My little black book

The history of the phrase little black book is quite colorful. (Pun intended!) As with many English idioms containing the word black, this one refers to something mysterious or even potentially shameful. People may refer to a journal or part of a journal as their black book or little black book. This means that it … Continue reading My little black book

Lapis Lazuli Blue

Just so you know, green is my favorite color. I had a lovely string of malachite beads that I used for my prayerful meditations. A friend who was going through a difficult divorce, needed some extra encouragement, and so I gave them to her, as green is her favorite color too. When looking for a … Continue reading Lapis Lazuli Blue

Ants in your pants

That's right folks, it is time for another adventure from the ranch! When we got our property, it was overrun with thistles. That first summer it was an everyday job to spray them with weed killer, made specially for them. We had pump up sprayers that you put the weed killer in, mix with water, … Continue reading Ants in your pants

Ignore it

If someone calls you fat, just ignore them. You are bigger than that. To ignore is to refuse to pay attention to; to disregard; to pass over or by without notice; to treat as if not known; and to leave out of account. I am reading through Job in my One Year Bible, and three … Continue reading Ignore it

Think outside the box

I just love speaking with kids. They have not been conformed to “behaving like an adult” yet, and the things they say delight me. They truly think outside the box. Thinking outside the box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or … Continue reading Think outside the box