English—“Do to others as you would have them do to you." Luke 6:31 NIV (The Holy Bible, New International Version 2011) Français—«Faites pour les autres ce que vous voulez qu’ils fassent pour vous.» Luc 6 :31 PDV (La Sainte Bible, Parole de Vie 2017) Español—«Hagan ustedes con los demás como quieren que los demás hagan con … Continue reading A North Star Worthy of Following
I don't know if the number or the monetary value of your Christmas, Hanukkah, or other Winter Holiday presents is different this year than in years past. Perhaps your financial situation is insecure due to the ramifications of the spread of the Coronavirus. Maybe you are feeling down that you cannot provide those holiday gifts … Continue reading Family and Friends Are the Best Presents
A few years ago one of my daughters gave me a gorgeous ceramic piece which had been crafted by an artist friend. It was strictly decorative, not utilitarian; which is fine because art can serve the purpose of lifting our spirits, causing us to reflect perhaps introspectively, or encouraging our minds toward how we might … Continue reading Imperfect But Still Beautiful
As I was video-chatting with one of my grandsons recently, my casual conversation drifted to a time in my marriage before children. I told him I had had my first full-time teaching position in the adjacent community of Jeffersontown, or known by most of us as J-town. And my husband was working as a machinist … Continue reading Special Delivery
Spring 2019 was a wonderfully fulfilling time for me. I had been working several months on giving music and mini-drama to a formerly tucked-away lyric which told of the birth and life of Jesus in a way understandable to children. I enlisted the music director at my church as my proof-reader and advisor as I … Continue reading A Musical Score Written in God’s Time
English—“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 NIV (The Holy Bible, New International Version 2011) Français—<<Dites merci au SEIGNEUR, car il est bon, et son amour est pour toujours!>> Psaume 107:1 PDV (La Sainte Bible, Parole de Vie 2017) Español—<<Den gracias al Señor, porque él es bueno, … Continue reading Give Thanks!
If there’s one good which may come out of these terrible times of COVID-19, perhaps it is the lessons we have learned about appreciating more those parts of our lives which were snatched away from us. As workers and students, we probably complained at some point about the job we had to go to or … Continue reading Lessons Learned Through Loss
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to smile more? Laugh more? Seem happier? I remember a first cousin of my mother named Allie who always seemed to have a giggle ready to overflow from the smile on her face. Whenever I was in her company, no matter the trite conversation that was going … Continue reading Happiness Is Contagious
Has the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly plunged your home, your neighborhood, your world into a cold, dark, unfriendly place to be? Where’s a light to navigate your steps from one place to another? Psalm 119:105 says God’s Word provides that illumination which not only lets you see where your feet are right now but shines a … Continue reading An Encouraging Word in Any Language!
Maybe in these times of our COVID-19 pandemic you are beginning to feel hopeless, or at the very least anxious, about the future. If so, let me ask you this question, “What work are you doing?” Naturally, I don’t know your circumstances. On furlough from your job? Laid off from your job? Unable to work? … Continue reading Work Brings Hope
My second children’s book, Sweet Pickles Among the Marigolds, is now available in a Kindle version through Amazon. Maybe you are a librarian, children’s early education center director, primary school teacher, homeschooler, parent/grandparent or other caring adult. If you want a peep into excellent materials and ideas to spark enthusiasm for reading, you might consider … Continue reading Sweet Pickles’ Ebook Release!
As I returned in last Friday's blog post to Snippets about money management, below are my ideas for talking to your pre-teens and teens. I wrote this five-part money series before we, as citizens of the United States, were feeling the serious implications of the spread of the Coronavirus. With so many hurting economically, the … Continue reading Snippet on Raising Financially Responsible Teens and Young Adults
I just want to share a website I've found with an excellent PATTERN, INSTRUCTIONS, and VIDEO for SEWING A CLOTH SURGICAL FACE MASK WITH TIES. I watched several videos from other sites and tried a couple of other patterns. I like this one the best for clear information and a close fit on the face. … Continue reading Sewing a Cloth Face Mask
Just prior to the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the U.S.A. from the Coronavirus, I started a series of "snippets" on money management. After the posting of the first two snippets in early March, I shifted gears and focused on "Words of Encouragement" and then writings befitting the Easter season. I've decided to pick up … Continue reading Snippet on Teaching Young Kids Money Basics
In my last Nonny’s Blog Post How to Have All The Money You Need, I talked from my own personal experience. Today I’m going to quote what some notable individuals have to say. As we all know, money does matter and money matters are important. Dave Ramsey, starting with one financial talk show on one … Continue reading Snippet on Money Matters
Over the next few weeks my Snippets are going to be part of a series on money. Hope you will join me as I explore Money Matters, Teaching Young Kids Money Basics, Raising Financially Responsible Teens and Young Adults, and Building Bigger Barns. Now for today's Money Snippet... My late husband and I raised our … Continue reading Snippet on How to Have all the Money You Need
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), as one of the framers of our Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States, had a keen intellect. He distinguished himself as a scientist/inventor, printer/journalist/publisher, and diplomat/Ambassador to France. In his POOR RICHARD’S ALMANAC, we find one of the philosophies he penned which reads like a poem: For the … Continue reading Snippet on Doing Ordinary Jobs Well
Here’s our starter snippet from last week, followed by my energetic reflection... During the January 7, 2020 airing of Alex Trebek’s television game show “Jeopardy” the contestants James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter were competing to achieve the title as the Greatest of All Time Jeopardy player. In the category “Presidents & the Bible” … Continue reading Snippet on Finding Energy for Your Life
I recently placed online the one hundredth post of my NONNY’S BLOG which I created in the spring of 2018. I am very appreciative that many of you, my readers, have followed me regularly on a weekly basis as I’ve posted every Friday morning at about 9:05. I would love for more of you to … Continue reading Introducing My Snippet Toolbox