Billing and Cooing

This colorful duo caught my eye yesterday. It is so nice to see their affection for each other. If they were my pets I would name them Bill and Coo. What would you name them? Happy Saturday.

Hearing is Even Better

Only Listen. That was the title of my blog on March 22nd. This morning I read a post by Faith Unblocked, “Lydia” where the author quoted Acts 16:14, One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

My grandmother’s name was Lydia, although she didn’t deal in purple cloth that I can remember.  I mentioned her in my book, My Precious Life, which was part of Sunday’s blog.

The fact is this…a quote from Pinterest came my way on Sunday. God says, “Prepare yourself, I’m about to take you to a new level in your life.”

Now, I’m a listener, and when I read that quote I got excited, and am still excited to see what the next step in my spiritual life will be. I have no doubt that there will be a next step.

Listening is really good…hearing is even better.



Some of Life’s Lessons – #1

While cleaning out old files I came across this internet printout from 2005 called Life’s Lessons. Of course, I’m all about life’s lessons which is probably the reason I printed it and kept it. I’m going to share over the next few days. Here is number one.

Kindness Counts – During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired, and in her 50’s, but how could I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. “Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘hello’. I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy

The Story Behind My Name

Hello and welcome to Day Five of my first blogging experience. I hope you are enjoying the read as much as I am enjoying the writing. It really is a new, and fun experience at this stage of my life.  And now on to Chapter Four.

Chapter Four  –  The Story Behind My Name

My mother’s name was Ann, and her best friend was a lady named Patricia Morgan.  We called her Aunt Pat.   She was from Wales and always smelled like Noxzema.  She was an austere looking spinster; tall, large boned, and wore her hair in a disheveled, flat bun on the top of her head.  My mom was a petite, five foot, two inch, blonde with laughing good looks.  It is said that opposites attract and they sure were opposites………

This chapter is a short description of the people behind my name.

A good name is more desirable than great riches…(Proverbs 22:1)