Take a step back

As I come into this week, I am in awe of how crazy busy we have been.  I mean, it was Tuesday and it already felt like we put in a full week and I’m done. I am not exhausted from being tired. I do have a lot of energy, but my brain is done.  It is time for me …

Life: the journey you make for yourself

For the last couple of weeks I can’t stop thinking about certain things.  You really don’t want to be in my mind, because there are normally 1,000 things going on at once. For the past several days, I have been going over goals and what I want to do in life for the next 50 years. What keeps coming to …

It’s a Dog’s Life!

There have been so many dogs in my life that I can’t even tell you how many I have had or even the names of them all. I have always had a love for animals.   As you all know from reading my columns, I  helped on a farm growing up.  So I have milked cows, got down and dirty …

People can decide to make a change

We are in the middle of revival at our church, and it has been amazing.  If you have never been to a revival, you need to make it one of your goals to attend one.  God will bless you for sure.   Today I am sharing something with you that I feel lead to share.  If this helps one person …

The south has way too much to offer

I just had to ask. Is it getting foggy out or is it just my eyes?  Spring is in the air full force.  The pollen has me second guessing what I see.   I do love this time of year, except for the pollen.  You can wash your car, and five minutes later, the pollen is back on it.   …

“Negative Nellies” are always half empty

Do you see the glass as “half full” or “half empty?” I am the kind of person that tries to see the best in everything.   I didn’t always see things in a positive light, but I learned through the years that my choice on how I see things makes a big difference on the outcome of many things. Sometimes …

Spring time. Clean time.

This is the time of year for spring cleaning.  I love to open my doors and windows and deep clean everything,  It is also the time of year to go through your junk drawers, closets and garages and see what needs to be cleaned out, put up, or thrown away. I am not a “pack rat” and neither is my …

GRITS: Girl Recovering In The South

As I was sitting here pondering over what to write this week the thing that kept coming to my mind was Minden. The town of Minden that I live in. I say that I am an outsider looking in.  But I have been here for 26 ½ years.  I have lived in Minden longer than I lived in Maine. So …