Maybe There is Something Good About This

Things seem dismal and grey, especially if you live in Minnesota, this time of year.The house seems a little chilly, but I could turn up the thermostat.Sometimes we can do something about our circumstances, but just choose not to.I brush my teeth without turning on the light….what’s the point?I save what little bit I can,…… Continue reading Maybe There is Something Good About This

You Have Something to DO

Get to it…no one else is going to do it Don’t wait another day…it is not promised to you Get to it….don’t pass through it It will be waiting for you tomorrow unless You get to it , just to do it, you can ….yes you can Who’s telling you not to do it? Close…… Continue reading You Have Something to DO

Ask the Giver of all Things

Dear Lord Jesus, Give me a little hope and encouragement, for our uncertain future in the times we live. Give me courage and strength, to stand up against evil, even when it isn’t popular to do so. Give me a little wisdom, to answer hard questions, not welcomed, but may save a life. Give me…… Continue reading Ask the Giver of all Things

Memories of a Father – Blessed

Dandelion picking on our lawn Finding four leaf clovers Green bean picking and pulling carrots Making snapdragons open Jigsaw puzzles all year round Croquet tournaments Colored steps and hop scotch Dice games and stacking card towers Tinsel hung perfectly on our Christmas tree Dancing with us to Lawrence Welk songs Bonanza and My Three Sons…… Continue reading Memories of a Father – Blessed

Don’t Push Start Until You are Ready

I’m wondering why this is taking so long. I feel like I am in slow motion.I know what I want to accomplish in part,but not sure the tools I need to get started.I feel like I have a handicap somehow.Yet I am not so sure what that is that still keeps me back.It’s as if…… Continue reading Don’t Push Start Until You are Ready

Let me SPEAK my words…I feel, I can think…I’m hurting.

I am not a robot.I am not a thing.I am not a piece of nothingness you can kick around because I may be in your way. I am not some pesky pest.I sometimes shed tears.I have a mind that creates thoughts on my own that need to be shared or expressed. Don’t put me in…… Continue reading Let me SPEAK my words…I feel, I can think…I’m hurting.

Finding My Forgotten Thoughts of Thankfulness

Before I lay down my head…should I start a sentence with “before”?I never took a writing class but some rules I vaguely remember.I just feel like emptying my head before going to bed to think of other things. I just feel I want to leave you with something.Something I am not even sure will be…… Continue reading Finding My Forgotten Thoughts of Thankfulness

An Uphill Climb….Lead From Within You

Have you ever accidentally knocked over an anthill that seemed to be growing in the middle of your child’s sandbox. You both enjoyed watching the critters scamper to rebuild, piece by piece. They would carry sand crystals twice or three times the size of their body and crawl it quickly into the opening of the…… Continue reading An Uphill Climb….Lead From Within You

Reflecting Thoughts…Can I Change a Thing?

I like to reflect on the times we live in, because of others who stood in the gap for me. Those who did what I could not. Those so brave to lay it all on the line for me. Having so many patriots in my own family, and others, who have made an impression on…… Continue reading Reflecting Thoughts…Can I Change a Thing?

Better to Give What Little You Have, than Keep It

Three words describe me best. Christ follower, patriot and student. All three are important to me and gives me my purpose in the times in which we live. God, country and always learning gives me something to work toward and contribute to.If you are not working toward something, you are either stagnant, or working away…… Continue reading Better to Give What Little You Have, than Keep It

Courage Isn’t Fearless

Courage walks alone.It does not hide behind groups or cliques or gangs. Courage speaks it’s own mind, not mimicking others.Some may follow and be inspired, but only it’s convictions,guide a person of courage. Courage is not boisterous or obnoxious to gather attention to itself.It does one small act, to hold fast the ground it loves…… Continue reading Courage Isn’t Fearless