Positive conversations with old and new friends. I'd love for you to join me on my back porch.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Fighting Confusion and Discouragement

Many writers feel discouraged and confused by rejections and being ignored. Our writing time is also solitary which adds to the confusion. I've been blessed with good writer friends. None of them live close, but we encourage each other in many ways.

There are many other sources of confusion we all face. Climate change, politics, traffic, and everyday life can add to confusion. Finding the right college, job or place to live are other sources of confusion and discouragement. We face it everyday and fight it everyday.

I'm attending a Bible study this fall and want to share four ways we can face (fight) confusion.

1. God is in control.

2. This world is not all there is.

3. God is just, and He'll make things right.

4. God wants to use us to make a difference in the world.

I'd love to hear how you fight confusion and discouragement.

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” ~ Proverbs 12:25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


I hope you all have a delightful Thanksgiving. I recently spent nine days with Bill's family and got to meet my grandson. It was a great visit, and I have much to be thankful for.

All blessings come from God, and I'm thankful for all He bestows on me. I'm not worthy, but He gives anyway. I don't want to take God for granted. Instead, I want to continually thank him. Today, I decided to share a few scriptures on thankfulness.

Psalm 107:1 (NIV) -“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) – “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:2 (NIV) – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Guest post by Brooke Sturdevant

Today please welcome guest blogger Brooke Sturdevant. She wrote this when she was in second grade about our move to South Carolina.

The goodbye happened on a dark and hot night. We heard a soft knock at the door. It was my grandparents. We sat down and they talked. You know Sparky has had some problems and I said yes quietly. Then they said we have to move. I cried a lot and a lot. A few minutes later, after I stopped crying, they gave me a beach bag for when we go on vacation with them, and a toy parrot so I don't forget them, a golf ball, a piece of sea glass. They were all cool. After they gave me the stuff, Gigi whispered "I know this is going to be hard." Then she gave me a big hug. It was very hard. We've got to help them move the stuff in the truck. It was fun. A couple of months later, we came to visit them. I miss my grandparents. They are far away, but they're in my heart.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day 2018

Veterans Day 2018 in United States of America is Sunday, November 11 but observed on Monday, November 12.

Veteran's Day began as Armistice Day in 1919 by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson. The day was to honor our servicemen who served in World War I. In 1938, Congress made it a national holiday. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill so we'd celebrate servicemen for every American War. At last on June 1, 1954 it became Veteran's Day.

Thanks to all of the men and women who served, and continue to serve, to protect the United States of America.

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton

I thank God for our servicemen and women. If you are one of these amazing people, thank you for your service!


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