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...
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....
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...