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……

I ain’t praying for that……..

Prayer is a tricky little subject.  Praying/trusting/waiting/when/if/praying/trusting/waiting…. the cycle continues! There are so many factors that come into play!  James 4:3 says “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” So there’s a wrong kind of asking! We hear about persistence in praying (reference Luke 18 where the … Continue reading I ain’t praying for that……..

For gain or loss…… I got a dog in this race!

Vested interest……  it denotes having ownership rights.  It means you have a special concern or even a stake in something.  It leans to “I’m trying to maintain this thang!”  or   “I need to influence this thang”…… cause it’s mine!  It’s my deal.  It’s MY thang! For gain or loss….. I got a dog in … Continue reading For gain or loss…… I got a dog in this race!