Turn in the Nest

We have been entertained by watching the red-tailed hawks that have built a nest in one of the large pine trees in the yard. They get a little louder and more vocal every day. I know the couple takes turns sitting in the nest and flying around. Sometimes they are hunting and bring back tidbits […]

Last Bible Class

I signed up for my Biblical School class 4 years ago, not really knowing if I would even be able to complete the first year. After 4 years, tonight was my last class. I learned so much and my faith grew as I feel closer to God than when I started. Honestly, part of the […]

How To Walk

I read a quote today that touched my heart: “When we walk like we are rushing, we print anxiety and sorrow on the earth. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the earth. Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if […]

Back at the Cabin

We have been closely watching the information about the fire near the cabin. Yesterday it was over 60% contained and it seemed that they were making good progress. Today the fire was over 80% contained and the threat to the cabin was now minimal. The evacuations were lifted and they were allowing people to go […]

Fire Season

It’s fire season here, unfortunately. Last week four fires started on the same day. One of them was near our cabin – close enough that the community was in pre-evacuation. My brother was staying there, but he packed up some important things and came here. I got together with some friends tonight and everyone was […]

To Be A Mother

As we celebrated Mother’s Day today, I felt very blessed to have my children, 2 of my grandchildren, my sisters and a brother here together. I am particularly grateful to be able to celebrate another Mother’s Day with my mother. I have many friends whose mother’s have passed away and they are missing them particularly […]

Unbelievable Race

Today my mom, sister, and I watched the Kentucky Derby. It is one of my mom’s favorite annual events. We discussed how each horse looked as they were getting ready and which one we thought would win. The result was unbelievable as the horse that wasn’t even scheduled to be in the race until yesterday […]

Kindly Neighbors

This afternoon I saw some kindly neighbors working in the garden area of the house next door. I figured the neighbors perhaps had asked for some help. I went out and visited with them for a bit. We watched the hawks flying around and I pointed out the nest. A little later when I went […]

The Baby Shower

A few months ago, a friend announced that her daughter was expecting a baby. This would be her first grandchild. She has been keeping us up to date and we have seen photos of her the happy couple as time goes on as well as some of the 3D images of the growing baby. Those […]

Celebrating Earth Day

My mom and I talked a little this morning about how we could celebrate Earth Day. We knew we wanted to get out for a walk first thing as the wind was supposed to pick up. We decided it would be a good idea to pick up trash on the way, so I grabbed a […]