Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Train of thought is found as early at 1650. I can use it! Woohoo!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday Quote

Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, every day, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at the computer screen.
~ Katrina Monroe

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:14-15

And the Lord god said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday Links

Bridget A. Thomas shares the importance of Bible study and hints to improve it:
https://bridgetathomas.com/2019/05/25/spending-time-with-god/

Learned something new from Travel with Intent:
https://travelwithintent.com/2019/05/27/the-end-of-the-line-falkirk-wheel/

God bless.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Randy (Sisters by Design series Book 2) by Sharon Srock Christian romance. This was a trough read, for me, bringing back too many memories. I identified with Randy on so many levels. The story referenced Psalms 27, and I read it. I read to the end and glad I did. It's a keeper.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Musical Thursday

8-hour compilation of piano and running water by Soothing Relaxation/Peder B. Helland

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Milquetoast doesn't appear until 1938.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday Quote

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
~ Victor Frankl

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:13

And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday Links

Fuzzy Fanatic shared her tribute to Grumpy Cat:
https://fuzzyfanaticblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/top-10-funniest-grumpy-cat-memes/

Some posts are a delightful bit of nonsense, like this one by Sunshiny SA, Kavitha:
https://sunshinysasite.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/whether-the-weather/

God bless.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

Mac (Sisters by Design series Book 1) by Sharon Srock Christian romance. I love the (Heavenly) Father/daughter relationship. I really enjoyed the story and want to read another.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence Day


I'm so grateful to have been born and raised in the United States of America. "Home of the free because of the brave." May you be blessed on this Independence Day.

Jean Fischer, Something to Write Home About, wrote a beautiful tribute: Grandma Lily's "Old Glory"
https://jeanfischer.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/grandma-lilys-old-glory/

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Perception, as in "intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality," doesn't appear until 1827.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday Quote

If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.
~ Unknown

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:11-12

And he said, who told thee that thou wast naked? Has thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.



Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday Links

Jeff Rab's post "Finish the Race" inspired me:
https://jeffrab.com/2019/05/15/finish-the-race/

Bridget A. Thomas shares the value of seeking "Quiet Time with God":
https://christiansread.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/quiet-time-with-god/

A good blog post for this coming week, by History Imagined:
https://historyimagined.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/americas-revolutionary-war/

God bless.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

World Changer: A Mother's Story: The Unbreakable Spirit of U.S. Navy SEAL Aaron Caron Vaughn by Karen Vaughn biography and parenting guide. I have no children, but I need to learn how to parent myself. I've stumbled along over the years and decided to use this book. What a remarkable, admirable family.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Musical Thursday

A compilation of piano and rain over at Soothing Relaxation/Peder B. Helland

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Objective, as in goal or aim, appears in 1881.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday Quote

Clutter is not just physical stuff.
It's old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits.
Clutter is anything that does not support your best self.
~ Eleanor Brownn

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:9-10

And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Links

I confess I'm less than stellar at marketing. Shocking, I know. I also try to have a sense of humor about it. For writers, Chris McMullen posted some helpful information:
https://chrismcmullen.com/2019/05/09/marketing-a-book-when-youre-an-artist-not-a-businessman/

I enjoy Motivating Daily's bits of wisdom every day:
https://motivatingdaily.com/2019/05/20/learning-from-frustration/

God bless.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

"Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds" by David Goggins. This is a life-changing read for me. I'm pursuing the challenges and determined to become healthier and hunt my dreams.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Musical Thursday

Another compilation of birds, piano, and guitar over at Soothing Relaxation/Peder B. Helland
https://youtu.be/FMrtSHAAPhM

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday Tidbit

Vitriolic, as in caustic or biting, shows up by 1841, too late for my story.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday Quote

God loves you just the way you are,
but He refuses to let you stay that way.
He wants you to be just like Jesus.
~ Max Lucado

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:7-8

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday Links

Mustard Seed Blog shares a powerful post on "Weeding the Garden of Your Heart" and forgiveness:
https://mustardseedblogs.com/2019/05/03/weeding-the-garden-of-my-heart/

Foster Appreciation Month was May, but children still need homes. Some are easy, and some are not, like most people:
https://waterforcamels.com/2019/05/04/a-month-of-appreciation/

God bless.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Musical Thursday

It's easy to become busy and distracted. I'm finding these helpful. I'm endeavoring to use these on a more regular basis as part of my routine, to bring me back to center. This one is piano only by Soothing Relaxation, composed by Peder B. Helland.
https://youtu.be/v-t3L7nWEbg

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday Quote

Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. 
Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.
~ Keanu Reeves

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:4-6

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that it in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as good, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Saturday Links

Bridget A. Thomas shared a much needed bit of encouragement over at Christians Read:
https://christiansread.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/this-is-only-a-test/

History Imagined shared a bit of interesting information about "The Other Notre Dame":
https://historyimagined.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/the-other-notre-dame/

God bless.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas: I read the unabridged book the summer I lived in Yellowstone and fell in love with the story. I enjoyed the movie version with Jim Caviezel. If you're a story purist, the movie is not for you. :-) The interview with the writer, found on the DVD, was delightful. I appreciated his perspective and his sense of humor.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Musical Thursday

Piano guitar, flute, and birds by Soothing Relaxation, composed by Peder B. Helland.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday Quote

When you are hanging on by a thread, make sure it is the hem of His garment.
~ Toby Mac #SpeakLife

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Scripture Study

Genesis 3:1-3

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

Favorite Book Friday

"Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery is another wonderful book I discovered in my children's literature class, in college.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Musical Thursday

I'm discovering some of the mood and relaxation compilations. This one is piano and guitar and birds by Soothing Relaxation, composed by Peder B. Helland.