Five Minute Friday, Inspirational, Photography

Blessings: To Give and To Receive

Blessing is the Five Minute Friday word for this week. I often end my comments on blogs with a simple phrase, Blessings to you! It's my way of showing that I care and carries a little more meaning than just saying Have a good day! I'm essentially asking God to bless them in whatever place… Continue reading Blessings: To Give and To Receive

Blogging, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry

Collected Treasures Both Tangible and Intangible

My daughter, Jamie Bagley, is good at coming up with writing prompts and giving lots of encouragement. Jamie suggests we write a list poem using what we have collected through the month of June. She's given some examples to help us along. When I first saw the prompt I'll admit I was at a loss to… Continue reading Collected Treasures Both Tangible and Intangible

Blogging, Five Minute Friday, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry

Steady and Sure with God as My Guide

I am combining my writing prompts this week, because they go together so well. The Five Minute Friday prompt is the word STEADY. The first thing that came to mind was the thought that slow and steady wins the race, from the story about the tortoise and the hare. That's good advice, but sometimes we need more than ourselves… Continue reading Steady and Sure with God as My Guide

Haiku, Inspirational, Photography, Poetry

Rain: A Welcome Refreshment from the Heat

Last week my daughter, Jamie Bagley, provided a writing prompt that asked the question,What do you do when the rain calls you?  I guess there's still a kid in me. These first two haiku and subsequent writing are my response to Jamie's prompt.  A Summer Rain Drip, drop, drip drop, drip Slowly comes the summer rain… Continue reading Rain: A Welcome Refreshment from the Heat

Five Minute Friday, Inspirational

Worth: What Determines Our Value?

This week the Five Minute Friday crew is writing for 5 minutes on the word worth. If you have never tried it, we'd love to have you join us. Just set your timer and write. It can be challenging and fun all at the same time. Do you ever have doubts about your worth? Are… Continue reading Worth: What Determines Our Value?

Book Reviews, Books, Inspirational, Literacy

Women, A Devotional Bible Just for You

Back in the fall of 2015, I received a brand new NIV Bible for Women  published by Zondervan, in exchange for my review. I had very good intentions, but there were many interruptions and I failed to complete it in a timely manner. Things have settled down a bit, and I'm finally sharing my review.… Continue reading Women, A Devotional Bible Just for You