Just to let you know up front, this is NOT a story from the ranch! Thanks be to God I have never been in close proximity to a rattlesnake, nor do I plan to be in the future. If you are bitten by a snake, they pump their venom into you through their fangs. It … Continue reading Antivenom
I get so much from old Western TV shows and movies that inspire these blog posts. (Culturally outdated, indeed!) The latest one, featured a wagon train of approx. 300 people traveling to California. A husband and wife join up with the train part way through the trip. When some of the women on said train … Continue reading Holier than thou
I have recently been shown how to live in a win-win scenario. It has taken me a few weeks of pondering and using it to come to know they joy that is involved when I do. And it all revolves around the boomerang principle. The first thing that makes a boomerang different from a regular … Continue reading Boomerang
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!
Welcome to the one post that will change the way you look at your life forever! (I hope!) I recently finished a women's Bible study, with some beautiful sisters, entitled Exploring the Mystery Within. One of our first homework assignment was to make a list of five things we could declare about who we are. … Continue reading What’s in a name?
At the end of my blog posts, you can see I named my publishing company Fluffy Puppy Publishing. Why? What does a fluffy puppy do? It scampers and romps and just generally acts too cute! How does that effect us? It triggers the part of the brain that goes awww and awe. Because who doesn't … Continue reading Joy of Dogs
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
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
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?
I've done this on and off for 24 years. Lately it has become a deeper, richer practice, because now during my Bible reading, I hear/feel a particular verse that fits into a four beat cadence. Defined, cadence is the measure or beat of a rhythmical flow. Meditation is to muse over, contemplate, muse, intend, purpose. … Continue reading Cadence Meditation