Friday, March 7, 2014


Pondering His leading me to His Cross. 

Approaching Golgatha...

Are my words & actions marked by humility? 

Are my actions during Lent honoring Christ for His sacrifices...

or boasting in my actions for self purposes?

Galatians 5 says "One can thus find in Christ strength and comfort against all vice and bad habits. And they are called true Christians who incorporate the life and name of Christ into their own life."

Let none of us boast...

Martin Luther understood and said:
Christ's Passion must be dealt with not in words and a show, but in our lives and in truth.
reading NIV.

John 8:31  "If you continue in my word, then you are truly Disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


1. something I'll never forget about the age I am now: 55 and still alive! thankful for every year

2.A household chore I've never done: 
Change the heater/air conditioning filters

 How have you managed that?  Hubs has never asked me to do it.  I DO know where/how though.

3. Nature shapes our personalities more than nurture? Inborn self is what it is but it certainly gets GREATLY tweaked along the way according to the amount and type of nurturing we receive/give.

4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'...funny because Zoanna over at
A Penchant for Pens recently sent me an idea for a question relating to this topic. My favorite food eaten on a stick is GRILLED/SKEWERED shrimp.

5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why?  Impossible to answer this one; am thankful for each one and hope to never lose any of them.

6. The best music, theatre, or sporting venue I've been to? In 1996 my husband was one of the volunteers for the Summer Olympics here in Atlanta; I got to attend the 'practice' opening ceremonies at the new stadium...'nuff said.
7. It's the last week of the five words or less bid adieu to your February. February brought birthday snow, thanks!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Hope this helps someone re-think their decisions regarding tattoos...

John 8:31 "If you continue in my word, then you are truly Disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

Friday, January 24, 2014


Friday Frags

  • Spent several days with my Mom in the backwoods of Alabama, where the parties are cows/horses gathering at the gate for their afternoon feedings
  • Shopping for clothes is somewhat more complicated since her macular degeneration is taking a much bigger toll on her abilities
  • Temperatures have continued to be in the ‘teens’ this week, which made for a very cold classroom at church for our Disciple I class…so, so thankful for my hubs lending us his basement space heater….Thank you, honey!
  • My collegeGirl’s part-time work as an extra in multiple TV shows and movies here in ATL has been fun…she’s actually got face shots in several of the trailer commercials for this season…It’s rather intriguing seeing your child made up and on TV in many different character types
  • Enjoyed a movie with my sweet friend on MLK Day…we saw THE BUTLER.  I was surprised to see so many familiar faces in that movie…well played, good music and accurately scripted, I think
  • So happy my prayer partner’s daughter, Melissa, is home from her internship in Trujillo, Peru…It was tough on her mama not having her girl here over Christmas; but, oh the things she has learned, shared and taught while she was away from us.  She’s adapted to a much simpler way of life, now wanting to throw out most of her stuff saying she doesn’t need it…a little culture shock readjusting to America?  I think so….so proud of her!
  • Bought us a 3 1/2 pound pork roast yesterday for .99/pound, WOOHOO!  Since there are only two of us in the house these days that much meat goes a long way.  Cut in in half, seared the halves; now one is in the crockpot with apples, carrots, potatoes, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon and water…the other half is in a simmering stew pot with French dip au jus…my house smells GLORIOUS as they cook.
  • Praying for my friend who is in the early stages of menopause…her poor body can’t decide what it is doing…I hurt for her and pray her transition is SOON OVER and doesn’t LINGER. 

Galatians 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Pray for someone you know today Winking smile

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hodgepodge 159 UGH!

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 159….Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Answering on my blog, soon to hop back to Joyce’s tomorrow to add my link to the party.
See you there!
1. It was decided on Sunday… the Denver Broncos will meet the Seattle Seahawks in this year's Superbowl 48. So when was the last time you bowled?  about 3 years ago…can’t do that anymore…my neck hurt for a week.
Do you like to bowl?   it’s ok
Are you any good? mediocre, at best
2.   Should sports stars be role models? My opinion will not influence it either way.  Those in places doing things others wish they were doing are always be ‘role models’…grass is greener kinda thing.
3. January is National Oatmeal month...are you a fan?  How do you like your oats?  I am a fan of oatmeal, wetter rather than drier, with honey/blueberries

4. What is one book on your reading list for 2014?  Don’t have one yet

5. What would you like your future self to say to your present self?  Ensure me these hot flashes will end…so tired of them; going on 5 years.

6. When scrolling through the TV guide, what is one movie title making you want to stop, grab the popcorn, and watch for a while?  Anything Harrison Ford

7. What are two style trends you hope never come back into fashion?  ‘pants on the ground’ and three-piece nylon suits

8.  My random thought:  I love watching the Australian Open when football has come down to its final days; but, I do so hate to hear all the grunting and moaning by some of the professional players. 
Didn’t their coaches ever stress to them ‘expending energy in that way takes AWAY from stamina and longevity on the court’?  Mine did.

Maria Sharapova

Top Five by Decibel levels:
1. Maria Sharapova, 101 decibels Russian
2. Michelle Larcher De Brito, decibels unconfirmed Portuguese
3. Monica Seles, 93.2 decibels American
4. Serena Williams, 88.9 decibels American
5. Venus Williams, 85 decibels American