I am an (arghhh) middle-aged woman who is just trying to put one foot after another on this journey we know as life. I have a wonderful husband, two lovely adult daughters, a delightful adult son and three wonderful granddaughters but none of us are perfect.

Although man is imperfect, God is perfect and God has been more than good to me, He has been everything and has provided everything. And when times have been tough, He somehow brought me through and He’s had to plumb some pretty dark depths to do it so I can testify to His persistence!

But I’m a Christian, not a stereotype, so that means I’m a conglomeration if the many things that make me - me. I just hope my Christianity helps to tie and hold those things together.

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August 19th not-so-Morning Pages

August 19, 2019
I find that I’m so traumatized by the rejections I’ve gotten of my written work over the past months that I have like writer’s PTSD.  I don’t even want to submit work anymore... I feel like I’m already rejected, and yet there’s only one way to get published and that’s to submit.  Nobody is going&...
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    August 18, 2019
    Nice storm here this morning... I actually love thunderstorms.  I love the sound, the smell, that electric excitement in the air.  This one was, actually, nice... a pleasant little storm that kept its roars in the distance.  We don’t get to many bad ones here.  I suppose I wouldn’t be too crazy a...
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  • Considering
    August 16, 2019
    I stopped writing for awhile and cancelled my subscription because I wasn’t using the diary (even though years ago I was incessant writer).  But I just took this Writer’s Way class and in it I (sort of) got in the habit of doing these things called “Morning Pages.”  I honestly didn’t keep up with...
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    May 28, 2018
    I realized yesterday morning that there is concise way to describe the difference between my mothering style and the way my mom mothered.  She looked at what isn’t and commented.  I look at what is and admire. It took a bit of thought to come up with that startling difference but I was rememberin...
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  • Word Slaw
    May 25, 2018
    So first I want to write about my dreams.  Yeah, I know, how trite.. how cliche.  But, really, I had a great dream last night.  I will spare you the goofy parts that nobody would care about or even understand, but the good part was that I had this dream that I went to Alaska…
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  • It’s Time To Write
    May 18, 2018
    Whatever it may be, it may not be interesting, but it WILL be.  I have a wonderful day off and will spend a little of it writing in here.  I also spent some time reading today.  That always helps my mind sweep out the cobwebs. My pieces on Israel got published today.  They're up on…
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    May 17, 2018
    I’ve got to set my priorities.  Things have been running away with me lately.  I was thinking on my train home that I need to set some goals... or my like standards, and then stick to them. God first then family and running the household then writing THEN work. We live off my husband’s pay…
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    April 20, 2018
    I was thinking about something this morning.  In Jeremiah 1:5 The Lord said, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you..."  I ended up thinking about this, wondering why, for a moment, that made me feel good.  After all, I'm not so sure my mom felt really good about having me there.  Maybe…
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  • Body
    April 19, 2018
    So I was thinking about something this morning when I was reading a Philip Yancey book.  I was thinking about our bodies. Especially getting older, my body comes to mind now and then... well more now than then.  But no matter what the age, we pay more attention to the parts that hurt us than…
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  • What does one write?
    April 18, 2018
    What does one write when they are as boring as me?  I just don't have any good stories in my life (and I'm just as glad.  I would prefer no drama.)  I don't really wanna go back and start complaining about my childhood.  Both my parents are dead now and I've made peace with their…
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