Posts made in October, 2014

Coffee Culture is Alive and Well

»Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Travel Treasures | 2 comments

Coffee Culture is Alive and Well

Coffee. The smell beckons us. The color warms us. The taste tantalizes us. This morning, I spent quite a bit of time sipping my daily coffee and pondering what the topic should be for my first post about our recent multi-generational trip to Germany and Austria. As the warm, sweet elixir seeped into my body and woke up my mind, I thought to myself. “I really do enjoy a great cup of coffee to start off my day.” That thought led to another and then another and then I knew what I wanted to share about first from my trip. Coffee. Now before I lose the readers out there that don’t drink and enjoy coffee for whatever reasons, I beg your patience as this post isn’t really all about coffee. It’s about life. Life….and coffee. While Americans like to think that coffee...

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Five Minute Friday: Dare

»Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

Five Minute Friday: Dare

You remember it. The dreaded slumber party game. The one that sent everyone in a nervous uncomfortable frenzy. And quite honestly, the game that made me feign excuses to not attend with my friends. TRUTH or DARE! If you picked DARE, it might be some really bizarre action that would be so embarrassing to accomplish, like prank calling the school principal. But even though the unknown of DARE was scary, most of us picked it over the more horrible option of TRUTH. The TRUTH option would put us in the position of having to open up and share one of our deepest darkest secrets. As with any teenage girl there were just some things that we wanted to keep for only our closest friends. Which were you? Did you DARE to tell the TRUTH? To DARE to do something is to put...

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Tuesdays at Ten: Humility

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 4 comments

Tuesdays at Ten: Humility

I am dreaming of humility… and in my dream I am searching. Searching everywhere. Looking high and low. I look into the movies of today. I see self-gratification and violence. I look in the television and contemporary music. More of the same. I look into the windows of our homes. I watch the families that live there. I see abuse, anger, selfishness and people living out their lives for their own personal satisfaction. I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Where can I find humility in today’s world? I should be able to find it in the church, but is it really there? I need to wake up! We all need to wake up! While this scenario was only a dream, it gives us pause to ponder and think. Where can we find humility? Is it gone? Is humility an “outdated” philosophy in America...

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Tuesday at Ten: Patience

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

Tuesday at Ten: Patience

  When the kids were little we used to sing a little patience song with them.   Have patience. Have patience. Don’t be in such a hurry. When you get impatient you only start to worry. Remember. Remember. That God is patient too. And think of all the times that others had to wait for you. Even now when I type these words it brings back memories of the occasional use of the song as they were growing up. It was to instill in our kids that life is too short to fuss, worry and hurry. Take a deep breath and realize that waiting a few moments for someone or something isn’t go to kill us. Sometimes though, I need to sing the song to myself. When I have a huge list of things to accomplish during the day and “things” are just slowing me down, I don’t always...

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Help! I’m Stuck in the Corner and Can’t Get Out!

»Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 3 comments

Help! I’m Stuck in the Corner and Can’t Get Out!

It was a quiet late summer afternoon. I decided to take a break from my writing and sit for a bit in the warm fresh fall air on the front porch. I startled some wild turkeys when I opened the door, which didn’t surprise me since they have recently started coming down from the hills to feed on the apples and left-over garden produce. Our garden is pretty much done for this year, so David propped open the gate to allow the deer and wild turkeys to join the rabbits and the squirrels already feasting on the left over tomatoes, squash and peppers. Sharing is good. I had just sat down with a glass of water when I heard a turkey distress call. Turkeys have a distinct call and one that we hear often around our house. They have different sounds for when they are just...

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