2020, a year like any other. I know we are all tired of the season we are experiencing and just want to get on with life, however, the important thing to remember: This, like any other season of our lives, needs to be met with the idea, This too shall pass.
How did you write that song? I am asked that often and so a new Hub is born. Let me tell you about one of my songs.
If you ever have wondered how a song writer happens to find something to write about, let me tell you about one of my gospel songs.
Moving right along with another story of how I was guided to write a song. " I love you honey, but not that much"
Do you ever wonder, when listening to a song, Where did that song come from? I have been busy writing songs during the past year and very often I am asked, "How do you get an idea for a song?
If you always wanted to see a buffalo up close and personal (just keep your car door locked) this is the place to go! And hot water rising from the ground--spectacular!
A continuation of my novel, The endless highway, thanks to my followers who ask for more. If this is your first adventure into what seems an endless journey , please browse to find the first chapter.
My pet peeve these days--people lost in their electronics! Come and go for a walk with me and let me know if you agree.
From Arkansas to California the family crossed the nation searching for the streets made of gold and "money that grew on trees. Driving down Route 66
O'Malley's On Main, an Irish Pub in Seal Beach will make you want to return for more- Brew and bangers
If you love the feel of sand under your feet, a breeze in your face and great shops, restaurants and churches--visit Seal Beach!
Take a walk with a grandma, enjoying a day with her great grand daughter! Precious time spent walking through the garden, reading a book, enjoying each other.
Christmas is the time Christmas is the time to tell the story Of how Christ came from Heaven above
A cold winter night,
Love is fragile, it must be cared for, nurtured, held softly, but not too tightly, cultivated and cherished. Join me for a work down a path of the past-this could be anyone's story...perhaps, yours?
love, how do we live through all the excitement, then disappointment, then finally the closing curtain?
An interesting evening with music, food, beverages and great atmosphere for an evening with someone special! Come with me as I reminisce about our Anniversary date!
a poem of love, grown cold though years of drifting apart
IF you are struggling to find your niche so you can sing your heart out, let me offer a few suggestions. There are so many ways to promote yourself if you take the time and effort.
Driving down hwy 99 , getting hungry, stop at Apple Annies. There is something for everyone there. Breakfast, lunch , dinner and deserts to die for!
Step back in time, past the covered wagon welcome to good food, great service and warm friendly atmosphere! Try it, you will like it!
A short story, #5 in the Country Bumpkin series. Jeb is searching for the Lord, as he tries to ignore Him. Join me as we walk toward the country church with him.
Back in the olden days, the maid was kept busy, shoppping, cleaning, cooking but Ms Georgia Belle always made time to ask God to help her. She was a very kind lady, teaching Missy to speak to God
God is loving and kind, guiding even the blind to be able to enjoy His beautiful creations. Join me for a heartfelt story
"Becky Lynn done come home" is another of my Country Bumpkin stories, written in the slang of the hill country, enjoy her little life story!
Grandpa and jr are walking along on the way to the fishing hole, talkin as men folks do when they get away from the women folk. Grandpa wanted Jr to grow into a fine man, I believe that is happeng
Paradise Ridge is absolutely loaded with great food, friendly atmosphere and casual dress code. Come as you are for a wonderful treat. Jaki's Cafe in Magalia is one of my favorites
Life in Paradise affords many beautiful areas to spend your leisure days. Drive north on Skyway until you see the sign for Clotilde Merlo Park, a local park donated by the founder of Louisiana Pacific
A poem for Christian faith and relief from troubles and woes.
A poem of love, marriage, lasting romance. Our 12th WEdding aniversary is coming soon!
If you love to hike on trails that are easy to climb, Table Mountain is the place. Northern California, about a hundred miles north of Sacramento. Spring time offers wild flowers, flowering trees..
The Black Oak Restaurant in Vacaville, Ca is a great place to meet family and friends for breakfast or lunch. you never feel rushed, treated like old friends by the staff and the food is always tasty!
Music video attached. Sometimes we are amazed at how someone decides what we should say and do when worshiping our Heavenly Father. Let me share a time when I was told not to share my testimony! I have included a video of one of my original songs! Enjoy!
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A poem for my many Poetry loving friends! I woke up realizing that Spring is almost here and I need to think about new garden gloves, check out my little tools and decide what to plant in the garden this year. I saw the little blades from the daffodils peaking through the dirt and can hardly wait...
