Thursday, August 14, 2014


A dear friend of mine graduated several weeks ago with a BSN in nursing, and I wanted to attend.

I live in a very sheltered, rural area of the northeast. Population 300. In the country with the cows, horses, and even some foxes and coyotes. Most towns have a few stop signs, and occasionally there is one with a stop light. I had to leave this sheltered countryside to travel to the city of over 300,000 (I googled for that info)

My mom, who is 72 wanted to ride along to the graduation. She is from a conservative religious denomination, and dresses the part.

As we walked through the two story mall, she was on the receiving end of many stares. Someone in Best Buy wondered if she had electricity. The clerk in Shoe Show didn't think she would understand English. All of this because of the way she was dressed.

This has me thinking about how I look at people.
Do I treat the businessman differently than the tatooed torn shirted man.
Do I treat the overweight skin showing woman differently than the skinny covered up woman?
Do I stare at pink hair, pierced noses, and 'strange' tatoos?

Romans 15: 5 - 7
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Who am I?

I am a Christian. Love the Lord. The older I get, the more questions I have.

Wife to the same man for 24 years.

Mother to three amazing kids. Newly empty nested. Two in college, one leaving to go on a  mission assignment on another continent.

I love to sing and dance even though I have no coordination and my voice is scratchy.
I work hard. One full time and two part time jobs.

I have dreams.
I want to start running again.

I want to lose weight again.
I want to learn to enjoy life, 'loosen up'.

I want to  read a book for pleasure.