The Persuasion of the Guilty

Abusers have such a gift to persuade. Their invasiveness seems so genuine. Like an offering of love. But, their trickery is disguised and you should avoid it like the plague. I could have a sense of love and belonging to the family I came through. It would only cost me my integrity and I’d haveContinue reading “The Persuasion of the Guilty”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Are you doing okay after the aftermath of the holiday? There is another holiday coming. Are you prepared? I did okay through this holiday even though I was away from my children and grandchildren. That’s not something I’d prefer, but my heart isContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: How do you reconcile something that is irreconcilable? I guess you do not. I’ve always secretly hoped that my family would be restored, repaired through grace and we could carve a turkey together some day. I don’t think that’s going to ever happen.Continue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: My heart attempts to find purpose in life. Without purpose we are sailing our ships without wind. Seek a purpose driven life. Gem: There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 1) A proud look [the attitude thatContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Gratitude defeats worry. Gem: God cannot love us any more than He does. He is love. Without Him we have poor examples of grace, mercy, hope and love. He doesn’t and cannot change. We need to move closer to Him. Metaphorical Gunpowder: IContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”

Cherished Cherries

The modern maraschino cherry, developed by Oregon Agricultural College professor Ernest H. Wiegand in the 1920s, gave cherry farmers a way to preserve their sweet Royal Anne cherries without alcohol. They are colored a vibrant red. I loved these cherries as a child. Every once in awhile, you’d get one on an ice sundae or someContinue reading “Cherished Cherries”