Music video attached. I received a phone call, that was meant to find my brother-in-law, but afterward she and I began talking and she told me I had helped her where others had been unable to. I think God for allowing me to be His worker at times such as this!
Music video attached. I met a mama along the way, having a difficult day, until my savior said, "Go now my child and help her along the way". A homeless mama of two, living under a bridge with no job, no money and not much hope. I pray that they are now safe and living a good life with our...
Simple suggestions to you men, for that special woman in your life. Some will work for you. some won't but take a look and please comment to let me know what you think.
if you are searching for a romance novel and don't know where to look, let me show you some to consider.
Music video attached. Reaching out for God to help others. A story of how we were led to sing at a little church in Clearlake, Ca. after being discouraged about being invited to do our Gospel Concerts. All because of a misdirected piece of mail. If God wants us to do something He will make it...
I am beginnig a Series of short stories which are true experiences happening to me as I walk through life with God. My book, Reach out each day is a compilation of such stories, but things keep happening so I will be sharing my experiences with you as they happen. Enjoy! And ...Reach out and...
We advertise to the world every time we wear apparel with writing on it that this is something or someone we love? We Christians can reach and open up a conversation just by wearing a shirt that shouts out our love for Jesus!
If you hate to struggle opening a bottle of wine, let me share the solution to your problem and make life so much easier for you.
A friend of mine stopped me after church one Sunday to tell me a story she said I could add to my next book-how she found the man God wanted for her husband! What a story! Worth your time to read!
Hub number 2 of short stories featured in my book, Reach out, each day. While waiting at the airport for my flight, I saw a lady how was crying and so sad. I felt God wanted me to go over and talk to her but how was I to do it..............
This is a personal experience that happened as a result of attending a Bible Study a few years ago. The subject of the study was The Prayer of Jabez, a book written by Bruce Wilkenson. He tells how Jabez prayed to God asking to be blessed, and for God to inlarge his coast or territory. That He...
A Christmas poem reminding us to take the time to enjoy the season, not get so caught up in the hustle and bustle that we forget the reason for the season-Christ's birth!
Join me for a day of visiting and singing at a Senior Care Home in Napa, Ca. I love visiting with the folks who live there as Gary busily gets the music equipment set up and ready to start the show! They sometimes share some interesting life stories with me. Step on into the parlor with us,...get...
What!? your romantic life in the dumps and you wonder how to recycle it ? Wondering what happened to the person you fell in love with? bring the bloom back into your rose garden.
Take a tour of the Korbel California Champagne cellars in Guerneville, Ca. a wonderful variety of champagnes and the tasting is FREE! From very dry to extremely sweet, you will love each swallow! Come on, join me for a tour and if you are hungry, there is also a deli to fill your tummy!
Memories of years gone by: childhood Christmas festivities, Apples, oranges and Mama's J"Famous" chocolate cake-Yummy. Come walk down memory lane with me.
If you love Christmas and memories of Christmas' past, I believe you will enjoy this poem I wrote a few years ago.
A yummy recipe for Butternut squash that is quite easy to cook. Try it out on your family today!
Let me introduce you to a wonderful family owned and operated Winery in Paducah, Kentucky--The Purple Toad. Great wines, mostly sweet as that is the type most appreciated in the southern states we visited on our road trip. However, they do also produce at least one dry wine for the California...
This book is a must read for all Americans. The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn is a New York Best Seller and I believer will be for a very long time. It is a wake-up call regarding how important it is for our country to be under the protection of God, our Heavenly Father. Read it, let me know what...
Do you have trouble sharing your true feelings with your spouse, partner, significant other? Most of us do but we need to work on that problem. If we can't tell them what we need or want in a relationship, they can't respond in the way we would like!
Join me for a walk around Pigeon Point lighthouse, which is also a Hostel, in the event you need a place to stay. Bring warm jackets as the ocean breeze is most always chilly. I hope you enjoy my poem and the video of Jesus is my Lighthouse, an original song I wrote with a lot of help from...
Poetry from the heart! A love story of an age gone by that will make you smile. This is a true story about my parents and how their love began. PLease give me a comment to let me know what you think! Love to hear from all my hubbing friends and guests.
