Background noise is drowned out by the snowflakes hitting the ground. Snow’s arrival gives us nature’s permission to slow down, listen to our own breathing, our own footsteps. It causes us to stop running to catch up with the world, and to stop and notice our private place within the larger realm. Although … More Snow makes everything quieter.
Notice the last line on this magazine cover: Eleanor & Park’s Rainbow Rowell. Yes that’s really the author’s name. Here’s the full cover: I picked this up at my local Barnes & Noble about a week ago but I had no time to read it. I set it aside. As you may (or may not) … More I call your attention to this:
Robbery #1. The intermittent windshield wiper was patented in December 1964. The man who created this invention presented it to the “Big Three” auto companies, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. He tried to get the auto companies to license the use of his invention, and although they rejected his proposal, they began installing intermittent wipers … More A tale of two robberies
The world’s eyes have turned to the Robin Williams story. He is a man that we all loved, and we really had no idea that he was in so much pain. We mourn him. While there is now much debate on what could have/should have/would have been done, I thought it might be a good … More My own personal crawl through depression vs. a broken leg.
I still have a flip phone. I can’t get Facebook or “apps” on my phone. It only talks and texts. I can so relate to Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. If the old way works, why change it. Could my grandfather be correct? My husband, aka Mr. Porter, shared this commercial with me, and I … More Paper? Yes, please. Some things need to stay old school.
I’m out of town today, so I thought I would recycle this “draft” that never made it to “publish.” Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. All I wanted was some silence. I rushed across the library, my customized orthotic sneaker squeaking with every step. I tried to be quiet, but my limp seemed to advertise my … More Would a Prompt help?
Wise Men from the East Matthew Chapter 2 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and … More Wise Men (and women)
If I could tell teenagers today one thing it’s this: High School sucks for everyone. Well, everyone except the Mean Girls and the Jocks. But that’s ok: The Law of Sowing and Reaping (sometimes called “Karma”) will get them. Sometimes it takes decades to catch up, but catch up it will. Don’t make it happen; … More Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories
I actually wrote that in my friend’s yearbook. She repeatedly asked me what it meant, and I told her, “nothing.” It does actually mean something, but I had trouble spitting the words out. I thought of all the times in my life that I had to eat something (like liver, yuck!) or I would get … More Eat your eggshells or you won’t get dessert
I believe there is HACKING going on.
I’m going to make this easy. Debt for individuals: 1. If you use a credit card to buy something because you don’t have the money, the “borrowed” money is DEBT. 2. Debt makes you a servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7) You have to go by their rules: When to pay it back, how much each payment has … More Debt 101 — Debt Limits for Dummies – Debt Ceiling
Years ago when I had my first car and my first custom car stereo system, I did mix a tape and we played it until it got that “window sound” –which means it was time to throw it out the window. 😉 Many years have passed since then, and life has changed me. So here … More My Mix Tape Masterpiece – Daily Prompt
Oh sure, it’s “pretty” when you look out the window and see the snow falling. And sure, the fire is so delightful. It’s almost that time of year again, time to dress like a Canadian. Layers and layers of clothes, piled on top of each other, trying desperately to keep the cold out. I’ve lived … More Dressing Like a Canadian
It’s the worst addiction of them all. It’s not just the nicotine; it’s all those other chemicals they put in there that make those cigarettes so addicting. I quit and restarted several times over the course of a decade, but I finally quit. (It’s been at least 15 years now.) Believe me, if you are … More How I finally quit smoking
Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits. Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of…
Well, I have your attention now, don’t I?! If you’re been lurking around my embellished memoir, you know that Mr. Porter has been trying to make a HUGE decision, and I have not entirely been the best help-meet that I should be. I thought that if I left him alone, and prayed behind his back … More I’ve been a very naughty girl
“There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.” –Aramaic Bible in Plain English John 15:13 Keith Green died at the age of 28. He was a Jewish believer in Jesus. His music lives on!
I attended a Holocaust Remembrance event yesterday. We obviously need to remember what happened because we want to prevent it from ever happening again. Volumes have been written on the Holocaust; I would just like to concentrate on one piece of it today: Propaganda. It all starts with ideas. As the Nazis increased in power, … More Would you recognize Hitler if he moved in next door to you?
Where to start? I guess the middle is as good a place as any. So my fiancé (now Mr. Porter) and I had to attend the pre-cana classes and get our certificate before we got married. I should mention here that I was off my regular anti-depressant medication. I was not on any medication, as … More A Night at the Psych Ward
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I have received an email from a Brother in Christ. I can not post it here, for security reasons. I can’t really give any information except that they are following God’s plan for their lives, and witnessing and converting others to Christ. When…