Tag Archive | strength


Limitations I was standing out on the back deck looking at the yard and thinking about what really needed to be done to it. The old rickety garage that will some day fall down has weeds growing all along the side that really should come down, but Sam, the guy that mows and weed-eats for […]

Endurance, Extra Time, Memorial Day

May 26, 2017 – Endurance Merriam-Webster defines endurance as the ability to withstand hardship or adversity, the ability to sustained prolonged stressful effort or activity or the act or an instance of enduring or suffering. I have no doubt that there isn’t a person a live today that has had to endure something in their […]

Control, Faith and Strength

May 23, 2017 – Control “I control my own destiny”. You’ve probably heard this said most of your life by many family members, strangers and co-workers. “I decide how my life is going to be”, is another famous saying among those who believe that they have control of their whole life, that they decide how […]

Grudges, Watching Over Me, and Surprises

August 30, 2016 – Grudges The bible tells us that God says if we want him to forgive us of our sins, we must also forgive those who have sinned against us. Sometime we find that very hard to do. Even though he instructs us to forgive, he does not instruct us to forget or […]

Cooler Weather, Courage, and Resilience

August 24, 2016 – Cooler Weather Here it is, just near the end of August and already leaves are falling from the trees. This has been a really weird summer. I don’t remember last summer being as odd as this one. We had about one week of Spring and then went right into the 90’s […]

Modern Technology, A Strong Woman, and It Could Always be Worse

June 20, 2016 – Modern Technology Sometimes I stop and think about some of the ways I have had to live. There were times when I lived in a house without heat or electricity. We bundled up the best we could, cooked on a Coleman stove, washed clothes in the bath tub, and watched TV […]

Productive Days, Caring People and Feeling Better

April 28, 2016 It seems that for the largest part of my life, I was always busy. From the time I woke up until I went to bed I was on the go. Sometimes I would end up working double shifts or two jobs or a ton of overtime. I helped raise seven children besides […]

Physical Strength, Being Outdoors and Birthday Wishes

April 25, 2016 I was a small, skinny child. In fact, I weighed so little that my mother asked the doctor what was wrong with me. He told her I just had such an elevated metabolism that my body burned up everything as soon as I ate it. I was active, when I was allowed […]

A Colorful World, The Food Pantry and Trials and Tribulations

April 10, 2016 We were taught in school that the primary colors were Red, Blue and Yellow with the Neutral colors of black and white. From these five colors, we were to assume all other colors could be made by making different combinations. The Rainbow usually has seven  colors although some of them may seem […]

Strength, Love and Summer

March 15, 2016 Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Pastor Joyce gave me this verse one night at the Brecksville Church of […]