Join me on the Day Trip through Apple Hill, a few miles east of down town Placerville, CA. It is a fun trip full of Apple pies, Strudel, donuts, Homemade chili and .....wine! This leg of the trip takes us to a German cafe, Bavarian Hills Orchards where we dine on Polish sausage, German potato...
Apple Hill. Quite an area for wondering down country roads, visiting apple barns, gift shops, eating; Apple strudle, pie,donuts,fritters, the list goes on and on. And then you arrive at Wofford Acres Vineyards and sample their wines as you visit with the very friendly people who own and operate the...
A glorious day in the foothills above Placerville-Apple Hill ! Beautiful scenery from the Apple orchards to the vineyards and an occasional pond with picnic tables to the surprize shower of Hail that turned the world white in mere moments! And of course, the company was great: my honey, Gary and...
A trip to Apple Hill to sample Apples and Wines. Come join me on a road trip into beautiful autumn scenery . This is #2 in a series so keep searching for Apple Hill in the titles! Happy sipping!
Come on down to 301 Main ST in Vacaville for a real dining treat. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is the super delicious! I gave it 5 stars and I'm sure you will too! See you there, soon!
Let me invite you to one of the best cafes in Suisun, CA. It originated in Vallejo and years later opened the location in Suisun. A short walk across the will take you to the waterfront so after you eat you can take a walk and look at all the boats harbored there.
Relationships need quiet times together, enjoying Gods special gifts to us- trees, meadows, flowers, little animals (ooppss we didn't see any little animals today except a beautiful dog out for a walk with its master!
A poem in memory of my oldest brother who went to be with our Heavenly Father a few years ago. Enjoy
A poem of God's glory surrounding us in all Natures beauty (and our kids are God's gifts too!).
A page for all you wine sampling friends! I vote for the Suisun Valley wines, maybe out of respect as I live nearby-or just because I think they are really tasty. So take a drive, taste the vino and let me know if you agree with me!
If you have ever renovated a house, you will really feel akin to my sis and her husband in this poem. They bought a big brick home built in 1907 I believe, and started on the first floor and just kept working until it became what it is today! A gorgeous home! I helped out some too, when I went to...
Answering a question, turned into a new hub! Enjoy this Butternut Squash recipe!
This Angel story is an excerpt from my second book, "Water to wine, 2 fish to a feast". I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Another Angel story (you asked for more so I am obliging) to let us know we are always under the watchful eyes of our guardians. This is a story of a child's faith and realizing it was time for the family to pray together!
Music video attached. Living under that bridge isn’t too cool. Well, yeah, in fact it is too cool. It’s cold. I didn’t grab a coat when I ran out the door. I was so frightened that my boyfriend would hit me again. So many times he came home so out of his skull with those crazy drugs. You name it,...
What a great trip we had! The San Juan Islands are beautiful, LaConner, Wa is a cute little fishing type town with a waterway coming right along by the outside eating areas at the restaurants. A real "must visit" area.
If you believe in Angels, you must read this short story of one who was a messenger when a lady needed guidance . He had never been seen before, then wondered through the office, sweeping the floor! An excerpt from one of my books.
A beautiful story about a little boy who sat with his elderly aunt as she was dying. She told him there were "Angels among us". and he has never forgotten the look of peace and happiness on her face.
Just a little bit of our very interesting "Love" story--a tiny blooming rose, the kind you buy in a Grocery store that Gary bought for me on one of our first dates. A very romantic kind of guy!
Garbanzo Beans are a topic that can be stretched in many directions. They are quite versatile and can be added to salads, soups, casseroles, or just eaten plain with some vinegar and oil or salad dressing if you are in a hurry. I love this spicy soup and hope you will to.
A cute poem I wrote the Christmas before Gary proposed to me in March! Snowy photos are taken at Lake Tahoe and the choral group was at a restaurant in Winsor, CA.
Have you discovered the many wonderful adventures available in Oregon! Coastal sea shores, luscious dense forests, mountain tops covered with snow and......delicious wines!
An inspirational poem of better ways to celebrate Christmas, the holiday honoring the Birth of Christ. I pray you have a wonderful Christmas, this year and happiness throughout the coming year.
Christmas, what a wonderful time of year to honor our Lord and Savior. Many years ago I grew tired of the Christmas cards always looking the same and having just a few words of greeting. I decided to begin making my own Christmas cards and it seemed God just put the words into my head. This is one...
