Singing in the Choir

Singing in the Choir

It’s hard to believe that after all these years I’m still singing in a church choir! I’ve sung with Sweet Adelines, and the church I was in for 22 years had 120 or so in the choir. I didn’t do any solos there as I was too shy. But when I married in 1990 and we moved...
The Easter Musical

The Easter Musical

Some time ago I mentioned that my friend, Carolyn, who teaches piano, and myself, (who doesn’t read music and plunks out tunes one note at a time) spent 2 years putting together a fabulous Easter musical called Glorious: An Easter Musical. There were two “almost”...
Blogging for fun, or?

Blogging for fun, or?

Why do we blog? To share some ideas? To advertise something? It’s fun, but unless you have 1,000 followers, is it worth the time spent? I love sharing with my readers and getting feedback, but I wonder who is reading my blog? Is there something they would like me to...
Luminaries

Luminaries

In a portion of my part of town, on Christmas Eve, many of the neighbors get together and place luminaries on their porches, sidewalks, and driveways. Houses are decorated, some spectacularly, and they have tables set up on one street to serve cookies, hot coffee, and...
Getting Back to KOPS

Getting Back to KOPS

Well, for the uninitiated, KOPS stands for Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly. That is the result of belonging to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. I’ve talked about TOPS before. It’s a weight loss group that depends on incentives to encourage weight loss rather than...
Putting Away Christmas

Putting Away Christmas

My least favorite holiday is Halloween. Our neighborhood is invaded by ghouls, ten foot skeletons, ghosts and even a guillotine. Halloween is in the 3 billion dollar bracket with spending: costumes for adults, children and their pets, a huge supply of candy to give...
A Christmas Concert

A Christmas Concert

Every year our church does a Christmas concert. For the past three years I’ve been blessed to still be able to sing in the choir. I’ve been singing all my life, but voices change over the years. As long as the Lord enables me, I’ll keep singing. Last year the music...
A Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem

Dear Readers, I didn’t write about a mouse this year, but that turned into a darling children’s book thanks to a great publisher and illustrator! This year, since I can’t send you all Christmas cards, I’d like to share my Christmas poem for 2023. May the Lord bless...
To Give or Not to Give

To Give or Not to Give

As all of us are keenly aware, there are a lot of homeless on the streets! They are on almost every street intersection with their cardboard signs. Sometimes they are smoking, and I feel that at the price of cigarettes these days, if they can afford that, they don’t...