The Poetry Corner

The Poem of Us

'Twas the start of 2019, and all through our houseNot an animal was stirring, not even a mouse;Our house was all quiet and cleaned daily with care,No need for a Swiffer to deal with dog hair; Every morning Colleen could stay snuggled in bed,No one waking her early with a need to be fed;With work… Continue reading The Poem of Us

In The Living Room with Jesus, Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: Drain the Water, Keep the Dog.

This past Sunday was bath time for my sweet pup, Crowder. Sometimes I can’t believe how dirty this dog, who spends most of his time in the house, can get. Even the floor mat beside my tub has brown spots from those dirty paws. Thankfully, Crowder loves to have a bath. I am not sure… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Drain the Water, Keep the Dog.

In The Living Room with Jesus

Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.

They all sound alike. When we hear them, the memories get thick like the soup that this colder weather makes us crave. Those yellow school buses have started their daily routes down our streets with engines roaring and brakes squeaking. Though I don't have kids getting off and on them anymore, they still drive many… Continue reading Just Like Mike, Simply Begin Again.

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts: The Leash of Faith

I am into week four of puppy ownership! It has been both fun and challenging, to say the least. One thing I can say for sure is that I am learning a lot, both about dogs and myself. I initially thought this puppy, who we named Crowder, would fit into our lifestyle. However, it has… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: The Leash of Faith

In The Living Room with Jesus, The Entry of Prayer

An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.

I am about to be a pet-parent! The joy and anticipation are overwhelming me today. You see, I asked for this to come true approximately 50 years ago. Now, on Monday, July 1 my sweet puppy, Crowder (yes, named for our favorite singer David Crowder ) is coming to live with me. This hope, now… Continue reading An Answered Prayer: 50-Years in the Making.

Becoming Home

Becoming Home: Deep Cleaning

Mold, it is the last thing you want to find on the floor of your home. Yet is precisely what I found one morning as I walked down to do another load of laundry. We have had a wet spring, and our basement has been known to have water issues, but this year the wet… Continue reading Becoming Home: Deep Cleaning

Becoming Home

Becoming Home: Living Alert

What do Bison and baseball have in common? Well, other than starting with the letter B, they were the two things we observed this past Saturday. The decision to purchase a year-long state park pass was such a great idea. It has allowed us to drive through a fabulous state park whenever we head that… Continue reading Becoming Home: Living Alert