I don’t care how nicely you ask, I really do not wish to go to hell, thank you anyway though.

Sometimes, I really have nothing valuable to add to the conversation and my blog lays bare for a week or more. I can't find the funny in a week of hate mail and stalking. But I can find the blessings. A well timed text message from my banjo teacher telling me I did well. (healing [...]

Video: Brad Stine, Smokers Can’t Help it

I am an on again off again smoker. Quitting for good is the hardest thing I've ever attempted. My problem is I actually enjoy it. I will get there. Brad Stine is one of my favorite comics of all time. He tells the truth in such a humorous way that it is difficult to be offended. I [...]

While I am still at a loss for words and the ability to wrap my brain around the events of July 20, 2012, This author (who was present during the attack) speaks with authority. I love her inspirational words and want you to see them.  To read the rest of her story – click on the highlighted line about that says TO READ MORE….Be blessed you guys. Deana


So, you still believe in a merciful God?”  Some of the comments online are genuinely inquisitive, others are contemptuous in nature. Regardless of the motive behind the question, I will respond the same way.


Yes, I do indeed.

Absolutely, positively, unequivocally.

Let’s get something straight: the theater shooting was an evil, horrendous act done by a man controlled by evil.  God did not take a gun and pull the trigger in a crowded theater. He didn’t even suggest it. A man did.

In His sovereignty, God made man in His image with the ability to choose good and evil.

Unfortunately, sometimes man chooses evil.

I was there in theater 9 at midnight, straining to make out the words and trying to figure out the story line as The Dark NightRises began. I’m not a big movie-goer. The HH and I prefer to watch movies in the comfort…

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Just for Fun: Cowboys Give me the Hiccups

Just like good shoes, a good black dress and a lipstick that lasts all day, I believe every woman should have at least one cowboy in their lives, if for no other reason than to bring color to their cheeks during a cold winter. I once saw a cowboy ride through a field where we [...]

The Melody of Life

"The banjo is such a happy instrument--you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful." -Steve Martin I can have a horrible week. A heart breaking, nothing goes right, things break, family crisis, gut pulling kind of week. A run away from home, lock myself in a cabin [...]

Friday Funny: it’s an eye candy trifecta

I hope all of you are holding up through this heat wave that has crossed America these last few weeks. It's so hot in Oklahoma, my hot flashes feel like cold showers. My dogs even looked at the squirrel this morning and said, "not today." It's just that hot. Why not pour yourself a refreshing [...]

Perfectionism is self hatred in disguise.

I would rather be naked than let you see me learn the banjo. That says a lot. I don't do naked well. (Think Bob the tomato). Learning something new while people watch is apparently worse. I call it being an introvert. My husband calls it being a perfectionist. Either way, I don't like people seeing [...]

Cycling update: Summer Heat and Mint Juleps

First off, I had no idea that a mint julep was mostly bourbon. That would explain why southern women are so genteel -- they're smashed. "Oh honey, I have the perfect thing for this terrible heat. Here have a mint julep, it'll cool you right down." Cool me down? Knock me out is more like it. [...]