No big surprise, but anxiety has been around for a very long time. In 2004, Patrick Mc Ginnis coined the term FOMO. The Fear Of Missing Out. It has become more prevalent thanks to social media. It is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing, thinking they are having … Continue reading FOMO
With the 4th of July just around the corner in America, we will celebrate the founding of our nation. It usually involves a fireworks show. Lately commercials for Thundershirts have been on television. These pressure shirts are perfect for dogs that have anxiety or phobias including separation anxiety, thunderstorm nervousness, or any other loud noises. … Continue reading Thundershirts
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has had one of "those" days. I like to lay in bed and pray first before getting up, thanking God for another day that He has made and asking for His guidance. But once my feet hit the floor this morning, it all went awry. Probably … Continue reading Raising Cain
Of course I believe in science. Like how jelly grows inside doughnuts. (Thanks darkwebdeb!) Those who have read my posts before know I like math and science. We're going to talk physics again today, and how it applies to doughnuts. No, not really. But to energy and momentum. In physics, energy is considered the measurable … Continue reading Momentum
Just letting you know right up front, I'm fully expecting to be the recipient of some nasty feedback on this post. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Only six chapters into the Bible, the Lord saw the extent of human wickedness, and that the trend and direction of mens' lives … Continue reading Go ahead, bring it!
Wars have been fought over it. People have been arrested, tortured, and killed over it. There have been periods in history I cannot believe even happened because of it. People marking their spiritual territory. Through the ages there have been people who firmly believe that “it is my way or the highway.” I have run … Continue reading Territorial
Boy oh boy, I've been asking for it! And trust me when I say, He let me have it! No, this is not how it sounds but way better! I have been praying the Scriptures a lot since last year. I have been writing them down in a little book I can carry with me … Continue reading Ask for it!
Okay boys and girls, clear off your desks and get ready for a pop quiz. (Like you are ever ready for a pop quiz!) I'm pretty sure those were the two scariest words we ever heard in school. You have no warning about what you will be quizzed on and your anxiety kicks into overdrive. … Continue reading Pop Quiz
There are advantages to being self-employed. I as the employee (me) never have to waste time coming up with reasons (excuses, lies, whoppers) to tell my boss (also me) why I can't make it in to work. (I'm a mean boss. I never let myself get away with anything!) I found some real whoppers on … Continue reading What a whopper!
It is time for another story from the ranch! Before we had the house built and running water indoors, we dug a ditch for the spring water to get to the pasture the cows were in. The pig's houses were a distance away, about 250 feet. The guys working with my husband, would take care … Continue reading Camels