Posted on October

The One Thing You Should Give Up

Faith

We all have that one “Thing.”

You know the one.  The one thing you stew about throughout the day; stirring it over and over in your mind.  Depending on your season of life, it may be work or marriage or money or age or regret or health or whatever.

Lately, for me, the “thing” I worry the most about is my young adult children.  They are 18, 20 and 21 years old and navigating life as adults.  I pray everyday they will make good decisions.  Sometimes it was easier when they were little and you could tell them what to do!

What is your “thing?”  The thing you worry about throughout the day.  The one thing that takes your energy and adds to your stress.  “The Thing” can grow and grow until it overwhelms every other thought.Read More

Posted on August

Pasture Golf and Couch Vaulting

Faith/ Family

When my brothers and I were kids, we would watch sports on television.  By “sports on television” I’m not talking about ESPN or one of the hundreds of channels we have today.  No, we watched whatever sport happened to be on one of the TWO channels we received (Channel 10 or 12).  And yes, someone had to actually get up and change the channel.

The Olympics were an all-out sports extravaganza in our living room.  Pretend pole vaulting over couches.  (We didn’t call them sofas.  People with sofas had lawns.  We had couches and a yard).   We competed in speed skating on the carpet.  We were off and racing with aluminum pans under our socked feet to get more sliding action.  We also had some amazing wrestling matches which usually ended in someone (namely me) being upset.  It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

One spring, we must have watched quite a bit of golf because it became our new sport of choice.  Living on a ranch, we didn’t have access to a real, manicured golf course or proper equipment.  We were not to be deterred. Read More

Posted on March

Sunday Psalm: Bad News

Faith

We always try to watch the local weather before heading to bed.  If you are a rancher or farmer, you live by the weather.  It affects what plans we make for the following days.  No one likes to work cattle in the rain even though it is sometimes necessary.  We pray for rain when it’s dry and hope it won’t rain when we have fresh cut hay curing in the field.  In Oklahoma, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a moment.  A storm can roll in quickly and just as quickly be replaced with sunshine.

In waiting for the weather report, we usually have to endure a lot of bad news.  Some nights it seems like one depressing story follows another.  Evil running rampant.Read More

Posted on March

Friday Roundup: 9 March 2018

Faith

Hallelujah!  Spring is just around the corner!

Don’t you just love the featured image of two boys jumping from their horses?!  Super props to the photographer, their mom, Stephanie Nuce.  She is doing a fabulous job raising these two young cowboys and being an example of a Proverbs 31 woman.  Thank you, Stephanie, for letting me share your photograph.  You can follow her on Instagram at @sdnuce.

March 9th is National Meatball Day!  I’m not sure who comes up with these holidays.  Lol.  But I have just the recipe to celebrate.  This is my recipe for awesome beef meatballs.

My kids absolutely LOVE them.Read More

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