I Killed Angus!

A few months ago, I bought a plant. A succulent. I have never had this kind of plant before in my life. Mind you, my mom is the one who used to grow plants (and flowers) while I was growing up. Occasionally, I would try my hand at African Violets, and I remember having a…

Remember the Reason for the Season

It’s Christmas Eve today, and like most homes at this time of year, we have had our Christmas tree up for awhile. The colourful lights glowing, decorations hanging, and the angel watching over everything. The top section of our artificial tree is leaning some, because the part it’s stuck into has a piece broken off…

A “Separate” Blog It Is…

Welcome back! You may remember a recent post I made, about not using this blog and just using the one I have on Apple Blossom Ministries.  Well, after much deliberation, I have decided to reverse that decision. And I removed that post. Quite simply, I just wasn’t feeling it. It didn’t seem to be the right…

Jumping Back In

Today is my last day of a 10 day vacation I took with my husband – though a couple of the days were work related for him. I really enjoyed my time off because I had been feeling stressed from work, and I think I was taking on a little of my husband’s stress as…

15 Things For Which I Am Thankful

To me, Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday that happens once a year. During Thanksgiving, we often tell others what we are thankful for.  I don’t think that should be limited to once a day in October or November, depending where you live. Really, we should be thankful every day. What It Means To be thankful…

Ah, I See You’re Back!

I have been on vacation with my family for the last week. It’s been a much needed time of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Recently, I submitted a piece for the True Wellness Project, a part of the Well Christian Women blog, and while I was away, my article was published on their site. I’d love…

A Powerful Tool

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I remember repeating that when I was young. I don’t know if I was trying to convince myself of this, or others. It doesn’t matter, though, the meaning of that statement is a lie.     Words are a powerful tool. They can…

It Hasn’t Happened…Yet

For years I have dabbled in writing – mostly short stories and attempts at novels. I’ve dreamed of being an author, having my name on the front of a book.  I’m almost 50 years old and it hasn’t happened yet.     Why? Because I doubted myself, I didn’t feel confident in my writing capabilities, and I let…

A Little R&R

I’m like most people – I enjoy having vacation. That’s what I’ve been doing the past four days. I still have three and a half more days before going back to work.  I’ve been enjoying this time because I’ve been able to get a lot of R&R in; something I need to do. We’ve been…

It’s What’s Been On My Mind Lately

Grief is something we have all experienced in some way or another. And if you haven’t, give it time and you will.  Maybe it’s the loss of a parent, a spouse, child, friend. Maybe it’s the loss of a job, the use of part of your body and that’s what you are or have been…