September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It is very serious and my prayer is that everyone does what they can to save lives. No matter how simple a gesture, it might just be the thing that saves a life. From my lips to God's ears! Back in the last millennium, when I was a teenager, … Continue reading Revolution of the Squishy Grape
Back in the 1980's, my husband and I were doing a job in the Southern United States. We had the assistance of two elderly gentlemen who had a great work ethic. A younger man, the son of the owner of the company, came out and loudly began criticizing the two gentlemen. He proceeded to tell … Continue reading No Never Mind
This is a saying in the American West which describes a person who is all talk and no follow through. They are unable to back up their words with actions. Just because you are wearing a cowboy hat, it doesn't make you a cowboy. Or just because you are wearing a cowboy hat does not … Continue reading All Hat No Cattle
In my last post, All-in, I mentioned playing poker for pennies. What's so special about pennies? Well I'm glad you asked. In the United States pennies are the smallest unit of currency equal to one cent. 100 pennies equals $1.00. But did you know that it actually costs 2.41 cents to make one penny? Why … Continue reading Pennies
This is a term used when playing poker. It means that a player has put the last of their chips into the pot at the center of the table. When a player is “all-in”, they can not perform another action because they don't have any chips left. By pushing “all-in”, you have committed everything on … Continue reading All-in
I try to count my blessings with regularity. It takes my mind off the negative and focuses on what positive things I do have in my life. I have been taking it to a new level lately by witnessing what I am using in a day. Here is my list. Electricity. In 1938, 81 years … Continue reading Things I’m grateful for
Raise your hands high so I can see! That's what I thought! I love bacon too! So when God told the people of Israel they could not eat swine, I imagine their sadness of no longer being able to eat bacon. Pork was set apart as a forbidden food, and any who ate it would … Continue reading Who loves bacon?