PS to Her Restless Heart

I forgot to mention that anyone and everyone is invited to take the Bible Study online. Also, for the first week lesson you missed-it’s all on the Face Book page. Information is in the paragraph below.

The online Facebook Bible study will be hosted by Barbara Cameron and Abingdon Women beginning, April 22nd through May 27th.  Each week a video clip will be posted along with reflection questions.   This abbreviated and informal online women’s study is open to all!  Join us if you’d like and feel free to invite your friends:

Hope to see you there!!!!


Her Restless Heart

I am beginning a new Bible Study called Her Restless Heart A Women’s Longing for Love and Acceptance by Barbara Cameron.

It is a unique approach in that it uses Christian fiction to explore the themes of the Bible.

This is a six-week study with five readings per week, to include references to the novel Her Restless Heart (an Amish fiction novel).  Along with the reading are selected verses from the Bible and personal applications. The study will run until May 27th.

I am really looking forward to reading and studying the Bible in a new and distinctive way.

 Abingdon Women provided me with the study free in exchange for an honest review.


Adventures of Coco the Cat

Our Cat, Coco, (I first introduced her here:                              is extremely smart.  She is constantly amazing us with her antics.

She has learned how to do things to her advantage or wants.  For instance, she will be in a chair when we come in from the store.  She jumps off the chair when she hears us coming in, and we inadvertently put the groceries on the chair she was occupying earlier.  No problem for her, though.  She just jumps in the chair, pushes something off the chair and moves it somewhere else.  She continues to do this until the chair is cleaned, then promptly jumps back on.

We have pretty ivy in the middle of our three living room windowsImage that is in a light basket.  If she decides the plant is in her way, she just grabs the basket in her mouth and moves it to the other side of the table.

She loves my computer chair Image and winds between my legs meowing and purring trying to entice me to pet her – at which time she will jump into the chair. She then proceeds to nudge me quite forcefully to push me out of the chair.

Mosquitoes are not safe either. She has decided if they are along the ceiling all she has to do is push her kitty condo to where they are and attack!

Kitty condo

Coco also has an adorable heart on her chest like this cat.


Full disclosure: None of the cats pictured are Coco.

Invisible Moms

Blessings through raindrops...

I received an e-mail from my son-in-law the other day. It was addressed to my daughter and I.
I’m sure she gets e-mails from him often, but this is not a common occurrence for me.

So I was a little surprised…pleasantly so!

He prefaced the story below with a personal note. I have not included the personal note, but suffice it to say, it was very kind and thoughtful, expressing much gratitude and love!

I have to say, if he keeps doing stuff like this, we might just keep him around! 🙂 (Just teasing!) He’s a good guy!

It’s obvious that he loves my daughter very much, and he is adjusting to the role of being a new Dad quite well!

I hope the story encourages you as much as it did me!


Invisible Mother

It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the…

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When the Heart Heals by Anne Shorey

When the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey is Book 2 of the Sisters at Heart series and is primarily about Rosemary Saxon. Rosemary and her brother Curt move to Noble Springs, Missouri, after a falling out with their parents over their Civil War sympathies.

Curt marries Faith Lindberg (from Book 1, Where Wildflowers Bloom,) and Rosemary sets up her own home. This is a very scandalous situation for a young unmarried woman. It was not surprising, though, as Rosemary is a very unconventional female.

During the Civil War Rosemary served as a nurse. This caused most people to think she was vulgar.  After all, she had seen men in various stages of dress and undress; this was extremely unseemly for a woman at that time in history.

Rosemary soon realizes, even though she wants to put nursing behind her, that there are no other jobs for which she is suitable.  Knowing she has to provide for herself, she approaches Dr. Elijah Stewart for a job as his nurse.

Dr. Stewart gives Rosemary the job and the fur begins to fly.  They constantly butt heads over Rosemary’s herbal remedies.  Dr. Stewart feels “traditional” medicine is superior to herbal remedies; and he is afraid Rosemary’s remedies could reflect adversely on him and his practice.

Before long Rosemary raises the ire of someone in the community and becomes the victim of threatening notes, vandalism and the theft of her dog.

Ann Shorey does a masterful job of inter-weaving historical details, tension and several plot twists to a satisfying ending.

I really enjoyed reading When the Heart Heals and can’t wait to read the other books in the series.

This book was provided to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.

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Giving Thanks as a New Christian

I loved this-so sad but true.

Morning Story and Dilbert

An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that naturalism and evolution had created. “What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!”, he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river he heard a rustling in the bushes behind.

As he turned to look, he saw a 7-foot grizzly charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him. He tried to run even faster, so scared that tears were coming to his eyes. He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was even closer. His heart was pumping frantically as he tried to run even faster, but he tripped and fell on the ground.

He rolled over to pick himself up and saw the bear right on top of him raising his paw to…

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Weather Forecast-Severe Storms-Maybe Tornadoes

The weather prediction for today is SEVERE!

Last time we had severe weather we lost siding on the house, shingles on the roof, branches on the pecan tree and our porch now sits sideways. (Which is a very strange sight!)

Contractors came to check everything out but haven’t been back so we still have a crooked, sideways porch. If the columns fall with this storm we’ll not only lose the porch but some of the house, too. I’m praying that doesn’t happen.

Other losses, based on last time, will include internet for DAYS(!) and power for a short while; maybe a full day. Soooooooooo, just a heads up if I haven’t posted for awhile, that is why.

The damage was done by 70-80 mile an hour straight line wind.

Photos below show a little of the damage:

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