I found an old American Girl magazine during our last move. One blurb mentioned an easy way to repurpose discarded cereal boxes to store magazines. I happened to have a lot of DJ (Discipleship Journal) issues that, up until then, were kept in one of those plastic three-tiered wheely carts. Needless to say, the pile […]

A One Act Play In eleven scenes. Characters (in order of appearance): Turtle 1 (purple, with lipstick; the female) Turtle 2 (blue; the male) This is the first turtle. This is the second turtle. They want to play ball. But they can’t see each other through the ball. It’s even bigger than they are! So […]

Let’s insert some patriotism into the elections. Have all the presidential candidates sing “This Land Is Your Land” and see which one can bring the audience to tears. The contest won’t be won with singing chops. Hint: it’ll take humility. ^Had that thought late last night before falling asleep. Found out from comments on a […]

Sometimes someone tells you “this is good for you” and you do it, and you realize it is good. What is good? We are not good. In Chronicles of Narnia, someone asks about Aslan, who is a lion, is he safe? To which the reply comes, Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. God isn’t […]

Life is one big series of choices. You make a choice not to be angry. You make a choice not to envy. You make a choice not to be hurt. Make enough of these choices, over time, you are not an angry person. You are not a jealous person. You are not a victim. (To […]

I made some discoveries in 2015 that changed my life for the better. Cafe au lait. In my version at home, I brew half a cup of instant coffee and add almondmilk. Travesty, I know. Sharky’s Woodfired Grill. Oatmeal with honey and cinnamon. Did you know cinnamon has antioxidant properties? Latest bookmarked site: Mark Bittman’s […]

Rereading old Xanga entries and I love ’em! Haha. I can’t believe I wrote some of them, they’re so cute and lovely. Some are unaffected. Makes me think of a more lighthearted time in my life, or guileless me, even though I was going through hard stuff then, too. Ohh, miss the comments. It’s like […]

So, at 11:00 o’clock at night, I have a thought. Do you ever come across something or someone and think “If I were a(n) _____, I’d be that/them”? Or, “_____ is who/what I’d be, if I were a(n) _____.”? Maybe someone’s¬†expressive logic or train of thought really resonates with your own. This is it, I’ve […]

Read this brief resource from the Navigators on Thankfulness. It says that sometimes we don’t give thanks because of pride (I deserve what I have), resentment (I don’t have enough), or mixed-up priorities (like the nine lepers of whom Jesus asked, where are they?) It’s all too easy to point out the ways in which […]