Welcome to my new Blog! When I first heard about blogs I thought folks were talking about some kind of yucky muddy something! A blog? Combination of fog and mud maybe? Oh, well—!

I’ve been writing stories, poems, and essays since I was able to hold a pencil. I just love to write! I intend for it to be worth reading too! God gave me a love of words that I can’t disregard even though some days it feels as if I should “hang it up” because I’m no whiz on a computer. In fact, my computer repairman and my software guru both look with great pity on me! They sigh a lot and try so hard not to become impatient!

When I consider the spiritual gifts as St. Paul described them in I Corinthinans, I wonder if I have any. Have you ever felt that way? But I know God has given every child of His at least one spiritual gift. So I’ve studied a lot about what mine is and this is what it seems to be: I’m an encourager. I think maybe that’s what God handed me when I was six years old, though I was too little to know what to do with it. Now it seems like the gift that comes natural to me. I really do love to encourage people. I dearly love to make folks smile! But I’m not a comedian. I get really mixed up telling jokes. In spite of that, I was invited yesterday to speak to senior citizens because, I was told, “you will make them laugh.”

I’d just like to encourage each reader of this blog to look to Jesus when you’re in trouble. I’ve been in a long line of rough patches in the last two years–a house fire, breast cancer, and the sudden death of my 42-year-old daughter, to name the worst ones! And I can testify that God has floated, wrestled, pulled, hauled, lifted us through each one. I’m so thankful for my husband of almost 48 years. One of our little sayings when things get “hairy” is “heart to heart we can make it if we try,” words from an old country song.

I hope to share devotional thoughts, tips of the day, recipes, and a few small knitting patterns for things like Christmas bells. Consider me your back-fence neighbor!

Question of the day: What is something unusual you’ve seen today?

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November 5, 2013 · 8:20 pm

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