Just Me and My Banjo

My first banjo lesson was last Friday. I learned how to hold it while sitting down which involved a brief lesson on the difference between boys and girls. I learned how to use the picks they gave me, and how to read a tabulature, a pick roll and three new chords (G, C, and D7). [...]

Entertaining Angels, God with Skin On

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 It is important to have friends you can be 100% yourself with. I have those. We try our best to be there for each other whenever we are needed. Life happens sometimes though and our [...]

Grace on the Brain

A friend posted today - ""If you could read my mind, I'm pretty sure you'd be traumatized for life." I know the feeling. I've read my mind, it's not the best place to get lost in and I usually try not to go there alone. My youngest graduated high school last week and we spent [...]

Distractions of a Redheaded UFO

If it's not laundry the dogs the boys my husband my bladder or the radio It's twitter, Facebook my Iphone or the sunshine. I'm supposed to be writing for four hours a day. That's my goal. God promises me in 2 Timothy1:7  "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven [...]

God is showing off again.

I promised myself I wouldn’t cry when my son graduated last night. And I didn’t. Then the commencement speech started. So much for promises. For the first time in 23 years, the administrator of the school gave the commencement speech. I'm sure the speech had points worth remembering. I'm glad we recorded it because I [...]

I’ll be back, I promise

For the first time in 21 years my boys will not be home for Mother's Day.  My oldest will be celebrating a wedding out of state with his closest friends and my youngest is in Belize working at a mission for the week with his class. Life is a cycle. My boys are now men. [...]