Scripture to Ponder

This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalms 118:24

Monday, September 8, 2014

Modern Day Parable

I work with a very talented fellow. His name is Roy Mazzagate and his gift and talent is creating videos. Most of the videos have been school related highlighting activities in our District. This one I want to share is his first take on a 'movie' which he calls a Modern Day Parable. You can catch him on Facebook where he has created a space for his newly created productions called the Light of Truth Productions.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ever Look at Your Hands?

I'll never look at my hands the same!
Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn't move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on him at the same time, I asked him if he was OK. He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. "Yes, I'm fine. Thank you for asking," he said in a clear strong voice. "I didn't mean to disturb you, Grandpa, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK," I explained to him. "Have you ever looked at your hands," he asked. "I mean really looked at your hands?"
I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point he was making. Grandpa smiled and related this story:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time for Family

This summer on my short time away from work, my husband and I was able to take our two granddaughters camping at Livingston Campground. This was their first time camping and they were able to enjoy it with their cousin. I have been reading a lot about "balancing" your time and taking time to unplug from devices and other technology. As you can see, I have even taken time away from posting on my blogs. It has been refreshing to say the least. I challenge you to try it. Here is a Google + book that I made from our camping photos. Not sure if it is going to show up for you. You probably have to have a Google Account to view this. Before signing off, let me mention that Dr. Oz spoke today about a new disease called TEXT-itis! Yes, believe it. You probably have experience the burning pain in your neck and shoulders. It is from leaning forward while texting, but I get it from keyboarding on my laptop at the office! I have been trying to stand up at my desk more. If you have some articles on any of these, please share. Now for the Google+book on our Camping Trip.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Alphabet

A is for apple, and B is for boat, That used to be right, but now it won't float! Age before beauty is what we once said,But let's be a bit more realistic instead. 

Now the Alphabet: 
A's for arthritis;
B's the bad back, 
C's the chest pains,perhaps car-di-ac? 
is for dental decay and decline, 
E is for eyesight, can't read that top line! 
F is for flatulence and fluid retention,
G is for gut droop, which I'd rather not mention. 
H high blood pressure--I'd rather it low; 
I for incisions with scars you can show. 
J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend. 
L 's for libido, what happened to sex? 
M is for memory, I forget what comes next. 
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low; 
O is for osteo, bones that don't grow!
P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, just give me a pill and I'll be good as new! 
is for queasy, is it fatal or flu? 
is for re flux, one meal turns to two. 
is for sleepless nights, counting my fears, 
T is for Tinnitus; bells in my ears! 
U is for urinary; troubles with flow;
V for vertigo, that's 'dizzy,' you know.. 
W for worry, now what's going 'round? 
X is for x-ray, and what might be found. 
for another year I'm left here behind,
Z is for zest I still have-- in my mind! 
I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed,
And I'm keeping twenty-six doctors fully employed!


Have a wonderful Day

Friday, February 28, 2014


I read a newsletter from a dear friend, Yvonne Barrage who shared the acronym for JOY. She said it was something she learned as a youngster from her parents. I am fond of acronyms and want to not only to share it with my grandchildren, but with you also. I created a little image using a great website: Canva. It helps you create design easily. You can sign up for free! Check out my "JOY" design below. I was able to save the design as an image or pdf. Thank you +YvonneBarrage for sharing your thoughts and inspiring this design. You can catch her blog here: Grace Bound