Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.

Normal

I usually blow off comments about “normal” by quoting something I heard long ago… “Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” ~unknown But as much as I love that line, I’m putting it aside today while sharing some of my thoughts about life getting back to normal. I believe the time has come to…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 22

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou Jacquie Biggar  Losing one’s way can lead…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 8

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ~ Nicholas M….

Sunday Lines: Sunday, October 11

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN THE ROAD GETS BUMPY. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Hannah Moore Sharon Wray…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 25

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”~ Dolly Parton Beverley Bateman “Being happy doesn’t mean everything’s perfect. It…

Small things

By Pat Amsden As the world opens up, with many of us vaccinated, many of us are considering travel at some point, and events. There may be a wedding in the family, or of friends. These are all wonderful things. Just for a moment though, I ask you to celebrate the small things.  Ice Cream…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 18

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson Beverley Bateman “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and…

All Creatures Great and Small

“There is nothing to fear but fear itself. And spiders. ~Bumper sticker~” ~ Darynda Jones I know we are supposed to love all god’s creatures, great and small, but spiders? Now that I’m a full-time lake resident, I can’t get over the number of spiders. They stay up all night weaving their tinsel-like webs all…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 11

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” ~ Helen Keller Beverley Bateman “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” ~ James Barry Darlene…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 4

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “I don’t look at myself as a leader I look at myself as a member of the community. ” ~ Michael J. Fox Pat Amsden “Only some of…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, June 27

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “All your dreams can come true…If you take the time to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney Pat Amsden “You’re never to old to set another goal or to…

The Return of Book Signings

The pandemic shut down so many activities, but now those of us who’ve gotten our vaccinations are slowly returning to what we used to think of as ‘normal.” One of those normal events is Book Signings. In getting ready for yesterday’s post on my personal blog about my upcoming book signing in Fort Worth, I…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, June 20

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them. ” ~ Walt Disney Pat Amsden “Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says “I’m Possible.’”…