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Eliminating Excuses

Eliminating Excuses – January 1 It’s January first and many people are launching new diets on this day—reforming from the holidays and starting anew. I don’t diet anymore but I do adhere (part of the time) to the Weight Watcher eating program. I am a life time member...
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The People In My House

The People in My House I live alone—and yet, all around me there are people. Each time I use the bejeweled tea bag squeezer, I think of Cathie who gave it to me. At first I didn’t even know whether I would use it. Now I use it...
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On the Brink of Lent

On the Brink of Lent This year I have made multiple plans for Lent and am now excited that Ash Wednesday is just around the corner. Years ago when my children were young, I wrote an activity for every day of Lent for us to do as a...
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Gain Some–Lose Some

Gain Some——Lose Some I’m reminded of the quote by Erma Bombeck: I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. I happened in 2014 to keep track pretty...
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Long-Term Program–Join Me

Long-Term Program—Join Me I’m starting a five-year program today. I woke up this morning thinking—you can do it—you just need to do it longer than a day, or a month, or until it collapses. Stay with it for five years! I have to tell you that for the...
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New Year Prayer and Resolution

377. New Year Prayer and Resolution I came across the other day those lines that were used in the musical “Godspell” but that really dated back to the 1200’s. You’ll recognize them in the prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester (1197 to 1253). Thanks be to thee, my...
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Hymn of Thanks Giving

Here’s a hymn I wrote recently to a familiar tune. Try singing it on this day before Thanksgiving. It’s the only hymn I know of with the word “chocolate” in it. Yeah! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! — Song of Thanks Giving Tune: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee...
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Rock-a-Roo Chair

I was going through some old memories I have typed and found this poem. It is long but captures that time in 1990 when I was engaged in full days of grandchild day-care and loving it. Reading the poem again brought back to me the reality of that...
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New Hymn

373. New Hymn Last April I posted a recommendation for the book, “Just Jesus” by Walter Wink. Not long after I finished that book I wrote the following hymn, but I’m just getting around five months later to post it. Anyway, I’m back now. Here’s the hymn: —...
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“Just Jesus” by Walter Wink

Just Jesus – by Walter Wink The book I’m most recently talking about is Just Jesus—My Struggle To Become Human by Walter Wink. I knew Walter Wink and his wife June Keener-Wink and in fact did a five-day workshop with both of them in 1994 at Auburn Theological...
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Mama and Me

Mama and Me

Mama and Me---Our last three years together and beyond is a book about a relationship, built over 50 years and culminating in Mama’s death.

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me is a wonderful children's book. A conversation between a Grandmother and Grandson.

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing to Tunes You Know. Graces is filled with familiar tunes with new words to celebrate times with family and friends, good food and thanks.

Trilogy of Cancer

Trilogy of Cancer

Ann's story of her cancer journey...filled with stories, poems, songs. You will laugh, cry....

Shadorma’s

Shadorma’s

This is a book that puts each of the 150 psalms in the psalter into a shadorma poetry form. Some of the longer psalms have several shadormas. It is an encouragement to the reader to do a similar thing--to look at a psalm and let it speak to them---and then condense it into just a few words.

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Woman Songs|Peace Songs is a collection of inspirational and powerful music still speaking to our times. Originally recorded in 1980.

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children is a collection of stories of the Grandchildren in Ann's life, their wisdom and her reflections for God.

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