Monday, November 29, 2021

Remember when?

 Do you remember the days when entertainment centered around people?

You invited people to your home, fellow-shipping and singing around the piano In the days before my time, before radio and TV, we entertained ourselves. I love to read books by authors Jane Austen
and Maud Montgomery and glimpse into times past when an evening of entertainment consisted of a skit, or a play or someone filling an evening by playing the piano or singing an aria. Since the days of electronics, we have even lost the art of correspondence of letter writing.
We now correspond instantly around the world, where it used to take weeks, sometimes months to hear from people in other states and countries. Now we text the person sitting across from us at the dinner table.

We have forgotten how to entertain ourselves. Perfection has wedged its way into our thinking.

It's a lost gift. During the days ahead, when family and friends gather around to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, I hope the spark of fellowship and enjoyment will help us to remember how to entertain ourselves and relish time with others.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings.  I am very grateful for so many things.  A loving husband, a good family, special friends.  But I am most grateful to God for the mercies He shows towards me every day.

So at Thanksgiving, it really isn't about the turkey and food.  It's about giving Thanks. To our Creator who has given all things for us to enjoy.

I started collecting the Friendly Village china several years ago.

 Each piece was purchased from our local department store at the end of Christmas sale.

 The day after Christmas, the department store would mark down all of their clearance 1/2 price.

Which had allowed me to collect quite a nice table setting.

Our little Pilgrim was carved by a friend many years ago.

I hope your table will be surrounded by friends and family.

Wishing you a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Bread For the Journey


Do not be anxious, said our Lord.
Have peace from day to day - 
The lilies neither toil nor spin,
Yet none are clothed as they.
The meadowlark with sweetest song
Fears not for bread or nest
Because he trusts our Father's love
And God knows what is best.
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

Monday, November 15, 2021

Book Review


Crosshairs by Patricia Bradley is an action packed suspense thriller. 

While working on a case with Linc Steele, ISB ranger Ainsley Beaumont finds herself in the crosshairs of a murderer. The interaction between them is well written, with the back story adding more interest. There are secrets and twists and turns. Lots of angles that keeps you guessing. Linc has a firm handle on faith, and Ainsley returns to faith as the story unfolds. 

Apparently this is the third book in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, but can be read as a stand alone. Patricia Bradley is a master at weaving lots of plot twists. This is a clean faith based story, harboring some romance and lots of suspense.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Veterans Day

Honoring all those who have served our country. Today is also Armistice Day, the day the armistice was signed, ending World War I, so other countries are also remembering their veterans today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


 We have been traveling this past week. I am always so shocked when I go from 80 degree weather to 45.

There was still some color in the leaves in Georgia.

And here come the mountains!

                                                       Skywatch Friday 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Time Changes


For those of us who enjoy that extra hour of sleep, don't forget to change your clocks tonight :-) 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Red sky


As I was driving home one evening, I couldn't help but be captivated by this beautiful red sky. 

                                                 Skywatch Friday 

Monday, November 1, 2021