Now Back to Our Regular Programing


Greetings…. friends and followers of this very neglected blog. I am signing in to say that   we survived moving. There were a few bumps in the road, that tried our patience and some events that we will some day be able to laugh about. We are still in the process of settling in and getting to explore our new surroundings. I apologize for my use of wording when it came to the last post I wrote, Moving. Unfortunately that old neat house was not to be ours. It was simply one, that caught my attention one day, as I sat in the passenger’s seat. I often like to see what I can capture.. We have only had internet for a week, and now I am getting familiar with a different computer. It was quite an experience not having it. But then we were so busy with packing and loading up our belongings, most of that time we were exhausted.


Now we are moving forward into a New Year. We certainly have had our challenges in 2018. Not all has been hunky dory. Despite our disappointments, and other challenges, each of us has the ability to choose to be messengers of encouragement in our everyday lives. We have much to be grateful for.. Happy New Year!

What the New Year brings to you, will depend a great deal, on what you bring to the New Year~ Vern McLellan




104Hello friends! Just a note to you, that we are preparing to move and therefore I am limited in my ability to post. This is a house that we came across in our travels. I look forward to settling in in our new location, but it will be a while. Please pray for the fires  in California and for the residents. Stay well, be encouraged and trust God for all in your lives. He is a good, good Father.. 🙂

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Fifties School Days

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It’s that time of year, when I am thinking about and praying for children that are starting their school year. My, how things have changed. Did we not look like wholesome kids..lol! Well, I am sure there were some little rascals in that class.

 Image (26)I loved the dresses during that time. Jump rope, trading cards, jacks, foursquare and monkey bars were my recess favorites, along with hopscotch. Tuna sandwiches rocked, especially if accompanied with Fritos. Oh such memories..

Father, I pray for blessing upon all children. I pray for safekeeping, and teacher’s that inspire and that are committed to seeing that each child flourish and have a successful school year. Father, just as your eye is on the sparrow, you know each child by name. You know the number of strands of hair on each head. Thank you, that you are a loving and caring God and wanting good for all. In Jesus name I pray.. Amen!


Free Write Friday


Where is your soul

in all of that hot air..

your speech is despicable

maybe you don’t care..

you speak often and rudely

to show you are tough..

that kind of behavior

tells me much..

about your character

and I am sorry to say..

there’s a lack of integrity

by the end of the day..

r gould~8/8/17


Its that time of year again (no not Christmas)

Good morning! I am sharing this sweet heartwarming story. Perfect for this season…

The woman on the Yellow Bicycle

Once again it’s time for my scans, bloods and mole check.

And once again they are clear.

I go down to the sea and shout a thanks to the sea birds, seals, dolphins and whoever wishes to listen and rejoice with me.

You are probably wondering why I want to keep reminding myself of my illness, after all it is eight years ago since my diagnosis and probably high time to put it behind me.

But having to face these scans every year won’t allow me to forget and anyway sometimes it’s good to feel that panic and fear again followed by the relief.

It reminds me of those promises I made to myself if I survived……

To stay healthy,

To lose weight,

To not stress so much.

And to dare!

”Two pots of homemade jam.

a cup of tea and a hug”

Maybe he said a cup of…

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