A little background:
I work as a Teacher Assistant (TA) in a high school, conveniently down the street from where I live. Before I started working there, I'd sit on the porch of a morning with my coffee and pray for the students as they'd p... Read more
Kids and Veggies
My late husband used to call Brussels Sprouts "poison plants from Jupiter".(Ironically, he liked other members of the cabbage family.) But my daughter and I have loved them, now and then treating ourselves to the high fat-and-sodium frozen sprou... Read more
CAT MIRACLE DIET
I was looking over some photos I'd put on my facebook, and came upon one to which I'd posted this. I think it will give folks a fun laugh today! I don't know who wrote this originally.
Most diets fail because we stubbornly continue to think... Read more
"The Comfort Wherewith We Ourselves Are Comforted of God"
While I usually prefer the NIV, I do like the "phrasology" of the KJV for this particular portion of scripture.
I have had many occasions to turn to 2 Cor. 1:3-7 over the years. And my recent break-up with Levi gives me another such occasion.... Read more
The Way He Does the Things He Does
So, I was feeling a little down starting yesterday, as I was facing the anniversary of DH's passing, and having broken up, not having a "sweetheart" for Valentine's Day.
We'd gotten a new phone so I had to restore some frequently called nu... Read more
On February 13, 2011, a Sunday, I got up as usual and went down to prepare the coffee. I then returned upstairs to take a shower. When I finished, I went back to my room to ask my husband if he was going to come to church with me - he would have... Read more
Getting Near That Time
While not "religious" about Valentine's Day, still it's nice to let people know that you care about them, whether you are lovers, friends, or family. I heard a song by Steven Curtis Chapman some time ago, and used it as a background for some of ... Read more
One of my problems in the area of weight loss is that I really like food - the many flavors and textures - and it was hard to listen to the stomach saying, "Okay, I've had enough" when the tongue was saying, "But it's so GOOD, I want MORE." But ... Read more
We must have gotten a foot at the very least since the snow started coming. It is absolutely beautiful. But also inconvenient. I want to get to church tomorrow, especially since I didn't make it LAST week.So, I put on my boots and coat and hat a... Read more
There is a calendar in the ladies' room of the second floor co-ed staff lav where I work. It's been February for about a week now but it was just this morning when I looked below the photo of the pretty winter landscape to read the quote there:
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The more I deal with this world's trappings, the more I want of Jesus.
I am not rich by U.S. standards, but certainly compared to most of my friends in Peru, I would be considered QUITE well off. I am able to make monthly payments on my van. ... Read more
I finally got a more-or-less permanent assignment for this semester. I'm in a "Math Lab". No, not METH Lab! This is strictly legit! It's not a classroom per se. Rather, if students miss lessons or work or tests, they can come to us during their ... Read more
I have lived in this house since I was pregnant with my son, who will be 30 this summer. It was my Dad's and he was still living here, along with my step-brother, when my husband and little girl and I moved in. We rented, with the option to buy.... Read more
I won't deny I had quite a workout, climbing the ladder, washing and painting the walls...My arms and shoulders tell me I challenged them. But my knees and hips did not appreciate all the standing I put them through. So today, to do them a favor... Read more
Several Months and 23 Pounds Later
My daughter Abi (AKA Glitterfairy, previously Raptormelon) and I have been at these walls since after breakfast. Actually, I started washing them last night during commercial breaks while watching Knight and Day, a fun action comedy. I was up ti... Read more