Archive for September, 2014

Slumber parties

September 26, 2014

I am blessed to have a job I love, I’m spending more and time on the business, trying to figure things out out. But I am making time for my writing, and have gotten out of the house a couple of evenings this week.

I love being able to hang out with people.. Tonight I’m remembering my sister’s slumber parties. [Yeah, it’s Friday night, and I’m tired.] This took place  mostly while we were living in Hickory there were not many girls in my Sunday School group, but my sister had a lot of girls in their group. And around her birthday and a couple of other times a year my sister would have a slumber party. Mom would usually make her pizza, which is one of my favorite things to eat. Mom makes her own crust. And then sometimes the girls would put their own toppings on. I forget what we’d make for dessert if it wasn’t a birthday. We would play different games. We’d usually watch some kind of movie.. The only thing I was always excluded from was the part about doing something to whoever fell asleep first. Those were fun times.

Biblical Hannah

September 22, 2014

I’m pretty sure Mom and I are going to a prolife meeting tomorrow evening. And I’m still waiting to hear when my church small group is going to start. So I figure I might be wise to go on and do this.

One thing that’s been on my mind lately is how I am really drawn to stories in the bible where people had to wait and hope and after years they got what they had asked the Lord for. Hannah asking for Baby Samuel is just one of those. I love her story! I’ve looked for a novel based on this woman of God’s life, and I know there are some out there, but none that really struck me. I’ve heard that Hannah was the first wife. But wouldn’t that mean Peninnah would have had to respect Hannah?. I wonder why it was only when they went up to worship that Peninnah mocked Hannah? God seemed to close a lot of wombs. Or are those just the stories that were recorded, I wonder?

I am going to go. Now I’m really wanting to find a novel about the story of Hannah’s life


September 19, 2014

I have some things I could be doing tomorrow with work, so I am going to try to do this tonight. I think I am going to just share some random things about me.

First, I love junkfood. I love most fast food restaurants. I love most all desserts. Ice cream is the one big exception, and that’s just because I get brainfreeze easily.

I love most musicals, and classic movies. Watching movies is what I love to do when I can’t take being in this wheelchair anymore.. “Pride and Prejudice””Anne” movies, “While You Were Sleeping”, “Little Women” “Prince’s Bride” are all movies I watch over and over.

I love reading novels about the Amish and the second World War. Corrie Ten Boom is one of my heroes of the faith.

I love learning about Jewish culture then and now.

I think I’m too tired to do anything more tonight.

Sharing my heart

September 16, 2014

I am going to do something I rarely do, I am going to post this to both of my blogs… I am trying to figure out how to get more clients\more business. So I am starting to take some classes on this travel agent school, which is going very slowly. I think I am going to finish my first class tomorrow. Hopefully I am going to learn how to get through these classes quicker. But I’m also reading business books, and they’re asking me questions like, “what’s my passion?”.

I have always been a people person. I love it when my family has company over for dinner or something. I love doing things at church because that’s where most my friends are. But maybe more to the point, I love getting to see my extended family, especially around the holidays. Family seems to be the center of my life. And it’s not just my particular family. I am an author as well as a travel agent, and my writing, as well as my reading, is about family issues. I write a lot about adoption, and infertility.

But as a travel agent, American families are busy. I know some women stay home with their children. Even when mothers decide to do that, they’re usually homeschooling and taking their children to different extracurricular activities. But a lot of women do work outside the homes. And then their evenings are filled with homework, running their kids to sporting events and things like that. When do families really have time to just be together, to really connect the people they love most?

I think taking vacations together is an excellent place to start. Getting away from the many distractions of work, school, sports, and church stuff, and make memories together on trips. That’s what I hope to accomplish in my business. I’m still trying to figure out how to do that, how to get the word out to everyone that needs this service. This is what my focus is going to be on.

Day in my life

September 13, 2014

Today is kind of one of those days where I’d like to just read. Most my family who lives here went to eat breakfast at Chik-Fil-A this morning. And then I decided to to run errands with the girls.. I’ve put in a good bit of time on my business this week, and I’m just tired.
I’ve always been a person who likes getting to what needs to be done first. I really like getting up and reading the bible first thing. I like having my quiet time as the foundation of the day. I’m part of an e-mail ministry and I do that usually right after. I write in my journal. Then I’ll read travel news, look at e-mail, and work on my business blog. My aide comes around noon to give me my lunch and a bath. In the afternoons I’ll work on my travel agent school, I’m also reading through some business books. Afternoons are also when I go through business e-mail and answer everything. I have another aide who comes around dinner time to feed me and take me for a walk. A lot of evenings I’ll get back to the computer and will write, do personal e-mail and things like that.. I’m in bed by nine or nine thirty.
I’m not feeling so great so I am going to go do some other things.


September 10, 2014

My day are getting busier with the business. I don’t have anymore clients really, but I’ve decided to really give myself to learning. And when I say that I’m talking about both the travel agent side and the business side. I’ve enrolled in a travel agent academy, and since I started this business I’ve collected business books that different people have given out, but I’ve not taken the time to read them until now.. I’m busy, but I enjoy everything I’m doing.


At the same time, I still enjoy writing. I feel bad when I can’t write even a little of my novel each day.. Like last night, after working all day I found out there was a meeting at church. I decided to go, but didn’t like that I hadn’t written. Ended up coming home and writing just a little… I’ve always been one with an active imagination. I love Anne of Green Gables and books like that. My writing is important to me. Figuring out how to do everything is the trick.


One of the things that our church emphasizes is small groups. A lot of groups take the summers off because everyone is on vacation. Our group is about to start up again. We were meeting as a group of couples. But we’ve decided to meet with only ladies now. So I think there will be five of the women who have been together in group for years, and then about six new girls. It sounds like some of them are relatively new believers. Sounds like there will be some good opportunities there.. Please pray for us.


September 6, 2014

Mom f the week, watching my nieces. We came home early this morning, and I had to go straight to the doctor… And now it’s Saturday morning, and I’m not sure what all to do with myself. But I do want to get a post out.


My is at church watching a documentary about the family… I found this movie fascinating. Below are some notes.. Family has always been important to me… Family used to be important to everyone, but that’s changing. People are marrying later, if they marry at all, and having children is very optional.


First, what is family? Family is foundational to society… But that’s being questioned. Is the family the cornerstone or is it the state? That’s the big question. .. Being free, relating to marriage, being with whoever you want whenever you want is not really freeing. There is a lot of pain when you have many different partners.. Living this life means there is no commitment to anyone and no true intimacy. Living together greatly increases your chances of divorce. Working through the difficult times makes your marriage stronger. Men and women compliment one another especially when it comes to raising children.


Society needs children in order to keep going. Many couples are choosing not to have children. Women need other people to help raise children. People looked to fathers to make the important decisions.