As I sat in my chair praying over what was to come in the new year, my thoughts running here and there like wild horses at the fresh, new opportunities, I corralled them in and found myself praying, “Lord, this year, I just want to learn how to be a better pray-er.” Off went my wild thoughts again, conjuring up Continue Reading →


  verb (used with object), restored, restoring. bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order. 2. to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building,statue, or painting. 3. to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor. 4. to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne. 5. to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost). 6. to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state. Three years ago I lay in bed next to my superMAN and spoke out-loud the words I never thought I’d hear come out of my mouth (and his in agreement), “Maybe we’re not the right people for one another…” A few minutes later, we turned to one another and agreed Continue Reading →


Life is full of surprises. That was solidified for me this morning when I woke up to six newborn rabbits in the cage of our male rabbit. Did you catch that? We thought we were raising two male rabbits. Apparently not. Life is full of surprises and as my Monday got off to an unexpected start and kinda went wonky Continue Reading →


On this night, as I drive along out in the boon-docks, I see the countryside differently than I ever have before. Maybe the moonlight is different. Maybe my frame of mind is just different. For as long as I can remember, I have always been surrounded by fields of growing things. Much of the produce for our country is grown here Continue Reading →


Relent. I’ve been thinking about this word and what it means. Chewing on it, rolling to around in my mind for awhile now. Relent- verb (used with object)1. To cause to soften in feeling, temper, or determination.2. To cause to slacken; abate.3. To abandon; relinquish4. To die down; let up Synonyms: change one’s mind, die away, ease up on, ebb, Continue Reading →