Block Party

It's small town America. Mayberry was a metropolis by comparison.  We are more like Green Acres, without the talking pig. Three elected members make up the town council.  The town council decides which one of them will be Mayor. That's how I became First Lady of Indiahoma. A post office, a school, a cafe and the Indy Superette, but no police. There are six churches and no bars....more


"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future." Or does it?...more

The Bell Tower

The bell shouts out praise, announcing a time of worship.       Continued at Welcome To My World....more

Sizzling Saturday

Every day is sizzling in August in Oklahoma. I don't know the high today, it's been up to 114 degrees this summer, breaking all records. It's almost 9:30 p.m. and it is a cool 98 degrees. I wish I were in Portland, or Seattle, or Canada... anywhere cooler.The heat didn't stop us from getting Beth moved into her new house.Click here to read the rest of the post....more

My Baby is 30

Happy Birthday Beth!     Click here to read more about Beth....more

Who is This Man?

I look forward to seeing him again.  It's been a year. It won't be long now - he'll be here when my shift ends.I remember his walk.  He moves with strength and purpose, nothing frivolous about him, always tending to business. One look and you know he's the man in charge.Tanned and golden, sometimes too bright to look at, he even keeps things hot at night.His name is a description of who he is: inspiring admiration, dignified, imposing, noble, commanding respect....more

Farewell February

Random thoughts at the end of my favorite month....more

Running Schools Like a Business

The problem as I see it is that children are not products. Each child is a unique individual who enters the school system with all the baggage and support of his/her experiences. There is no one perfect way to transform four-year-old pre-K students into graduating seniors of equal performance. Praise the Lord that no one has ever considered athletic ability to be something every student must master before graduation. I wouldn't have made it out of high school....more

What Are You Reading?

I'm in the middle of two wonderful series: The Hunger Games (CatchingFire, book 2) by Suzanne Collins and Dean Koontz's Frankenstein (...more

Sunday at my Church

The Sermon Title: A Forgiveness Beyond Compare...more