Archive for November, 2013

Being thankful

November 25, 2013

I wrote this Saturday, but was having a hard time with WordPress.  


Thanksgiving should be a time of reflecting on all that God has given us. But most of us don’t make the time to really think things through. Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food, time with family and friends and of course the start of the holiday season. And I must confess that the Christmas season is my favorite time of year. But I have finished with everything I have to do today, and I thought I’d take sometime to think about what I am


I am  grateful that I have a relationship with the Lord. I am thankful for His grace and mercy.


I also love the church that we are in. I have an awesome small group whom I love dearly. Church makes up most of my social group, and I love the deep friendships I have there.


I am thankful for my family. They can drive me crazy from time to time, but they definitely love me and take care of me. I’m excited to have sometime with most everyone at Thanksgiving, and hopefully most everyone will gather again around New Year’s.


I am grateful to be starting out as a travel agent. I love putting things together for this business of mine.


I am also truly grateful for my communication device. Without the communication device I couldn’t do much of anything.. Along with that, I love having my Kindle and being able to read whenever I want.

Granny and Grandaddy

November 20, 2013

Yesterday was a very long day in our car, and by the time I was settled on the computer, I found out I was too tired to do much of anything. I have gotten some good work done today, and for that I am grateful.


Speaking of being grateful, we are exactly eight days away from Thanksgiving. And somehow this time of year makes me think of family. Both my Dad’s parents died in 2008. Grandaddy had cancer for years, and we all thought we would have to help Granny through losing him. To our surprise, she got sick and died before Grandaddy did. It was crazy and sad at once.


Granny had two boys, Dad and my Uncle John. Uncle John always lived in town they grew up in. But we moved around a lot. Granny loved having us come for visits. And oh, she loved to cook and make sure everyone ate their fill. Granny and Grandaddy had a pool, and sometimes we would stay there without my parents for a week during the summer.


I think I need to go for now.

Just posting something

November 15, 2013

It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m worn out. But I do not think I am going to be online tomorrow. Starting a travel agency, or any kind of business I imagine, is a lot of work. There is so much to figure out. But I think I need to take a break.


I can hardly wait until Thanksgiving!  We are going to gather at my sister’s house this year. And I think everyone except my sister out west, and my sister in law who has to work, is coming. Gathering with my family is one of my favorite things to do. And this year my grandparents are joining us.


I hopefully have an aide coming in a little. Trying to get everything done before she comes. Better go.

Christmas play

November 12, 2013

It has kind of been a long, but productive day. I really do enjoy my travel agency. I am mostly still setting everything up, getting things ready. And speaking of, someone may be coming to help me with computer things tonight, so I’d better get a move on.


Did you know that I once wrote our church’s Christmas play? We were in this tiny church in Tennessee. Tennessee is where we moved after Hickory. Anyway, this church may have had forty people on a good Sunday. I wrote a little play on a typewriter. It might have lasted twenty minutes. It was about a teenager whose youth group was going through something and all this one girl could do was pray. We had the man who would become our new pastor and his wife there that Sunday..


We are going somewhere this weekend. I am going to try to do another post this weekend. But we will see if that happens.

Blue Ridge Set Up

November 9, 2013

I am so glad today is Saturday. I’ve worked a lot this week, and I’m tired and ready for a day of rest. Anyway, I am going to review a book called “Blue Ridge Set Up”. It is by Kimberly Rae.


Kayla thought she would spend her lifetime on the mission field, working with the women and children of Pakistan. She was trying to keep her physical problems to herself until her scheduled furlough. But when her mission hosts a teen short term trip, the leader of that team gets Kayla home. Kayla decides to go to stay at her aunt’s house, instead of returning to her father and their church.


Ryan knew something was very wrong with the lovely Kayla. Little does he know that Kayla’s aunt lives in his home town. So he never guesses that an older woman hiring him to do construction on her home is actually another attempt to set him up with a girl. The girl turns out to be Kayla, who he has been attracted to from the first time they met.


Ryan has to prove to Kayla that he truly cares about her, and isn’t just trying to do her aunt’s bidding. And unfortunately he has to walk with Kayla through a difficult diagnosis. But can Ryan show Kayla that his love is not based on anything that she can do?


I loved this book. It was comical and romantic and kind of sad all at once. Buy it on Amazon.

My weekend

November 5, 2013

I’m sorry for not writing on Saturday. I was at this amazing conference and ended up not being online. I was also too busy enjoying myself to work.


I help answer e-mails with a ministry called Global Media Outreach. GMO has lots of websites about the Lord. Some websites simply present the gospel, others are on topics like marriage or disability. Anyway, people write in, and we answer the e-mails. GMO did a short video on me, and back in February I was at a luncheon where my video was presented.


This conference was put on by someone I met at the luncheon.. Anyway, the conference was held at a Rits-Carlton on a lake. The place was really nice, but I was so much more impressed by the people we met there. This was kind of a mix between missionaries and business people, and some were both.. Everyone called me the “no excuse” person. And I just felt incredibly loved the whole time.


And now I am, of course, getting back into work and everything. I have a lot of ideas of what I want to do.