October is for Overcoming Obstacles

Happy October 1st! I’m not sure what happened to the second half of August or the whole month of September since I last blogged – other than the fact that my husband and I have been involved in some major home improvement projects … AND … I became a grandmother for the first time on […]

Prepare a Plan & Don’t Procrastinate!

It’s a commonly repeated adage: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”  OK, maybe not intentionally, but it happens, nevertheless. Sad, but true. So I’m giving it another shot – another blog challenge, this time the 31 Days Blog Challenge. Today’s task: prepare a plan for your posts. Well, life has once again thrown […]

My Dog Has Cancer

I am not one to use the word “hate” very often – but I truly HATE cancer!! I lost my Dad to lymphoma almost 10 years ago now; I lost my Mom to lung cancer just last year, after she had successfully beaten breast cancer (or so we all thought). I’ve lost other family members […]

Lucky Monday the 13th

I really don’t worry about good or bad luck, choosing to trust God instead, but I know *Friday* the 13th is always associated with bad luck – I’m wondering if *Monday* the 13th is just the opposite, based on what happened around here today! After struggling to keep up with a number of things – […]

Crafting – Stories & Toy Boxes

Crafting is something I have done for, well, almost “forever” – nearly my entire life, in some form or another! I still remember the first Christmas that I made gifts for family members, especially the stuffed animals for my sisters – I think I might have been 12 or so at the time, although I […]

Endings & Beginnings

Happy August 1st! Yeah, so the month of July totally got away from me… so much for the UBC! I really WILL complete a blog challenge one of these days – meanwhile, though, a few other folks and I have all decided we’re doing our own informal blog challenge for August instead of July! So […]

New Month – New Attempt at the UBC

Happy July 1st! It’s hard to fathom that we are at that halfway point of 2012 already. Yet here we are, first day of a new month, which I always think of as a clean slate and new opportunity to be successful. My goal for this new month is not only to make a new […]

Newly Published Author Here!

First of all, welcome back to my blog. I do apologize for the lapse of nearly two months in posting. As always, other things higher on the priority list “interfered” with this more enjoyable activity of blogging. I do plan to attempt the next blog challenge in July and see if I can actually complete […]

My Top 5 Reading List

You may see some repeats here from previous posts, in this UBC post #14, discussing my personal Top 5 Reading List recommendations. Here, in no particular order other than alphabetical by title, are books I have read once, or multiple times, and highly recommend. (I could easily say ANY book by Joyce Meyer, but I […]

Inspiration from Joyce Meyer

At “lucky” UBC post #13 is the topic of who inspires me most.  When my Dad was alive, he certainly did, with his faith in God and his example of how to live one’s life fully committed to God and family. For many years now, though, I have drawn inspiration and motivation from Joyce Meyer, […]