I thought it was what I wanted, and there it was under the Christmas tree in 1965. I opened the black cardboard-ish case and proudly took out that Silvertone flat-top acoustic. $19.95 from Sears. I was a twelve-year-old girl who loved listening to the radio, and I wanted to play all those songs on the … Continue reading Sears Silvertone Guitar
My garden is requiring a lot of my attention lately, and that’s fine with me. Spring clean-up can either be a chore or a joy, depending on my attitude. This year, I’m finding most of the tasks to be a joyful process. One task I’m enjoying is pruning the hydrangeas, roses, and a few other … Continue reading Joyful Pruning
This is the week before Valentine's Day, February 14th. Many (mostly women and children) love this holiday, while others (mostly men) seem to hate it. I am kind of partial toward that date since it's my birthday. Lovelady is my maiden name, and I was born on Valentine's Day. Stores use red and pink hearts … Continue reading Heart Trouble
What a strange time we’re living in. Each week seems to bring its own set of uncertainties. I’ve lived long enough and studied history enough to know that every era brings unique challenges to those born into their times. But you and I are living in this day, brought into this world “for such a … Continue reading Disequilibrium
No doubt, angels are essential characters for advancing the Christmas story. Beginning with an angel’s appearance in the temple to Zechariah, the priest, and Gabriel’s announcement to Mary about her impending pregnancy, God’s messengers (malakim in Hebrew) played crucial roles. Just to refresh our memory, they also spoke to Joseph to reassure and then again … Continue reading Angels From the Realms of Glory
I’m in need of some wisdom. Circumstances are pressing in on me that require a decision. Sidestepping won’t work anymore, so it’s time to act. What do you do when you’re in this kind of situation? You have the knowledge you need, because you’ve done your research and looked at options. You sought wise counsel … Continue reading Who Needs Some Wisdom?
What day is it? That’s a common question these days. If you’re among those who are abiding by the Stay At Home order, most days have a certain sameness that perpetuates a mental dullness, unless you find things to differentiate the time. What do you do to keep the days from running together? I doubt … Continue reading Diary of Days