Hello world!

Nearly every day something crosses my mind, someone shares a confidence with me, or something earthshaking breaks on the evening news.  Life is so different now than it was when I was under the sheltering influence of my overprotective parents raising me in the 50’s and 60’s.  I remember hearing them say over and over again, “What is becoming of these kids nowadays?” with a solemn shake of their heads.

The things I think about range from the best breakfast smoothie, to relationships, to fear about “What this world is coming to.”  I have spent lots of time thinking about lots of stuff.  I’ve been accused of overanalyzing things too much.  I ask “why” questions so much as to become an annoyance, but things just have to make sense; even if it only makes sense to me.  I am of average intelligence, I have a good heart, I have a passion for kittens and puppies…in that order.  I love Sammie, my cat, without measure or question.  I have two daughters I adore so much it takes my breath away.  They have blessed me with 5 (6, really) grandchildren and a great granddaughter.  I am a proud, patriotic American and weep every time I hear America the Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner.  I stand and place my hand over my heart when I say the Pledge of Allegiance or address our beautiful flag.  I am a faithful and devoted follower of Jesus Christ and try to live my life in a way that would be pleasing to Him.

I am an expert on nothing.  My blog is a way to get the thoughts out of my head that keep me awake at night, to put them in black and white so I can ponder them further, and to help stave off the dementia I am genetically predisposed to.  I might even come up with something mind boggling and brilliant.  Maybe I’ll make you laugh or cry.  Hopefully, I’ll inspire you.  Maybe I’ll even make a friend or two.  I will not argue, debate, or fight with anyone.  I will respect you.  I hope you will respect me.

At this point, my plan is to take my thought of the day, match it to an appropriate scripture or Bible verse, and see how it aligns with my life as a Christian.  My hope is to offer ideas that are thought-provoking, meaningful, and entertaining.  Blogging is a whole new ball game for me.  So, here we go!

Happy blogging!