Potpourri

A life profound

True story. I was shopping today at the restaurant supply store. A checker (who is older than me, by the way) I’ve seen many times over the years asked me if I always wear my hair this way. (you know… undyed, twisted up in a bun) I smiled and...
Essays

A few decades

More or less. That’s what we have on this earth: a few decades, more or less. And I’m beginning to see that the more or less depends not so much on length of time or number of decades as the use of the days and time in each decade....
More Slices of Life Motherhood

It’s interesting to be living long enough to see history

repeat itself. I heard that sort of thing from my mother growing up. I read about history repeating itself in school, in letters and in magazines in dentist’s offices over the years. I read about it in Ecclesiastes. The more I read the more I see it. The longer...
Family

family reunions

I never really quite understood ‘family reunions’ and actually never really knew people had them (whatever they were) when I was growing up. I think that’s another of the many casualties of divorce. Broken families don’t have family reunions. I’m not so sure I have grasped the deep seated...
Potpourri

just popping in to say: hey!

The Welcome Home Blog entries will resume tomorrow… vacationing is such(!) hard work!   ;o)...
Family

I’ll be looking at the moon…

I have sort of thing going with my children… when they’re away, I tell them that when they go outside and see the moon… I’ll be looking at the moon and I’ll be seeing the same thing they’re seeing. There’s something strangely comforting in all that… something connecting. I...
Potpourri The Church Today

Re-imaging God

You may be saying… wha…? I know. Incredible. I almost hesitate to write about this bcz of the blasphemous nature of the topic, but I share this, in part, to urge awareness… to urge believers to pray and to urge believers to “wake up” and see the turns of...
In the Kitchen Potpourri

Curried Chicken Wraps

(courtesy of Ina Garten and The Food Network) CURRIED CHICKEN WRAPS 3 split (1 1/2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on Olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups good mayonnaise 1/3 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup chutney (recommended: Major Gray’s) 3 tablespoons curry powder...
Potpourri

“…that women would adorn themselves…”

…in modest apparel.” I’ve been mulling this over (and over) and over. This morning I was browsing Facebook then the Drudge Report and the Seattle Times. And you know… there’s a common thread (pun unintentional — but I think there’s something to it) and a common appearance. It’s not...
NewsDuJour Potpourri

there ought to be a law… on indecent exposure

And now there is. And I’d hazard to guess that there are “indecent exposure” laws on the books in many states already… maybe many laws and on the books for many, many years. So, now in Mansfield, Louisiana there’s a brand new law against indecent exposure… a law against...