I just had to share a laugh with you!!

Granny is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.  It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God! Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!! A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that. I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!
Will write again soon,

A Harrowing Sight

skunk (free clip art)
skunk (free clip art)
Last night I was driving home from my friend Elaine’s house and was very surprised to see three skunks in the middle of the road! The sun had set, and I was driving down one of those narrow country roads that have no stripes down the middle, or sides, and no street lights to improve visibility. There were no houses in sight, and the road was twisting and turning. I had just gone around a very sharp “hairpin” turn and saw the skunks walking, on “my” side, head to tail – like you would see elephants on parade! They all appeared to be the same size, so I couldn’t tell if they were a mother skunk leading her babies across the road or not.

When my headlights hit them, I braked as quick as I could, and started to steer the car away from the direction they were walking. Uttering a silent prayer “please, Lord, don’t let me hit these skunks” I tensed up and held my breath. I was SURE that I was going to hear that horrible “thunk” that would confirm that my evasive actions were inadequate. But no thunk came. And no skunk perfume wafted up at me. I let out a sigh of relief, and looked in my rear view mirror to see if I could see the skunks, but the darkness of the night had already enveloped the threesome. They were gone from sight. I offered up a silent “thank you Lord” and started to breathe normally again. But I kept my eyes sharply peeled for any other wildlife that might decide to cross the road as I continued my journey home. Thankfully that was the most exciting part of the trip.

Although I marveled at seeing the three skunks walking nose-to-tail like that, I hope to never see a sight like that again while driving in a car! And now I can’t get that song “Dead skunk in the middle of the road” out of my head! Maybe after watching this YouTube video about the song will help me get over it quicker!

Sad day

I don’t usually write about stuff that is on the news, but today I have to. Today so many children died in a shooting at an elementary school, as well as several adults who were trying desperately to save those children. My heart goes out to the parents and families who have been devastated by this tragedy. I cannot imagine what it is like to have to bury your child and I hope that I never find out. I know that it has to be the hardest thing anyone ever has to do. For these families, this holiday season should have been exciting and fun, but now will never be the same again. Those children were still babies, just little kinder gardeners. When my little guys got home, all I could do was hold them and cry. I cried for the children and for the mothers who’s arms are now empty. I can only pray that God holds them in his loving embrace and comforts them while they grieve over this tragic loss.

Thoughts and Prayers


On of my little guys had to have surgery yesterday. The doctor put in an Inter-Stem to help him with his wetting problem. Right now he is in the trial phase to see if it will help him. If this works then next week they will put in the permanent pacemaker to run it. It goes into his lower back to stimulate the nerve cluster that controls the bladder. I am praying that it will work for him. We are both tired of him being teased at school over this. Kids are just too cruel. Keep him in your prayers please.


I love this picture and the quotation is profound. Finding the peace within is not as easy as it sounds but it is possible. It took me years before I figured out how to get to that place. Part of that is due to the amazing man I have.

Valentines day

I have a love/hate relationship with Valentines day. I have always hated it because I was with losers who never got me anything, but now I have the best man in the world. He always makes me feel special all year long, but on Valentines Day he goes all out, even when we can’t really afford it. I am so happy with him. I have never been this happy before in a relationship. I thank God everyday for bringing this man into my life and pray further that he never takes him from me. =)

Spiritual beliefs

I believe that spiritual beliefs should be personal. I have come to completely dislike organized religion. Everyday you hear things about one religion or another that is totally disgusting. People believing that others should die or go to hell, yet claim in the next sentence that their God is a loving forgiving God. It is hypocrisy in the highest order and drives me nuts. People should not be so worried with how other people worship and should be more worried with their own personal choices when it comes to religion. To bad they cannot seem to understand that.

Define Good

Some people think everything is just black and white. Its either good or its bad. I say there is a lot of grey in between black and white. Some things are no good but not necessarily bad, either. So if you are talking about good, I wish you would define the word good. Its hard to have a healthy discussion if you aren’t both on the same page.

Hugs for Japan

I’m sure by now everyone in the world has heard about the tragedy in Japan. Itt was bad enough to have such a strong earthquake, but then to have a tidal wave come and wipe out several towns and everyone who lived there . . . how horrific that must be. I feel so very sorry for the victims and the survivors. God Bless the people of Japan.

Never Forget This Date

Nine years ago, we were attacked. Here in America, on the mainland. By chickenshit muslims who decided they hate America and it must be their god’s message to kill innocent people on suicide missions. I will never forget that day and will have a hard time forgiving those cowards for killing so many Americans.