Should We Speak or be Silent?

Is silence always golden? Silence does not mean we are incapable or fear confrontation, but rather we are choosing not to speak.  After injury, there is a space of time between wrongdoing and forgiveness we bear the heavy burden of bitterness. We examine the offense in detail, grapple with reason, and question the motives of our enemy. Our conscience prompts introspection, where we…

The Promise

This story begins in a motel room in Florida years ago. As usual I was watching a Christian channel. A promotion for donations to finance future programing and other charities the station supported was running. A few days beforehand, I had loaned a friend several hundred dollars. The same program was on when my friend…

Tell her: It is the best day ever!

Camden’s excitement was contagious and it is hard for me to remember a day when happy was defined so well.  I work Saturday night until Sunday morning, spending time with grandchildren is a rarity.  Because Camden’s mom works nights and could not go with us, I sent lots pictures and short videos of our day…

Angel D.N.A, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Funny Commercials, & Shepherds Pie

Things are always moving, transforming, shifting.  But it is constants that make us feel safe. Those good things that do not change. Unmovable things.  What keeps you steady in the storm?  Is there anything in this world that doesn’t change?  Is there anything not of this world that never changes? I have a answer based…

The Best Little Cathouse

In order to obtain a peaceful existence between Toby and I, certain lines had to be drawn. I have went back to the drawing board many times in frustration.  It was getting so bad the thought of giving him away crossed my mind.  I’ve grown to love his stubborn Garfieldish personality, but unlike Garfield,  Toby…

A Beasty BarGain Birthday

Birthday Though the time stamp says this was posted on August 1, in reality it was posted the evening of July 31, 2016. If July 31st was the appointed day you entered the earth realm, Happy Birthday!!!   Cheers! Im celebrating with you!  But then, I regularly celebrate in such manner and will most likely…

Popular trend: Mental Illness Labeling

Have you noticed a trend with individuals labeling either themselves or others with mental disorders? It’s online, on television and almost everywhere else.  But rising at an equal rate is positive psychology/philosophy, thank goodness! Positive quotes have flooded the market with wall clings/decals, framed art, coloring books (the new art therapy),  and much more. Countless…

Vibrations

I’ve seen a lot of things in my lifetime, the rational and irrational.  There is certainly nothing lacking whatever your interests are, between television and the internet it’s all covered. An observance is that those who have power use it to disrupt and hurt others. Healing hopefully occurs more often, else why is power granted?…

Mental Illness Is Not A Game

Darrell had not been to work in two weeks;  when he returned he shared with me that his brother committed suicide.  Darrell’s brother was taking medication for depression, but it made the condition worse.  Darrell also battles depression but one would never know unless he confided in you. * I walked up behind Amy in…

Vaping vs Cigarettes

  Countless people have quit smoking cigarettes through using atomizers, an electronic device that turns liquid into vapor.  Although I have heard a few arguments against using the devices, it appears the good outweighs bad.  Testimonies I have heard are encouraging from those who have quit smoking via vaping. When I suggested using such a…

Orlando Tragedies

I have said it before and it’s worth repeating: If love can’t win people, judgement never will. We will say that God hates people who sin? Then God hates us all and there no hope because scripture states: All have sinned… No preaching here, just an observation and opinion.  I hope real Christians are praying…

Two short entries: “DIY? Yes!” & “Dogs of War”

After watching this short video Monday evening I decided to tackle my cloudy headlights using the method ChrisFix recommends.   After seeing the results, my neighbor is restoring his headlights tomorrow!   The Dogs of War The next time you see your dog having a drink of water, consider this. Gideon’s Army of Three Hundred…