Toby Mac and God things…..

Took grandson number one to the Toby Mac concert last night. It is part of his Christmas gift this year. We were both excited as coud be, and doubly so because I had been able to get us seats on the floor. On the way into the Coliseum, Nate scooped up a piece of paper lying on the ground. It turned out to be someone’s ticket. We checked the name and planned to leave it at the ticket window on our way in. A few seconds later we saw this guy walking out the doors and down the sidewalk. “Nate,”… Continue reading

…And God said, “Wait.”

In 2007 my work-life changed. In a month’s time, I went from being the office manager of a business to being a member of a corporation where my particular position of “all-around, every aspect of the job” did not exist…and I became a customer service representative. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing disrespectful about being a csr; it requires a particular skill set if you intend to be good at your job. Honestly, I think I did okay in that position. There was just one problem… I hated it. Pure and simple. Hated. It. I won’t go… Continue reading

Fluttering Wings and the Milky Way

A couple weeks ago, between my old job and my new job, hubby and I spent a couple nights at the mountain home of some friends. It was also the last weekend of Dave’s five-week sabbatical from the church, and we consider it to have been the perfect way to end his time off. When we arrived on Thursday afternoon, we spent a while with our friends and then they left to go back to their home in town. The first thing hubby and I did was sit on the porch. The weather was perfect, and the sky was the… Continue reading

Vacation …. and Stuff

This is the last full day of a week-long vacation hubby and I had down here at Emerald Isle. It’s been restful, for sure. We’ve only gone out to eat once, and the rest of the time we’ve just lain around reading, snacking, playing with the puppy (well, hubby played with the puppy), and watching t.v. The weather has cooperated, for the most part…had a couple of rainy days. But considering how little we did, the weather wasn’t really a factor. So today my friend Terrie is coming here and the three of us are going fishing off the pier…. Continue reading

Empty Nest, Interrupted

It was wonderful while it lasted. Three years ago, when our daughter moved into her own home with the boys, I wasn’t sure I’d make it. I missed them, and I worried about them. Over time, though, we got used to them being gone. It was right that Jenni and the boys should be in their own home. Life settled into a comfortable pace for us. I came home each evening to a house that was in the same condition as when I left it that morning. I also had a chance to decompress from work without walking into a… Continue reading