog I find myself holding my breath each day as I "stop by" to see if anyone has … [Read more...]

Lesson From a Horse

This morning I went out to let the horses out of the corral. One of them had somehow gotten into the small fenced off area where we keep our riding lawn mower, 4-wheeler, etc., etc. I just sort of stood there looking at Honey and thinking...are you daft? What is in here that you could possibly want? Then I realized it - grass, albeit a tiny amount of grass. So, this morning Tracey learned that it is true...horses DO think the grass is greener … [Read more...]


I just heard the coolest thing on Air 1 radio! Lou Gramm the lead singer for Foreigner found Jesus some 18 years ago while on his knees in a hotel room after performing at Madison Square Garden. He's been clean and sober since that time and now lives his life to glorify God. That's amazingly cool, right? Well, it gets better than that...now when in concert and he sings the song, "I Want to Know What Love Is" he now sings the words, "Now … [Read more...]

I Remember

Friend Friday... I had just dropped my daughter off at elementary school. My toddler son was finishing up breakfast and I was gathering up the "stuff" I needed for the opening day of Women's Bible Study at my church. The phone rang and my mom asked in a shaky voice, "Do you have the television on?" I didn't, I usually don't. As I walked toward the remote control lying on my green suede couch the next words I heard her say sort of lingered … [Read more...]

Just Do It

Have you ever been hanging out at home, day dreaming of the possibilities? You know, you start making plans...in your head...to go and do something really fun and then you think some more about it and you end up wimping out and decide, "Nah, that would be too much trouble, never mind." Bad move. Anything worth doing takes a lot of effort and shame on us when we let that stop us from having some fun and making memories. Over Labor Day … [Read more...]

Ya gotta start somewhere

For over a year I have been managing, editing and writing for a momblog that has seven contributors; I am now finally taking the plunge to write a personal blog. Sometimes a girl just has more to say! I have a tendency to be very random - so who knows what you might find here! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to doing life out loud with you! … [Read more...]