Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Family Reunions

Members of the military reuniting with family makes me cry every single time! via

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Friendship Among Women

Even if you've never had a "friend" cross you, read this post because her writing it so poetic.  It's a lovely lovely thing to be able to write of such heartache in words that are so beautiful to read that it takes you aback before you realize what they're saying.

"Never doubt that there are words that can cut right through stone...There are sisters who will carry you and sisters who will bend with you and pray with you and sisters who help heave the stones off...And how I’ve made wide berths around women and skirted friendship because I didn’t trust and your heart can stay blue bruised for years." http://www.aholyexperience.com/2013/05/the-ultimate-girlfriend-gift/

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

...in sight of grace

 … Let us keep our fast within,
Till Heaven and we are quite alone,
Then let the grief, the shame, the sin,
Before the mercy-seat be thrown.
Between the porch and altar weep,
Unworthy of the holiest place,
Yet hoping near the shrine to keep
One lowly cell in sight of grace.

From “Ash Wednesday,” by John Keble 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Welcome to the world, Aiden Brann Wilson

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
His faithful love endures forever.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Newtown - "It lays bare our lack of love, and without love our words and grief are nothing."

"If I don’t grab the hand of a sinking man whom I could have reached, then I can’t grieve his drowning. If you don’t feed the hungry woman from your stocked pantry, then you can’t grieve her starvation. If we don’t take tools away from the demented that enable them to multiply their evil, we don’t get to express shock, horror, and sadness when that multiplying evil is unleashed." Read the complete post here. http://www.redletterchristians.org/bullshit-national-grieving/

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Best Friends

Not sure which is cuter, the little boy playing in the puddle or the pup patiently waiting on him so they can continue their walk.


"One filled with joy preaches without preaching."
Mother Teresa

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Science of Guinness

Strange bubbles and foam are part of the allure of Guinness - at least when you discuss it with an Irish physicist.

10 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World

This boy (who remains anonymous for his own safety) was a child soldier during the war in Liberia. He became a soldier because the offer of food and money was too hard to refuse. He goes to a school for ex-child-soldiers. He is an orphan and has three brothers. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up.
Click below to view:
Where Children Sleep
After viewing those, consider sponsoring a child. For the amount of money you spend a month on burgers, you could change a child's life. We sponsor through Compassion and the group of little girls I work with on Wed nights at New Hope has just recently sponsored a child through Mayan Families. The adults of New Hope sponsor from Amazima. The point isn't which organization you sponsor through, but that we stop saying it needs to be done and actually do it. You can check out each organization through Charity Navigator to see how they monies you give are spent. But, again, make a difference and do something.

Compassion International 

 Mayan Families  

Save the Children 

 World Vision 


Diet Oreos!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaching Dogs to Drive

Dealing with Grief at Christmas

This post by Joy Bennett is an incredibly sad but good and helpful look at how to deal with the loss of a loved on during the holidays: click here How I Face Christmas Without Her

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Truth About Grocery Stores

Click lower half of pic to enlarge via

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christ died to save us, not from suffering, but from ourselves; not from injustice, far less from justice, but from being unjust. He died that we might live—but live as he lives, by dying as he died who died to himself that he might live unto God. If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, and he that does not live to God, is dead. ~ George MacDonald

Monday, November 5, 2012