Come wine with me my friend! Through the Napa valley wine country. Balloon rides, vineyards dressed in Autumn shades of Gold, Red and orange, luxurious inns, spas and restaurants. Or, if you are looking for casual dining, that is to be found, too, in out of the way places or on the main streets of...
A picturesque ride through vineyards and oak trees as you drive up driveways that lead to wineries with servers waiting to pour wines into a glass for your tasting pleasure. Come with me on a tour of El Dorado counties many wineries. Hurry, jump in the car before I drive off and leave you. I am...
If you love to get outside and enjoy nature in all its beauty then come along with me as I share some pictures of hiking and biking trails that my husband and I have enjoyed in the past few years.
A poem that will touch your heart if you love music and have ever had a desire to play and sing country music. Another of my Critters poems. Enjoy!
A morning spent in my yard reminded me of all the beauty that God has created for us to enjoy. A beautiful Golden finch, flowers in abundance, a squirrel on a tree branch and our great granddaughters enjoying their favorite book, sitting in our laps! What could be more wonderful??
If you are a wine lover or just like to drive around in the back country-click on in and read all about wineries we visited recently while traveling through Oklahoma (my birth state), Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky, Lots of pictures for your Kodak pleasure!
Words of love, caring and happiness. In order to find this kind of love, we must look to the heart of our loved ones. Know they are not perfect, just ours! Know that even when words of love are not always spoken, actions of love are being provided. Love like there is not tomorrow!
Hey, friends, lets hit the road in style, for an affordable price. Hostels may be just the answer for us! Lets give them a try. We can travel through out the USA or off to other countries!
A few words to give guidance through each day, to guide us to remember to be quiet and listen for God's voice.
A personal poem of how Jesus is beside me each day, listening, guiding and holding me in His loving arms. I appreciate all your kind comments on my hubs.
A personal memory of a time when my family was swimming and my big sister got caught in a whirlpool in a canal, and experienced an out of body experience.
This is a story of a man who left his body while being at deaths door, and then being totally healed after returning from "The Light". It is worth taking a few minutes to read.
Join me for a walk down memory lane, as I tell of how love changes with different seasons of life. First they love us unconditionally and care for us and then as time passes, the tables are turned and we care for them. Love is the greatest feeling we ever experience and we must treasure the...
A wonderful way to travel that is affordable and exciting-you get to meet other wonderful people who also love to travel and share adventure stories with you as well as yummy breakfasts along the way!
Do you recognize when someone needs a kind word, a hug, a shoulder to cry on? Sometimes the simplest act by us allows Jesus to touch someone who needs Him. We are to be His arms, legs, body to enable Him to reach those who are spiritually lost. If we give those hurting people a hug, kind word or...
If you love to get out in the country and enjoy God's wonderful gift of nature, you will want to read about our Tennessee horse back ride and watch the video Gary slyly made of me trying to climb on the horse with my "New Bionic Knee". I did just fine!
Join me as I share a poem about kisses from Heaven. It is a bit whimsical perhaps, but I love the idea that maybe our guardian angel occasionally gives us a kiss .
A purple donkey named Podunk is one of my funny poems that teach a life lessong. I call these poems my "Critter Capers". Come on now, lets have a little fun with Podunk!
Matilda is a gorgeous black cat who appears in the midst of a bunch of kittens who are jealous of her New straw hat!
Do not pick your cantaloupes before they are ripe! How do you know when they are ripe? They tell you, not by whispering in your ear but by dropping off the vine! Add watermelons and strawberries and what do you have? A taste treat to share with your family and friends, served on your prettiest...
Come explore with us all the beauty of the Shenandoah Nation Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains! It will only take a few minutes to let me guide you with the help of the video. Gary is the photographer and I am your guide, just like the girl on the TV travel show!! Fall colors are magnificent!
We often forget to keep the love light shining. So busy with family, friends, we take our loved ones for granted. Never forget to kiss your angel good morning and tell him you love him each day with words and actions. Meet him at the door when he arrives home even if he was only gone a little...
A lot of lonely singles are out there wondering if they will ever find that one in a million God has planned for them. We have to learn to be peaceful and wait for His time to be right for us. I highly recommend singles retreat conferences for meeting other singles. The speakers are usually very...
Why don't you listen to me? Don't you love me any more? The problem isn't lack of love, lack of hearing the sweet things I am saying! As we begin aging seems the first thing to go is our hearing.