You Can Run but You Can’t Hide

“You can run but you can’t hide” was a saying supposedly given by boxing great Joe Lewis in the 1940’s right before a boxing match. I admit there have been times in my life when I wanted to run. Yes, run for the hills. It’s our reaction to fear, defeat, sorrow, humiliation and I’m sure... Continue Reading →

Joy in Focusing on the Goal

We were blessed to watch our boys play basketball and it’s been fun to see some of the grands shoot the hoops! I love to watch young kids play because they only have one objective…shoot the ball!!! They don’t care how close or how far they are from the goal. They are going to shoot!... Continue Reading →

Strong Coffee

Today's writing topic for our Five Minute Writing community is Coffee! If you know me you know I enjoy a cup of the old Joe. It really doesn't matter what time of day, except now that I'm aging I am more concerned with no caffeine after a certain time of day! Oh well. My father-in-law... Continue Reading →


Our topic today in our Five Minute Friday group is "Spring." I wasn't sure how I wanted to go with this, but this picture kept coming back into my mind. I know your laughing out loud! It was 30+ years ago! I had the honor and privilege to do some ladies' days with my mother,... Continue Reading →


Heavy Heavy stuff!!!  This world is full of it. War and rumors of war. Divorce. Abandonment. Abuse. Wayward family members. Gossip. Cancer. Covid…the list can go on!  Matthew 11:28 still rings true today; “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?” This world is not easy. But thankfully we aren’t left alone.  Jesus goes on to... Continue Reading →

Joy in knowing who I am

Popeye was one of my favorite cartoon characters growing up. I am pretty sure parents really appreciated the push on getting their children to eat spinach. That part did not work for me but I enjoyed the show anyway! Several sayings were made famous from this cartoon. One was Wimpy's which said, "I'll gladly pay... Continue Reading →


I stretch before I get out of bed. I stretch before I take that walk. I stretch to reach the top shelf. I stretch my arms around those I love. I stretch to see who’s sitting in the front row at church. But…. Do I stretch myself to grow in Christ? Do I read the... Continue Reading →

Joy in Godly Friends

One of the blessings we can have in this life, is to have friends who walk the walk with you. God has blessed me with friends who share in my love of sharing God's word and in prayer. I love each and every one of them. My friend Angie, was one of those friends. I... Continue Reading →

Joy in Shining

Time can certainly change our dreams! As a teenager, and even before that, I had a dream to be an actress. Mind you, I didn't have the looks, but I so enjoyed playing different characters. To those closest to me, you know this is not totally out of my system. It's still fun to dress... Continue Reading →

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