Have you ever been frustrated by the "justice" system, Dear Reader? There are several within my sphere of family, friends, and acquaintances, including Tom and me, who have walked away from the courts of man frustrated and confused.
What we seem to forget is that the "justice" of this world is not a synonym for the "justice" of the Lord. His Word gives us insight into His plan for us, what we long for, but not necessarily what we witness.
I really thought I was thinking with my 360 brain. It seemed like such a good idea, and after all, Tom went along with me.
A few years ago, we started putting out more perennial plants and flowers, and rocking flower beds. But, every spring I also add a few impatiens or geraniums. I just love those bright colors, don't you?
Are you a foot person, Dear Reader? Are pedis regularly in your schedule and budget? May I tell you a secret? I'm really jealous of your sassy red toenails that look oh so cute in sandals or peek-a-boo shoes.
For years I was embarrassed by my size 10 feet. An adult friend and I were chatting about fashions, etc, when I mentioned my embarrassing feet. Judy looked at my feet, then right at me, and said, "You're nearly six feet tall. You'd fall over in size six shoes!"
My name is Alice, and I'm a recovering Netflix junkie.
Our kids had been telling us for a couple of years we needed to get Netflix. Finally, when we got our new smart tv after Christmas, Tom and I took the plunge.
Exhortation is an old word, perhaps a word we don't use much any more. Nevertheless, it's meaning is far from lost.
exhort /ɪgˈzoɚt/ verb
exhorts; exhorted; exhorting
: to try to influence (someone) by words or advice : to strongly urge (someone) to do something
Have you been on any road trips this summer, Dear Reader? A few weeks ago we took one to see James for a couple of days.
While Grandpa, Allie, and two very excited granddaughters headed off by car, Mary and Mark were flying to a live podcast event in South Carolina. In our various travels, trips seem to always go better when they include rest stops.
There seems to be a lot in the media these days about accountability partners, from business and finance leaders to Christian leaders.
Descriptions range from holding another person responsible for their actions to looking for and encouraging the best in someone. Thank you for your online presence that both holds me responsible and encourages.
I don't like to think of myself as OCD. Organized or efficient sounds so much better. Rachael hit the nail on the head several years ago when she said, "Allie always has a reason or a plan."
One thing about having a plan, or list, is the gratification of crossing things off. It's only halfway through the summer and I can already cross off number one: read at least one fiction and non-fiction book. Woo-Hoo!
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? There's only 168 days until the big day. Tom and I started in May. WHAT! That's early, even for me.
This year, our newest granddaughter, Harper, my student, Jameer, and knee surgery provided inspiration and opportunity for a head start on Christmas. A couple of homemade gifts seem to be just the ticket for our grandkids, Annalyn, Parker, Gracie, and Harper.
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