The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

Whoever has even ever HEARD of a Torta di Mandorle. And I have no clue what it means.  Nor do I know what language it is.  And I should've taken it as a "sign" .... when I spilled a cup of coffee all over the recipe.... perhaps this wasn't that great of an idea. But … Continue reading The Fail, the Cover-up, the Restoration —

But Officer………

I have never been known as an aggressive driver.  Actually, I’m just the opposite.  What even is the opposite of aggressive? (I just now looked it up……I’m meek and friendly?)  Yeah, that’s me!  A meek and friendly driver! (Mousy was also thrown into that antonym, but I choose to ignore that!) I have never had … Continue reading But Officer………

Meet me at the gym!! We’ll have muffins! (or get rid of ’em….. whichever!)

The word “tight” can mean so many things.  There’s 14 varied definitions in WordBook! In music —  it’s a good thing…. as in tight harmony. In construction — it’s a good thing… a tight roof or we’re warm in our tight little house. In security — we want tight…. our curtains are drawn tight, the … Continue reading Meet me at the gym!! We’ll have muffins! (or get rid of ’em….. whichever!)

Lessons on Prayer and Moon Pies…. from a Service Station

Twenty-plus years ago there were gas stations that pumped the gas FOR you!! Yeah, seriously!! And back then we called 'em "SERVICE Stations"... (emphasis on the word SERVICE) Bet ya know why THAT little name got DROPPED! But I'm not bitter! We accept change and move on! Like most things, though, this didn't happen overnight. … Continue reading Lessons on Prayer and Moon Pies…. from a Service Station

Joy…… in spite of!

Jumping for joy!  What does it even take to pull off this kind of joy?  For this group it was merely pancakes at the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, but generally speaking "jumping for joy" eludes us more often than not!  Now granted, the "jump" of joy might be a bit of a lofty goal..... I … Continue reading Joy…… in spite of!

So I’m a stump forevermore….!!

Who needs “more”?  More is an interesting word.  It says that what I got ain’t sufficient.  It just ain’t working for me! So…. who needs “more”? I’ve long loved Ephesians 3:20-21.  It has been my lifeline to hope.  In my situations that haven’t changed, that aren’t changing, I have come to rest in the “more” … Continue reading So I’m a stump forevermore….!!

A lot can happen in 10 years……

Ten years….. a lot can happen in ten years!  I was recently brought to think of the “10-year mark” because of the 10th-year anniversary reflection of our dear friends the Tyson’s.  It’s a worthy read on their Caringbridge (Abel Tyson) site or on Rachel’s blog racheltyson.com as they considered the past 10 years of their lives..  I’m … Continue reading A lot can happen in 10 years……