Where can we find peace? These are turbulent times. While many people are doing fine, or seem to be, many others are worried, depressed, with no hope and no peace. They are frustrated, afraid, and confused. Take courage, my friend. I do not have a crystal ball (where are all the fortune tellers now who … Continue reading Where is Peace?
Fear: Will things ever get back to normal again? How will the bills get paid while I’m out of work? How will I feed my family? What if this virus just keeps coming, wave after wave? Why do the symptoms of this virus keep multiplying? Does anyone really know what to expect? What if someone … Continue reading Fear, Worry, Frustration
We use the word “love” for everything. We love animals. We love pizza and ice cream. We love coffee or tea, etc. So what do we really mean when we use this word? The song lyrics equate love with sex. They are not the same thing. Love is the most over-used word in the English … Continue reading What Is Love?
We are in a battle—a battle for our health, our freedom, pressure, storms. It is hard to find peace when we struggle to keep our bills paid, help our children with school work, and try to follow all the protocols to keep ourselves and our families safe from this pandemic. Hospitals are short staffed; … Continue reading The Battle Belongs To The LORD
In my lifetime (68 years) I have never seen such turmoil, hardship and despair as what this COVID19 virus has caused. This is the first time in at least a century where healthy people have been quarantined. Why do we allow fear to control us? Does fear change the situation? Does it make us safer? … Continue reading COVID19 And Survival
Since I never had the opportunity to go to a school for writers, I'm finally getting what I believe would be equal to an MFA from the Plottinator course I'm taking now.
With so much panic and fear, so much uncertainty about the future, I thought this would be a good time to post the lyrics to one of my favorite hymns. It is the old hymns and some of the modern praise music that I find some of my comfort and peace. The other place I … Continue reading The Gift
It's been a long time since I've posted anything here. It's been a little hectic, spending time with grandkids, coping with allergies, preparing for a granddaughter's wedding, dealing with depressed people who don't want to be encouraged, getting back to teaching children's Sunday school and Wednesday evening church lessons. I'm also working on … Continue reading Taking a Break
I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks to Mona Eendra for allowing me to use this inspiring photo. Benjamin Franklin is well known for his wit and wisdom, his discovery of electricity, and various essays he wrote during his lifetime. I had never heard the quote inscribed on the pictured book cover, … Continue reading The New Header Image
I love history. I hate war. But without history we don’t learn from our mistakes. Sometimes history is doomed to repeat itself, and we don’t learn from the mistakes. Maybe it’s time the younger took a look at true history, not the made-up stuff to hide the truth in the “history” books that are currently being shoved down our student’s minds. Reblogged from historywithatwist.wordpress.com
As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we should also remember those who gave their lives before the Normandy Landings to ensure they would be the success they were…
It was 1944, and the troops were waiting nervously for the barrage on the beach to end. Their stomachs heaved as their clumsy landing craft rode the swell. Nearby, the support vessels and destroyers watched as their orderly line headed for the landing spot. The men concentrated on trying to overcome their sea sickness, their impending landing and the assault they’d have to make once they made it to shore.
This wasn’t the heart-in-mouth assault on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 – one of history’s greatest ever naval landings that signalled the end of Hitler’s dominance in Europe. No, this was a few weeks earlier – at Slapton Sands, a beautiful beach in Devon, England.
It was a…
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