A Grandmother Overcomes Anxiety

Max Lucado said it best— “How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the… Continue reading A Grandmother Overcomes Anxiety

Reflections!

On a July camping trip, I was disappointed the plethora of birds seen on a previous trip were absent. Since the water levels were high, the birds had sought shallower water elsewhere. My disappointment in being unable to photograph the birds turned to joy one evening. As I walked over a wooden bridge— I was… Continue reading Reflections!

Are You Listening?

My priest told this joke during his sermon — A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. She told him she’d like to be six again. He thought it over and came up with a wonderful fun-filled day for a six-year-old. He brought his beloved to an amusement park where they went… Continue reading Are You Listening?

Thousand Word Thursdays #144

Things you don’t expect to find in a conservation area . . . an old-fashioned drinking fountain and a big blue chair! That’s me sitting in it! Things you do expect to find–a dock– and a peaceful place to have a picnic! Enjoy these lazy days of summer, my friends! © Rita Jacques 2019 C.M.Wilson… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #144

Thousand Word Thursdays #143

I was intrigued by the beautiful barn quilts while on a drive to camp recently. Wondering at the story behind them, I researched and learned they commemorate the stories of pioneer women and their families during the War of 1812-1814. There are 100 barn quilts–8′ square murals–on a 65-km route along the Thames River Valley.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #143

Why I Quit my Writing Course

I learned about a spectacular writing course from a friend. While she hadn’t taken it, she felt it might appeal to me. Well, yes, it did! The line—“Is your blog read only by your Mom and five close friends?”—seemed to speak to me personally. The course promised an instant community of hundreds of writers who… Continue reading Why I Quit my Writing Course