Golden Apples or Poison Apples

August 8, 2012
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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11, NKJV A few years back, I was at a Women of Faith conference where the dramatist presented a sketch focusing on the destructive power of the tongue. It began with a young girl trying to process various messages spoken to […]

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Harvest America: Can We Still Make a U-turn?

August 1, 2012
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Recently one of my facebook friends shared the familiar picture of Andy Taylor and Opie headed for the fishing pond, with the caption, “We need more of Mayberry and less of Jersey Shore.” Amen to that! Over the last several decades, America has changed. Church on Sundays, Nativity displays at Christmas, and “decency” standards in […]

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Flower Power for Pink Saturday

July 28, 2012
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Welcome to another edition of Pink Saturday where we celebrate and immerse ourselves in all things pink! This week I combine my beloved color with one of my favorite topics to bring you Flower Power! Yes, that’s right-listed here are ten lovelies that feature both pink and flowers. First up is the very cool retro […]

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Me, Me, Me-It’s all about Me!

July 14, 2012
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So, I’ll bet you’re thinking this post is going to be all about narcissism. From the title, it sounds like I am going to rant and rave about selfishness and how self-centered people saddle others around them with emotional burdens. Now, don’t get me wrong, they do-but it would be rather tedious and boring for […]

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America – Land of Liberty

July 4, 2012
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A few days after 911, I had occasion to attend a ceremony honoring first responders. Dignitaries from law enforcement, fire departments and local governments gathered to remember the countless people who lost their lives just a few days earlier. The event was held in front of the City Hall building in Los Angeles. With streets […]

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A Legacy of Faith

June 22, 2012
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Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6 NIV June 22 is always a bit of a melancholy day for me as it is the anniversary of my mom’s home-going. Five years ago today she went home to be with the […]

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Memories of Summer Vacation

June 17, 2012
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During this time of year I get nostalgic about summer. The warmer weather triggers memories of the sweet anticipation ushered in by June, when the end of the school year was upon us, and a long and glorious summer vacation lay ahead. What adventures would we savor this summer? Where would we go on vacation, […]

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Vintage Coalport China for Pink Saturday

June 9, 2012
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It’s Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound, and I am linking up with my newly acquired Coalport china trio. I learned about Pink Saturday last week, and couldn’t wait to participate! What could be more fun than a whole day dedicated to my favorite color?!  And knowing that I’ve got so many lovely […]

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Disney’s New Jolly Holiday Bakery: Practically Perfect in Every Way

June 3, 2012
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My sister and I recently had occasion to visit the new Mary Poppins-themed bakery at Disneyland. The bakery, which had adjoined the popular Carnation Café on Main Street, has moved to the Victorian-style pavilion on Central Plaza, a location formerly used for pass holder guest services. A new weather vane depicting Mary Poppins adorns the […]

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Honoring our Military on Memorial Day

May 26, 2012
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This weekend marks another Memorial Day, when Americans remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much for this country. We pay tribute to our men and women in uniform, both past and present. We express our gratitude for those who have served, mourn for those who have died and pray for those who are […]

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