Small and Simple Things

I tend to be a black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinker.  When I was young, I didn’t realize how devilish this could be.  There was good, or there was bad, and there really wasn’t much of anything in between.  This can produce all sorts of difficulties, but the one I am going to talk about today is the … Read more

It has been brought to my attention…

That people actually READ this blog sometimes, which makes the lack of a new post in four months rather boring.  Go figure. So, first, the obligatory life catch-up bit: I no longer volunteer at the Discovery Center.  This was a hard decision, as I really love it there, but I have been most pleasantly surprised … Read more


Not quarreling.  Not fisticuffs.  But our day-to-day battles.  Everyone has one, often we have many.  Sometimes it’s depression, and you just want to stay in bed.  Sometimes it’s spending too much money.  Sometimes it’s porn.  Sometimes it’s saying mean things, or judging, or eating too much, or any of a number of weaknesses or bad … Read more

On the Tender Mercies of the Lord

Heavenly Father loves me, even though sometimes I make poor decisions. My Honda hybrid had been giving me grief.  Most of it was indirect, psychological grief — like plummeting in value in the 2 years we’ve had it.  Some was more direct: bad power, bad miles per gallon, poor cargo room, systems malfunctioning, high maintenance, … Read more


Life just isn’t fair. I don’t mean little inequalities, like she got three bites of chocolate while I got only two.  I mean the big stuff, like Bill is much smarter than Steve, or Alan can walk while Jerry can’t.  Things that really bring us onto unequal grounds. And you know what?  It’s SUPPOSED to … Read more


Sometimes I stagnate.  In writing, in taking care of myself, in feeding my spirit, in taking care of the house, in moving forward in my life.  The older I get, the more tired and complacent I get.  However, this is not what we are supposed to do with our lives.  There is no standing still. … Read more