Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Twinkle.”


Not mine to control

Saturday sunset

Saturday sunset

Admittedly, I like to be in control of things.  I am a planner and it’s unnerving to me when I don’t know things.  When I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, my motives are bigger than my desires to know his particular cravings on that day.  I need to know what time and if there is a possibility that others may be invited.  After all, I must plan.  To him, the spur of the moment individual that he is, it is annoying that I need to know all of these things before lunch.  Learning to “roll with the flow” is a lesson I have not even begun to master yet.

One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn in my Christian walk is that I have to relinquish control; especially when it comes to people and this is often adult kids who won’t just do what mom says is best.   I must trust God with them and most of the time, thankfully, I do.

The one that brought the most grief this week though was having someone completely misunderstand my intentions and refuse to give me the opportunity to explain.  My motives were harshly and unfairly judged and although I know in my heart of hearts that I didn’t intend any harm, that I harbor no ill feelings and that the person is truly mistaken, I wasn’t given the opportunity to right the perceived wrong.

As I have mentioned before, I loathe dissension.  However, in this situation, again, I must trust God to shine the light of truth on the problem, while I patiently wait.  It’s easy for people to say, “Don’t worry about it”, or “It’s not your problem”, but since I feel like the right words would be like a healing balm to a troubled soul, the waiting is difficult.  But, wait I will, with the calm assurance that God has a plan that is better than mine.

Have a blessed night!

To post today or not to post


Near the first of November, I committed to a post a day challenge for the entire month.  At first, it seemed fairly easy to keep up and prompts provided fodder for my imagination and helped keep me motivated. However, I have learned something about myself and I am sincerely interested in how other bloggers may […]

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Grateful and Guilty.” The Prompt:  Whether it’s a trashy TV show, extra-pulpy fiction, or nutrient-free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure I am writing to thank you for your black and white yumminess, and the way a mere twist of the wrist renders two […]

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Just call me ears

Weekly Writing Challenge:  Eavesdropping This prompt immediately brought me back to a story from my childhood. It was the summer before 3rd grade and definitely some of the leaner years for my family, fiscally speaking.  My dad had been a fishing guide, a commercial fisherman and a stone crabber and was still doing the latter […]

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Agree to disagree

The Prompt:  What is the most controversial thing you’ve ever written on your blog? What compelled you to write it? One of my posts called Thursday Thoughts was written because I get tired of the double-standard in place in society about offenses, especially due to beliefs.  I am not controversial and don’t really even consider this […]

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It only gets better


The Prompt:  Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.   The din of the coffee shop conveyed the morning rush but the sound of the tables being cleared and the bell on […]

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The more candles, the brighter the shine

The Prompt:  Do you enjoy growing old or do you fight against it? Do I enjoy growing old or do I fight against it?   I suppose I could quote some old adage, like, “You’re only as old as you feel” or “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”   To be perfectly honest […]

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Adventures with Ayda


I needed desperately to squeeze those chunky legs, to hear that melodic laugh and to hold that tiny hand in mine.  It was time.  Nana had to see Ayda.  I made the arrangements with my eldest and drove through rain most of the day to arrive at the pre-determined meeting place. After a late lunch, […]

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Pie


The Weekly Writing Challenge was to write about Pie. I have to admit that the closest I have ever come to making a pie was the scores of mud pies my sister, brother and I made, and let me tell you, we got pretty creative with them.  We tried different dirt, different consistencies and even […]

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