Tag Archive | observations on everyday life

listening…

Isn’t it so like us to automatically assume that our own experience mirrors what others think and feel in similar situations? How many times have we said to someone else, “I know exactly what you mean” or “I feel your pain,” when, in actuality we can never know what it’s like to be inside someone […]

in defense of paula deen…

I am a Southerner. Let me get that out of the way. I’m also someone who loves cooking. I watch the Food Network on a regular basis. And I’ve watched Paula Deen’s shows for years. I like her. I gasp in horror at least once each episode, not because of racism or glorification of the […]

Daily Prompt: Four Stars

The scene opens as a 60 year-old white haired man is smiling in the center of the controlled chaos of a multi-generational family gathering. There are his three children and their spouses. There are 5 grandchildren, ranging in age from 6 ½ to three months. There are 2 dogs, Shi-Tzus, slightly overwhelmed and trying to […]

Daily Prompt – I Want To Know What Love Is

I’m a wife. I’m a mother to three adult children. I’m a grandmother to an 18 month old, and there’s another grandchild on the way. I have two adorable Shi Tzus sitting right next to me as I write this. And I’m a Christian. Certainly, I must know what love is. But do I always […]

the two most important days of your life…

Yesterday our priest told us that there are two most important days in our life:  The day we’re born, and the day we realize why we were born.  There have been times I thought maybe it was that latter day, but I’m not sure. I know one of the reasons everyone of us was put […]

the bread of life…

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall not hunger.” John 6:35 Bread is pretty important.  Its main component, wheat, is called “the staff of life.” That’s a bold statement. Look at almost any label on the foods in your pantry. The majority of them contain wheat in their long list […]

now i know why wonder woman wore boots…

I’ve never been a big fan of Wonder Woman. I’ve always thought she was a bit embarassing  with her strapless bra topped-pinup getup, standing there with her hands on her hips thinking she looks all fierce. I know that some feminists say that a woman who chooses to dress like a sex object is empowered […]