Friday, September 8, 2017

Edelweiss - A Twist!

Looking forward to seeing this flower in person one day! 

When viewing some of my great aunts' memorabalia I found a paper with these words featured:

(Edelweiss Melody)

Bless our friends,
Bless our food.
Come, O' Lord and sit with us.
May our talk
Glow with peace,
Come with your love and surround us.
Friendship and peace -
May it bloom and glow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Bless our friends.
Bless our food.
Come, O Lord and surround us! 


Monday, August 21, 2017

Movie - Risen

The journey is incredible for each believer... the Truth sets humans free from the trappings of this world. To come to know Christ as one's Savior is THE pursuit that all should experience. Risen is a film that captures the emotions perfectly of the recognition and realization of what has transpired in our history. Believe!


Monday, August 14, 2017

US Total Solar Eclipse - Aug. 21 2017!

It hasn't happened in a century but what goes around comes around! :)

To celebrate the US Aug. 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse many festivals are happening in the towns along the moon's path. Do read the details in the link in the previous sentence for further information.

Plus, the US postal service created a groovy 2017 Total Solar Eclipse stamp that is triggered by heat to change the image on its front. Very creative!

If you look at the eclipse, remember to wear specially issued sunglasses when you look towards the sun. Have a fun day! 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Proper Hand Shake Makes a Positive First Impression!

Negative first impressions are hard to un-do so please please please do yourself a favor and learn how to shake hands correctly! 

Social etiquette matters and leads to more positive encounters.

Check out this web site for more details: 


Thursday, August 3, 2017

One Man's Trash... Someone Else's Treasure? Let's Hope So!

Wow - so I finally saw the movie Wall-E and what a creative effort! 

Not only that, those who wrote the script filled it with lots of topics for the average human to consider.

Stuff, stuff, stuff - when will we make too much? What about all those plastic bags, glass bottles, newspapers, etc. that should be recycled?! And of the items that are not recyclable, are they available for others to re-use them?  Where is all our trash going to be placed if it is not able to be destroyed or re-used in a different way?  

Love - Loving your neighbors matters... have you met them? How are you able to support and help each other in times of need? Do you practice patience and make the effort to try and understand what others might be going through?

Our planet Earth - are we making good decisions on how to care for it? Or as in this movie Wall-E, will we allow it to become uninhabitable for a period of time due to our Stuff creating unbreathable air, lack of space and plant suffering/degradation? 

Many themes to consider.
What are we each able to do in our own community to make our world a better place to live? 

Think about it! :) 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Some things in life are FREE!

Photo by Laura Moody, Nashville, TN

Not everything in life costs money! Take magnificent lake views for instance. The image above was taken from a park trail at Radnor Lake in Nashville, TN. If you are able to get there, the experience is worth it. The area offers much wildlife and many walking trails.

If one is on a shoe-string budget or just wants to be a savvy consumer, here are a few web sites that offer for "free" the stuff we might want or need (such as couches, tables, books or DVDs). Usually you just have to go pick the item up at a designated time and place.

Many items are gently used or perhaps able to be fixed with a little elbow grease. Be sure to ask questions of the person offering the item.

Craigslist - Look up your closest city, then peruse the For Sale section for the Free area.

Freecycle - Become a member for free and meet people in your zip code as you offer/pick-up items.

Nextdoor - Your neighborhood's social network!

Have fun! :)


Monday, July 3, 2017

End Hunger - Grow Food and Share!

Planting herbs, vegetables or nut and fruit trees isn't hard. It just takes a little time, a little sun, a little water and some soil in pots or garden plot.

Here are a few web sites that offer ideas on what, how and when to grow certain plants.

Want to garden or farm with others? Many areas have community gardens.

Enjoy fresh edibles and share the harvest with your neighbors and co-workers. If you have tons, learn to can items and freeze others.

Food wealth always benefits many! :)