Give me strength. 

Body builders work for strength; writers give points to get stronger; I pray, Lord give me strength. I’ve read that our help/strength comes from the Lord. It doesn’t matter if you need physical or mental strength, God has an abundance. 
II Chronicles 16:9 ERV: The eyes of the LORD go around looking in all the earth for people who are faithful to him so that he can make them strong.

In the middle of a move.

A thought popped in my mind, and I laughed with God. Write about how to organize a move. Not likely, but if I did, maybe I’d do better next time. This caused another bout of hysterical laughter. If there is another move it’s not likely I’ll be participating. 

If you had read my earlier posts, you might remember several years ago I sold everything stick of furniture I owned, and gave my children anything they wanted from what I accumulated over my lifetime. Looking at what I’m moving these last few weeks, I’ve been busy adding stuff to my household.

Furniture for my apartment is coming from my sister, my brother and sister-in-love. Thank you Abba for generous siblings for the loan of things to make my living comfortable. I have much to be thankful for.

Is it luck?

luck. lək/. noun

1. success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions.

“it was just luck that the first kick went in”

synonyms: success, prosperity, good fortune, good luck

“I wish you luck”


1. chance to find or acquire.

“he lucked into a disc-jockey job”

Or is it Grace?

James 1:17New Living Translation (NLT)17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. 
James 4:2 b (NLT) Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.

It’s difficult for some to imagine that God would car about our every day lives. 

Matthew 6:26-34 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

I feel God often uses others to bring the things we need. When Martha offered to share her home, I thanked God for her and accepted her offer. I was blessed because I needed a home, and she was blessed because her motive was pure. I won’t deprive others of a blessing when they come offering a gift I need by refusing it. 

That’s grace. The Bible tells me so.

Grace and Gifts

I made a decision to move to a one bedroom apartment instead of of an independent group home. I’m not ready for a group home. I’ve lived alone before when I lived in Florida. It’s not my preference, but I’ll push myself to get involved with church and groups that share interests of mine. My introvert side needs a push.

I made another decision to delete my Facebook app. The page offers so little title of what I was looking for, and is a deterrent to my commitment to get active with folks, face to face. My son, Michael, told me it’s not the best way to send messages to my loved ones. I’ll have a better use of my time by working on my writing.

I’m looking for gently used furniture. Martha, my sister, friend and host to me for three years, found a lovely bedroom suite that he’s giving to me! Some would say luck, but she and l think that God provided a lovely gift when my need is apparent and my funds are tight. Another grace gift, the complex where I’m moving is gated, beautiful and offered a lovely move in special for Nick and me. Cumberland Ridge provide security for each apartment. I feel safe and snug in my small space.

Stop by and see me!

What happened?

I planned to be posting this month. Didn’t happen because I went to Florida for 2 weeks to try out a living arrangement. It’s enough to say that it didn’t work out. My son, Wesley Markham, traveled with me. When we returned he and I had a lovely time with our family here inTennessee. He has a way with the little one and the preteen boys. We enjoyed seeing his daughter, Samantha. 

We ate too much! I’ll get back to my diabetes food plan starting tomorrow. 

Thank you! 

I stopped writing for 6 months. I know! I can’t believe it either. I won’t bore you with excuses. I’m so greatful to those who read posts, and for some new followers! Pick me up from the floor.  You all encouraged me! I feel  the juices starting to bubble up, ideas are populating my grey matter. I want to write; and read your posts too.

Come on on back next year and let’s see if we can create some fun.

What’s stuck in my brain?

Memories, itching to come out. Martha and I remember Mom telling us this tiny story. I more than she, as she claims long-term memory fail.

Mom said, “Ab c d b! L m no b. O s m r 2, c m it bt is. L I b, I c m it bt is.”


The translation is, “Abby see the bee. Hell, him no bee. Oh yes him are to, see him itty bitty eyes. Well I be, I see him itty bitty eyes.”

bee eye

For some reason I associate this with pizza. At the time there was no pizza in Lebanon. Was there a pizzeria later that capitalized on this saying? Yes, in Florida. CDB Pizza.

Have you heard this abc story, or another like it?