Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

An unedited bit add, this week, to "The Blessing Basket," novella 13 in the Holiday, USA series:

It would be so easy to lie, except it wasn't, not anymore, not to him.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Scripture

John 15:13

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday Links

Doug, over at Fit Faithful, shared a great post about Courage:

Jeff Rab shared a heartwarming memory about the small, simple things that stick with us forever:

God bless.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Service: A Navy SEAL at War by Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer nonfiction. A powerful read and on my keeper shelf.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Privacy Policy

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

A recently added unedited bit from "The Blessing Basket," novella 13, Holiday, USA series:

Trace followed her outside, his hand on her back. Electricity zipped through her. She wanted more. She pushed the thought away, again, as people greeted them like they belonged.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 23:17

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday Links

Pastor Dave, over at Grace for my Heart, shares a great perspective on taking the trash out:

I love the Mustard Seed Blog. She always inspires me.

God bless.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

"Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Musical Thursday

The Piano Guys "Something Just Like Liszt / Hungarian Rhapsody No.2"

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

The most recently added unedited paragraph, "The Blessing Basket," novella 13, Holiday, USA series.

A stray thought wandered into his brain, but no matter how hard he pushed it away it settled front and center. Was he disappointed in her or himself?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday Links

Searching The Meaning Of Life blog is in Greek. Google Translate does an acceptable job of translating into English. This post is about better using my time. Not much I didn't know already, but it was a good reminder.

Tarnya Coley is another inspirational blog I enjoy visiting:

God bless.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Favorite Recipe

I needed a change in the routine, a refresh way of looking at things.

My Breakfast Shake

I’ve used Carnation Instant Breakfast, for years. It provides protein and other vitamins and minerals. I pour a cup of milk in the blender. Add a frozen mashed banana and the packet of CIB. Add three sprinkles of cinnamon, two sprinkles of ground nutmeg and ginger, and one sprinkle of ground cloves. Add about a half cup of coconut milk. Blend. Add about 10 frozen cherries. Blend. Add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries. Blend. Add strawberries when I have them. Blend until smooth. I like using a shake straw. It feels decadent.

Blueberries and strawberries were on sale this week and looked beautiful. I wash and freeze them. They keep remarkably well.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

The most recently added unedited bit to "The Blessing Basket," novella 13, Holiday, USA series.

It's called a grounding exercise." Now that he'd started he couldn't shut up. "One of the methods called for different numbers like naming five things you can see and two things you can smell, but I could never remember the number. It made me more frustrated and escalated the symptoms. It was fine if someone was there to walk me through, but those were rare occasions. I needed something I could do alone. Three was an easy number to remember, and then I simply went through the senses I noticed as I'd regain my grip on the present."


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday Links

A blue ribbon dressage ride over at Horse Addict:

Over at Red Letters, making a difference isn't dependent on how old you are:

God bless.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Favorite Book Friday

Luke, yes the one found in the Bible. It was a recommended read when I read "The Battle Plan for Prayer," definitely one of my favorites. Reading the two together changed my perspective on my Savior. My understanding was already morphing, but Luke gave me the Biblical reference I needed. Along with books like "Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger," I stopped seeing a retiring, milquetoast, doormat kind of Savior. I saw a Warrior, ready, willing, and able to fight the powers of hell for me and win. I saw a Fighter who never gave up and never gave in. Even in death, He chose the hour. His life wasn't taken from Him; He gave it, with complete power and authority. I saw a Master of Himself, the elements, of this world and the world unseen. I saw a Man so full of love He was unwilling to allow darkness to reign and to demand His followers follow His life-changing, life-saving example. I saw a Hero worthy of worship, adoration, and following to the ends of the earth.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Musical Thursday

I've posted this one before but doing so again: 
Danny Gokey's song, "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" and the story behind it:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday Tidbit

Most recently worked on, unedited, sentence from "The Blessing Basket" novella 13, Holiday, USA

As she settled on the floor, he sorted out the chicken soup, sandwiches, bottled water, and cookies.