Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

My ex-roommate went on a trip and I am dog-sitting for four days. Having been used to walking one little dog, I forgot how challenging it can be to walk two! Her dog is a male, who likes to leave his scent about every ten feet or less. My dog is female, and likes to...
Thrift Shop Temptations

Thrift Shop Temptations

About 5 years ago I began to work as a volunteer cashier at the American Cancer Society thrift shop, called the Discovery Shop. This is not like your normal thrift shop. Clothing is carefully inspected for tears, stains, missing buttons or other damage and if it...
Violence and Perspective

Violence and Perspective

Like most people, I watch the news showing the rioters and protesters, and wonder what burning down businesses, shooting policemen, destroying historical statues and chanting, have to do with making our country more racially conscious and better. Those that claim to...
The Skunk Tale

The Skunk Tale

Like many people, I love any small creature. Watching nature is a national pastime. While I think most baby animals are adorable, even baby skunks, I draw the line at a full-grown critter! Our backyard is well fenced. Five-foot boards and 18” of lattice work on top....
Writing Biblical Fiction

Writing Biblical Fiction

A friend once told me I write differently when I write Biblical Fiction. I had written three books of Contemporary Christian Fiction before Journey to the Well was published. God always uses the ups and downs in our lives, and even in Biblical Fiction I can...
Praying for Parking Places

Praying for Parking Places

Does God care about the little things in our life, like getting somewhere on time, hoping a conversation with a friend goes well, a new job, sickness? He does. All those and more. I have a friend who asks her “Parking Angel” for parking places. It seems like trivia,...
Teaching What I Know

Teaching What I Know

Years ago, I traveled for almost 3 years for Stonecroft Ministries. It was fun and a thrill to share my life and journey with other women. The only problem was that the committee had to approve my speech and I was not to deviate from it. That was fine, I told of my...
To mask or not mask, that is the question!

To mask or not mask, that is the question!

There seems to be such a controversy over whether we are to wear a mask at all times, even when exercising. We all want to be sensitive to the feelings of others and to the mandates from our governor, which at this writing, are getting weird! You can go to Walmart,...
Dating Again

Dating Again

After 27 years of marriage, and 2½ years of widowhood, I took a chance and accepted an invitation for lunch from a gentleman who volunteers where I do. He’s a nice man and while I was feeling some reluctance, I agreed to go. We talked about our spouses and family and...