Anticipation: 2015

Anticipating the New Year of 2015 Reflections  For the last two years I reflected on the events of my life and gave God the glory for every miracle.  In those two years I have seen the hopelessness and despair of Job and I have experienced the same magnitude of miracles as Joshua.  By following God’s…

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Alcohol and Ambien

My ministry is to be available to whoever God sends my way.  I try to share truth and live by example.  As I reflect over the last few years, I see God has sent to me women who don’t believe in themselves, who take a variety of prescription drugs, dowsed with alcohol and then chased…

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Short Cuts for the Kitchen

While I do most everything the long and involved way, there are a few things I do to save time and mess. Bacon – I fry a pound or two of bacon at a time.  Once it is drained, I put it in a zip lock bag and place it in the freezer.  When I…

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English Trifle

  When the berries of the summer are ripe and you are looking for an elegant dessert, try an English Trifle. It is a very flexible dish to utilize any fruit and any sort of cake any sort of pudding and any sort of whipped topping.  As you know I am a purist and do…

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Black Raspberry Jam

As a kid, we had every sort of berry bush but my favorite were black raspberries.  You can’t buy them in the store and most are in the wild.  I planted a black raspberry bush in my yard this year and had all of 2 berries from it.  My sister Jill’s sister-in-law Sherry has about…

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When the Electricity Goes Off

When the Electricity Goes Off August 2, 2012 I just stepped out of the shower and had half my eye makeup on when the power went out. When it did not come back on quickly I pondered my next course of action. Both of my jobs and my search for a future mate are internet…

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Up to the Mountain

The First Official Blog of My Writing Career – Novella (a long short story or a short novel) January 13, 2012 (Friday) 2012 is the year I proclaim a seriousness for writing. My friends have urged me to do this for nearly two decades. Sometimes it takes me some time to figure out what is…

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God Can Use Anybody

It is not what we do for God, but what God does through us.  Most of us want a majestic purpose.  I have learned simply to be available and answer the call no matter how inadequate I feel or how poorly I deliver the message. Available for the Call A call came from someone I…

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Collard Greens and Mail Order Brides

Letters to Jordan My dearest Jordan, As I reflect upon the last 24 hours, I am convinced I had a very bizarre dream, the kind you awaken from and say “wait until I tell Jordan this!”  But alas, it is just the reality of this zany life I lead.  I don’t even try to become…

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