Think Green

Think green.  Think Mean Joe Green; think the Green Monster; think shamrocks; think greenbacks; think emeralds; think grass; think the Jolly Green Giant; think Kermit. Now think green with envy. Are you jealous of your friends’ overflowing closets?  Have you yearned for your neighbor’s brand new car?  Have many times a day do you wish your … Continue reading

Created for Creativity

Created for Creativity

In blazing heat and humidity, my family headed out on vacation, venturing for the first time to the Ozarks and a campsite outside of Branson, Missouri. As we drove into the area, the terrain changed dramatically and we enjoyed the steep hills, varied forests and interesting rock outcroppings we saw. We made camp near Silver … Continue reading

God’s Fireworks

“Memories, important yesterdays were once todays. Treasure and notice today.” Gloria Gaither The day had been long, hurried and harried.  I finally found myself on my deck looking at the expanse of lawns freshly mowed. It was now a cool July evening (yes, we did have a few if you think back).  Music drifted through … Continue reading

The Serenity Prayer

When I worked in the kitchen at the high school, I made a copy of the “Serenity Prayer.” I attached it to the back of the microwave.  It was the entire prayer, not just the phrases most often published.  A co-worker read the prayer and told me she really liked the extended version. So I … Continue reading

On a Mission

If you have been attending Beautiful Savior any time in the past two and a half months, you’ve likely heard the church’s mission and focus be shared in three simple phrases: Meet Jesus. Make friends. Make a difference. Jeanne Johnson blogged in June about our church’s first “make a difference” Sunday where we went out … Continue reading


Have you seen it? It’s out there and if may seem strange to post this on a web site and risk alienating others, it is what it is, but here it goes. My sister saw it at Cabela’s:        (   I (Your name) PLEDGE to myself and to my family for which I stand, that … Continue reading


I am sitting here on the couch, staring at an empty blog screen, trying to summon up the energy needed to write this blog post.  To say that I am tired would be an understatement.  I am utterly and completely exhausted! Right now I am in the middle of a class for my graduate program … Continue reading