Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Chocolate Sundae at Lunch

I generally choose to lunch in my car and let the world go by. Call me weird, but I enjoy the serenity and alone time. Once the burger is finished, I head over to Sonic and order a chocolate sundae. True, I often pay more for the sundae than the burger, but the creamy, rich treat is well worth it to me. Especially during these dog days of summer.

I'm sharing at Simple Pleasures today.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


I’m a bit late coming to Gypsy Mama's "Five Minute Friday," where bloggers are encouraged to write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The linky is open all week, so maybe I won’t be the last to arrive. All writers need prompting on occasion, and today’s prompt is: Full.


Before I leave for work every morning, I pray the Lord’s Prayer, asking for my daily bread, for forgiveness as I forgive others, and for deliverance from evil. At the end of that prayer, I thank God for his mercy.

To me, God’s mercy is like a pitcher of life-giving water. No matter how much I drink today, it’s filled again tomorrow.

No matter how many times I fall. No matter how many times I call. No matter how many times I disappoint. The Mercy Pitcher is filled to the brim with every sunrise.

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

No matter how many times people disappoint me, or fail me, or sin against me, I should be full of mercy on their behalf. That is easier said than done, of course.

From personal experience, when a person wrongs you for purely selfish reasons, and their actions affect you negatively in significant ways, the human side of you wants to see them suffer as you suffered.

But mercy is always in order. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simple Pleasure - Writing

As a long-time writer, I've had my share of writer's block. Times when words refused to flow and sentences refused to form. Hours of sitting at the computer, staring at a blank screen, wondering why it had to be so difficult. With that being said, nothing is more rewarding (or pleasurable) than bulldozing through the brick wall until words come flooding in.

I don't write as often as I once did, but I did a bit of writing this week, and I'm happy to report that the pleasure still outweighs all the pain.

I'm linking to my twin's Simple Pleasure. Come on over.

Some Moments Should Be Private

Pardon the lazy way of sharing, but a friend's comment on my short Facebook note, "Think Before You Snap,"reminded me of an article I wrote years ago on the topic of privacy. Sadly, things haven't changed since I wrote it. If you're interested in reading it, clicking twice should optimize the viewing.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Shoppers

A day of shopping planned with my daughter. Shopping for stuff and looking at apartments.

Her job is relocating and she'll be moving out on her own. She's been "out" before, but she's always had a roommate. Of course, she'll have her big dog Charlie with her, so that will make her mother feel better. Heehee.

Later, 'gators.