Being Critiqued

I’ve been thinking this week about being critiqued regarding my writing, my cooking, my driving (Hubby is notorious for this), and other things. It seems I’m always getting criticized by someone. I’ve learned to expect it from certain people and reply, “Thank you for letting me know”. Other times it causes me to examine whether […]

Special Grandparent Times

The past four weeks have been hectic. If you didn’t read my last blog, I was in Texas for two weeks and a day before coming home on a Saturday afternoon. Sunday evening, our son and his family arrived from Oregon for a nine-day visit. For someone (namely me) who loves quiet time to relax […]

More Birds

In regard to last week’s post, we finally got the doves to nest somewhere else. I think they decided on the neighbor’s deck. I’ve seen a couple of doves flying around and going over there. They have a bird feeder out so the new nest is closer to the “grocery store.” Now we have a […]

Battle of the Doves

While the title may seem like an oxymoron, let me explain. It’s spring and love is in the air, especially for a pair of doves looking for a place to nest. Let me start by saying I love birds. When I was in grade school, my dad would take me with him on dove counts […]

A Time to Rest

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: and it goes on to list times to do this and times to do otherwise. The list Solomon gives doesn’t include a time it say a time to go 90 mph in life and a time to rest, but […]

Organizing Photos

My project in the evenings this past week has been to organize and remove photos from my phone. The whole thing started when I was looking for a certain photo and had to scroll through seemingly endless other ones to find the one I wanted. It was time to thin them out and moved into […]

Words Have Power

In my Twitter feed, someone asked the question “Can words cause anger?” To me it was a duh-question. Who doesn’t know words can cause anger, especially when they’re spoken in anger? I tweeted back that words have the power to cause anger, hurt, and confusion, but they also have the power to soothe, comfort, and […]

How do you think?

I made an hour-long drive yesterday and left the radio turned off because it felt good to think. Sometimes music disrupts my thinking, sometimes it doesn’t bother me. It rarely helps. I try not to think too deeply while I’m driving for safety reasons, but I still allow my mind to wander close by. I […]