Showing posts from August, 2017

Modern conveniences

This past weekend, my family and I experienced life without a modern convenience, our air conditioning unit. Two days ago the repairman, wringing with sweat came out of the fiery abyss of an attic and instructed my husband and I that it would take two days to get the "coil" for the unit. We sent him off with a gallon of water and quickly headed out in search of an elusive window unit.

 Truthfully, I hadn't thought of one of those since we lived in upstate New York over eighteen years ago. The home we purchased did not have central air. By the second day of summer, we went out and got several window units. But I digress, back to the story, at the third stop we found a lone window unit sitting on the shelf. Hallelujah!

After my husband got it set up, everyone moved into our family room. By everyone I mean the show bunny Willow was brought downstairs in her home and the dog and cat stayed nearby. Our one daughter attending college locally joined in. The three of us rounded…


The other day I was talking with one of my most precious friends whose name truly describes her, Joy. We both are deep into our manuscripts and were discussing various stumbling blocks that had kept us from working. Laundry, cooking, cleaning, regular everyday things.

We agreed it's important to keep on the path. Pray harder. One of Jesus' disciples Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the Faith."  

My sweet eleventh grade Sunday School teacher Mrs. Cox used to say, "put feet to your prayers." Her wise words have stuck with me all these years. Don't sit back, do as you pray.

Joy and I discussed some plans we had for the future as writers. A lot bigger than some things I've ever done before, taking "a leap of faith." She wisely said, "that we try to put boundaries on what the Lord can do."

Perhaps it's because we like to compartmentalize our thoughts, or stay in &quo…