Wordless Wednesday



At the ending of day, in the darkness of night…. — Purplerays

I re-blogged this because I feel a connection to Mother Earth just looking at the picture! It quiets my soul…

Sacred Touches

“At the ending of day, in the darkness of night we seek an inner assurance of your presence. Our body is still and our soul is silent as we listen for the renewing springs of your Spirit deep in the ground of our being and in earth’s quietness all around us. Guide us […]

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Kids Get Arthritis Too

This is my, amazing, courageous Grandson. He is now a 22 year old college graduate, embarking on his career! This is a reblog from my Daughter’s new blog. Please drop in, read her other posts, and leave a word of encouragement for her.

The Empty Nest

Today is World Arthritis Day. This is the face of arthritis. These pictures were taken shortly after my son, Joshua, was diagnosed. Kids get arthritis too! Let’s raise awareness.


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This is my Daughter’s blog. I’m very proud of her for sharing her thoughts and feelings with others in this way. She, indeed, is a very courageous person. Her son, pictured in her next post, is now an amazing 22 year old college graduate on the verge of launching his career. He has also been very courageous in dealing with his Juvenile Arthritis all these years. Please pay a visit to Terri’s blog and leave a word of encouragement for her.

The Empty Nest

This quote really spoke to me today.  First, because I thought of all the people fighting to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey stole from them.  He took so much from so many of my friends and neighbors here in Texas.  He took possessions.  He took homes.  He took the feeling of security.  He took lives.  It breaks my heart that so many lost so much.  But this tragedy is about so much more than that!  It is about courage.  The courage of those who came from near and far to help.  The courage of the families who walked away from everything they owned.  The courage of those who opened their homes to strangers.  The courage of those who let go of their ego to ask for help.  My heart aches and rejoices at the same time.  Weird how that can happen.

After shedding another tear or two for the hurricane victims…

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Moving on…

It’s going to be difficult to find excitement to compare to my stay at WalMart, and I definitely don’t find it on the next night.

Once again, it is a long day!  Unfortunately, I have been experiencing a lot of sleepiness during my morning drives, and have been needing to stop each day for a little power nap.  Later that afternoon when I stopped to check for a nearby campground, I found nothing within my price range.  So…thinking I would stay away from WalMart this time…I look for something else.  Lo and behold, I look up, and there is a sign for Cracker Barrel right in front of me.  Must be fate!!  When I pull around to the back parking lot, it is empty, and I end up having it to myself all night.

In the morning, since I’ve not eaten very well for a couple of days,  the thought of a big plate of biscuits and gravy sounds very enticing.  And it was delicious!!

Moving right along…next stop…my first time in a National Forest…such fun!!


Walmart Movie

First night of leaving Texas I decide to just stop at a Walmart…somewhere.  I get settled in at the edge of the parking lot.  It was a long, hot day, and I was not prepared for the excitement to come…

As dusk settles in, Coco and I sit out on the steps where it is a bit cooler.  Suddenly I hear screeching wheels of a car coming around the corner.  I look up to see a police car seemingly headed straight for me!  At the last minute he turns into the first lane right next to me, slams to a stop, jumps out of his car while pulling his gun.  Now I am in full panic mode.  The officer yells at a male figure walking up the isle toward him to “Get on the f****** ground”.  “Get on the f****** ground or I’ll shoot your a**.”   Wish I had thought of my camera as this was the stuff of movies!  At this point they were on the other side of the police car, but I see the officer put the man in the backseat of the cruiser, then he walks around the car, looks up, sees me, and in a very calm, quiet voice makes a comment about the weather.  Then he gets in his car and quickly takes off, lights flashing.

So there it is…the most exciting time I’ve ever had at a Walmart!!