It's November and marigolds are still blooming on my front porch! This is unheard of in Ohio. While the weather has been unseasonably warm up to this point, the fall will soon be ending. Back to the marigolds though, here are the few straggling ones still standing at this point.All the other foliage in the beds is toast. So as I've been thinking about how long these few marigolds have lasted, … [Read more...] about Just the few of us…
When I think about all that "hats" God has given me to wear over the last fifteen years or so, I am astonished at how varied the opportunities have been. I'm a wife, mother and piano teacher currently. I play in the church orchestra and do volunteer work for the church, the schools my children attend, and the National MPS Society.In the past, I worked as an office manager, acting paralegal, … [Read more...] about You’re telling me??
Whoever came up with the line, "Choose your battles"? Yeah, I know what it means. You can't fight everything, and some things are not worth it. Don't try to fight everything that happens or everyone who wants to pick a fight.With children, we politely dictate that phrase, realizing that they are human, get tired, hungry, and don't always mean what they say. With undesirable people, we decide … [Read more...] about Unchosen Battles
An ongoing plumbing saga has emerged at the Wojnarowski house. This past Saturday we discovered a water stain in our kitchen ceiling. Not a good thing! Since we couldn't find any water on the bathroom floor above the kitchen, this was puzzling and I thought we must have burst a pipe or some other type of accidental issue had occurred. After a visit from the plumber yesterday, the theory at … [Read more...] about On Plumbing and Prayer
The gold refining process is more than amazing; but one of my favorite aspects is how the black sludge comes to the top. So the average viewer might think there was nothing of value in the refiner's pot, but the truth is that the pure gold is on the bottom, solid as can be. Only the refiner has a good picture of the worth underneath the darkness.After further reflection on "Why am I going … [Read more...] about What’s your worth?
The current age of technology is thrilling to me. Twitter, Facebook, phone capabilities: the opportunities are vast. While embracing this glitter of a techno-world, there is part of me that has a strong desire for just good old-fashioned living. The kind I grew up in. Where a day can seem to last forever. Where you wouldn't be surprised if you drove by someone's house and they were sitting out … [Read more...] about Fading Flowers
Most days when I wait to pick up my children from school, I ponder over a massive tree that is in the front lawn of the school. There is no way that my arms would fit around this tree and it is so unique as it stands there, alone. It has no other accompanying foliage and just who decided to let this tree continue growing we will never know.As I viewed it today, Ecclesiastes chapter 3 came to … [Read more...] about Ring around the fall or?
Did you ever have a Sunday morning when you just KNEW that Satan didn't want you to go to church? I mean, every possible physical obstacle was placed in your path or your mind was in such a state that you knew that spiritual warfare was taking place? This morning, I awoke in a major funk and really didn't understand why. I always want to go to church; this morning was the first I can remember … [Read more...] about The Refiner’s Fire