It Was a Carb Coma Kind of Day

I've learned that the trick to a great Thanksgiving dinner -- aside from awesome recipes ala Ree Drummond, is apparently drinking a cup of coffee at 6:00 pm the evening before. Laying in my bed, bugged eyed at 1 am, I decided to go downstairs and pour myself some warm milk. While in the kitchen, I [...]

Repost: The Neurotic Messiah

 My husband and I are getting ready to close on our new fishing cabin / personal retreat in Adair Oklahoma. For the next week or so, I'll be busy packing, sorting, and cleaning things up. I am also getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In short, I won't have much time to write. In the meantime, I thought [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

From my house to yours, I wish all of you a very happy Thanks Giving Day -- even my Canadian friends. Blessings Deana Thomas Merton on Gratitude. Gratitude is more than a mental exercise, more than a formula of words. We cannot be satisfied to make a mental note of things which God has done [...]

REPOST: Redeem The Days of Silence

I am taking a short vacation from blogging to spend holiday time with my family. In the meantime, I have set up a few of my more popular posts for you to read. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Redeeming the hour Of words unspoken Gospels denied Deeds undone and Needs overlooked Would take a life time of [...]

REPOST: Epic Fail: On Romance and Marriage

Rumor has it, great romances involve planning. Every good relationship book will tell you that you have to plan for time together in order to keep romance in marriage alive and well. What every good relationship book does not tell you is there is a right way, and a wrong way for such planning. Movies [...]

It’s an Attitude of the Heart

‎"The overflow of our lives saturates those around us, good or bad. Each day we spread either thankfulness, kindness, love, forgiveness, and grace, OR we soak others with our bitterness, discontent, complaining, impatience, and sour attitude. What overflows from your life? When you spill over, what saturates the lives of... those ...around you?"~Hester Christensen

Closing on our Cabin

After month's of searching,waiting, and negotiating, our new fishing/writing cabin will finally be ours this Monday. Providing of course that all goes well with the closing. Which is will. Between the closing, settling in, Thanksgiving, and various Christmas Programs, things on this end will be busy to say the least. I will be taking a break [...]

Watching the Bears in Peace

I love my Bears. I love my husband. I love watching my Bears WITH my husband. Our oldest is away at college.   Our youngest was at work. We are alone. On the couch. Watching the pre-game show. When the old quarterbacks start talking about Cutler and Thigpen. I can't make this up. One former quarterback [...]

The Defenders on CBS: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

My youngest son has accused me of uhm, having a thing for male eye candy on TV and he's getting annoyed. Seriously? The child who shushes us during certain commercials is calling ME out? Ha! I have no clue what he's talking about. I watch 24 with my family because it is action packed and my boys like [...]

Wordless Wednesdays: Handel’s Messiah

  I didn't grow up in the church. I never went to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, or Egg Hunts. I never even got to be in a Christmas Pageant. Ever. I cannot begin to explain what it felt like as a kid, to see the neighborhood churches bustling with activity and knowing I couldn't [...]