• Jeremiah 24: 6-7

    Jeremiah 24: 6-7 This morning as I was doing my daily devotion, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to learn more about. I generally hold my Bible up on its spine, pray for God to show me His word and let the Bible fall open. This morning the Bible opened to Jeremiah 24. As I was reading I got to verse 6 and 7 and every few words, there was meaning that was being shown to me by God. What I mean by that is that as I read a few words, a different meaning came to me in my head and my heart. Jeremiah 24: 6-7 from…

  • Top 10 Items for Surgery Recovery

    Hip Surgery…OUCH!! Caring for someone who has had a hip replacement or back surgery? Or are you preparing for hip replacement surgery yourself? Take a look at these helpful tips and tools that will be beneficial in your recovery. My mom had her hip replaced this week.   While she is doing well, I thought I would share a few items that are crucial to recovery.  Some of these items I used when I had my back surgery a few months ago also. These are vital for someone who has had surgery. Tip #1   The first tip is to make sure that you purchase these items BEFORE your surgery. This…

  • Traveling in the car: Packing tips

    So, here we are traveling to GA for graduation of our Niece, Shanny Bug, and driving a 2012 Kia Optima with a 6’2” male behind the wheel, me sitting in the passenger seat up front, our 15-year-old daughter and dog Ollie in the back seat. We are traveling for 7 days and I am bringing food and snacks along to save money, see the related post at the bottom of the page. We decided to put a hitch on my car so we could bring a cooler along that sat on this Cargo Rack. This car is not the best for traveling long distances, but getting 45 to 50 mies a…

  • Stroke at 42 YIKES!!!

    Surviving a stroke can have many different looks to it.  One may have physical disabilities, mental disabilities, speech disabilities or even all three.  These can also look different to everyone who survives a stroke. years ago I had a stroke.  I was only 42.  I know, so young, right?  However, this stroke has affected me more than I want to admit.  Not only has it affected me, but my friends and family as well. Added to a stroke, I have Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Afib, and on and on.  What is a person to do?  Lay in bed eating bonbons?  HA! If only… NOT! Thank God, I regained much of my physical…

  • Plans = No Plans

    What happens when you have plans that you think are set in stone and then calamity happens?  We have two nieces graduating from high school in the next few weeks.  One is in Oklahoma on a Monday and the other one is in Georgia on Friday of the same week. Then to top it all off hubby wants to drive it. So plans began.  I had been planning the Georgia graduation with my sister for over a year.  The Oklahoma graduation came up in the last week. YIKES!  So I hurried and put a plan together and had everything planned out. Have you seen the cost of a hotel lately?  During…