Posted by: Judy | May 12, 2021

Reading List 51-55

51. Cowboy (Harmony series Book 1) by Staci Stallings Christian romance. I didn’t like the heroine much as the story went on, until I realized that it was because she reminded me of myself and weaknesses I don’t like in myself. Once I recognized that, my whole feeling toward her changed. Loved the story, the growth in friendship and finding God. Keeper.

52. Lucky (Harmony series Book 2) by Staci Stallings Christian romance. This story works as a stand alone, with only a few references to characters in the previous book. It was lovely knowing what happened later. What a joy to watch the progress from lost souls to Happily Ever After. I was inspired and encouraged.

53. Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History by Steve Deace and Todd Erzen non-fiction. Fascinating. Quick read, unless you look up all the foot notes.

54. Toward the Sunrise (Until the Dawn novella) by Elizabeth Camden inspirational romance. A sweet story that takes place at the turn of the century, late 1800s. Great descriptions.

55. Summer of Dreams (From this Moment novella) by Elizabeth Camden inspirational romance. A sweet story that takes place at the turn of the century, late 1800s. What’s going on at that time in history is central to the story. Great descriptions. 

Posted by: Judy | May 11, 2021

I’m not the only one

This was posted in a CPTSD social media group, which assures me I’m not the only one who struggles with feeling this way and needing the reminder:

You are not lazy, unmotivated or stuck. After years of living your life in survival mode, you are exhausted. There is a difference. ~ Susan Pierce Freeman Qicoach

Posted by: Judy | May 10, 2021

WordPress Changes

With the new formatting, I’m no longer able to edit in one of my browsers. Every time I try, all I’m given is a blank screen.

Fortunately, I have another browser that works fine with WP. Why share this? For anyone else having trouble. You’re not alone.

I deleted pictures that might have copyright issues, like memes using Minions. I also deleted posts that were no longer relevant or more clutter than substance. I’ve kept pictures from those who have encouraged sharing, like “I Can Has Cheezburger”.

I hate change. Change happens anyway. Keep Breathing. Keep the sense of humor.

Posted by: Judy | May 9, 2021

Needed Inspiration

Posted by: Judy | May 8, 2021

Saturday Silly

Posted by: Judy | May 7, 2021

Good News Friday

*Walk and P.Croissant with my sister

*Plain croissant and hot chocolate with whipped cream and caramel drizzle

*Church and singing in church

*Awesome plumber who fixed crumbling pipes and left things in better condition than he found them.

*Air conditioning

*Staci Stallings stories


What was something good in your week?

Posted by: Judy | May 6, 2021

Week 18 of Count it all Joy

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Joy is the echo of God’s life within us. ~ Columba Marmion

Michael Ball played Marius in Les Miserables, when I saw it in London. The play was awe-inspiring and still makes me cry. Definitely a time of joy in my life. I still love his voice. This is “Simple Complicated Man” from his newest album:

Beautiful sunsets and sunrises bring joy every day.

Posted by: Judy | May 5, 2021

Reading List 46-50

46. Hope for Tomorrow (Hope Ranch series Book 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian romance. Skye runs away, and so do I. Morgan lays out all the possibilities, and so do I, which is difficult for someone like me who’s easily overwhelmed. Loved the story and looking forward to reading the next.

47. Hope for Love (Hope Ranch series Book 3) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian romance. Royal is a heartwarming hero. I so understand Sophie’s struggle and dreams.

48. Hope for Freedom (Hope Ranch series Book 4) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian romance. A redemption story, for a Christian who falls short and a new Christian just finding a new way of living.

49. Hope for Family (Hope Ranch series Book 5) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian romance. A marriage of convenience story. A tougher sale in contemporary stories, but this one worked, for me. I enjoyed it.

50. Hope at Last (Hope Ranch series Book 6) by Elizabeth Maddrey Christian romance. An older couple, she’s 53 and he’s 60, a widow and widower but with very different backgrounds. I’m sorry to see the end of the series, but this was an awesome ending.

Posted by: Judy | May 4, 2021

Posted on SM

It’s a new year. Give yourself the gift of reminding yourself, at least once a day, that you are a child of God. Beware though, for the adversary doesn’t want you to remember who you are let alone Whose you are. He will do everything within his power to tempt you, discourage you, distract you. Remember: He’s a liar, weak, dishonorable. God is truth and light and honorable, powerful, the creator of the universe and of you. The choice is yours. Choose Jesus. God prevails.

~ Laurel Hawkes

Posted by: Judy | May 3, 2021

Gifts May 2021

Word for the year is Joy

I want to be better. If you don’t know what it means to be better how will you know when you’ve become it? If I don’t define it for myself, the world will define it for me. Guarantee: The world will get it wrong. This year, I’m changing things up a bit anyway. I’m not going to do the different areas, because some I excel at, and others are tougher. My OCD brain bristles at not seeing a balance of colors; never mind the fact that I need to do more work in some areas than others. Let’s face it: Reading is not a habit I need to form; I have it down pat. I’m going to focus on one month at a time. Since I’ve rediscovered Classic Editor, I’ll keep my running list of goals from oldest to newest. I like that. I’ll also use greens and reds for progress checks.

8 Make it through pipes being replaced


7 Let go of more things…giveaway Doing

6 Read “Break the Habit of Being Yourself” Doing

5 Go through Project 9-12 by Staci Stallings again Doing

4 Keep laughing Doing

3 Seek God’s hand in everything: I’m not sure how to measure this, but I feel prompted to do it. I forget but will keep working on it.

2 Use the Battle Plan for Prayer Cards from “War Room” Done and sharing

1 Publish “A Promise of Possibilities.” Less than 2 chapters to edit.

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