A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2.What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? ~George Orwell

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Riddle and Two Posts

So I ask you, what’s less than three pounds, travels at bullet speeds, sports a pig like tail and has teeth that rival any shark? Give up? It’s Millie Vanilli (Vanilli is her middle name—like it?)!

Millie's my brand new, nearly 10-week-old Mal-Shi puppy. That’s a Maltese and Shih Tzu mix, if you didn’t guess. In my world we call these designer puppies—mutts. My mutt Millie came from a shelter, and we're happy about that. 
(This was Millie's last photo at the shelter.)

She runs fast with razor sharp teeth ready to poke painful holes in my ankles and anything else in her way. In fact, I was so desperate that I went to Walmart in hopes that they carried steel socks. You know to discourage her from biting me. No such thing? I settled for a Nylabone.  They had those. It occupied Millie's teeth for nearly an hour and then she hunted down my ankles again.

She may look sweet and...SHE IS.
Posts to Notice:

Go check out this poem, Twas the Night before Easter, by Gail At the Farm a remake of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Very clever, Gail!
And go read A Skill Test with Such Zest by The Cat and Pat Hatt at It's Rhyme Time.  So cool, you'll drool.
You'll be entertained by both.
I'm still at The Ruralhood this week posting R through W:
  1. Rocking Chair
  2. Stafford and Dugan
  3. T's Dress
  4. U - (Umm, I don't know yet)
  5. Vintage Gift
  6. W- (Well, you'll have to wait and see. Me too!)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Reflection: Believing

 “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.  And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.” Matthew 16:13-20 (NIV)
He Arose, sang by two tots!

Happy Easter!  Don't forget Jesus. He came before the Easter Bunny.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm at The Writing Nut

Today I'm in two places at once, maybe three, but if you count work, I'll be in four places at once. 

I amaze myself. 

Of course, I'm here at Journaling Woman, but more importantly, I'm being interviewed at The Writing Nut.  Exciting !!!

And I'm still posting at The Ruralhood for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

This week’s topics are: 
L- Love from a Baby Book
M- Minnie Writes Home
N- Nuts and other ingredients
O- Orphan
P- Powell and Pitts
Q- Quilts
Now go to read about me at The Writing Nut! Me, Me, Me!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Still Posting at...

Still posting at The Ruralhood for the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
This week’s schedule is L-Q:
L- Love from a Baby Book
M- Minnie Writes Home
N- Nuts and other ingredients
O- Orphan Annie
P- Powell and Pitts
Q- Quilts

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Reflection: The Sounds of Heaven

As a Christian, there is nothing sweeter than the sounds of heaven to our soul. Listening for the sounds of heaven means, first, finding God through his word (Holy Bible), talking to him (prayer), then listening to the Holy Spirit within.

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)
When someone receives God (believes in him) through His Son Jesus, heaven bursts out in song.

“Then Jesus told them this parable:  “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.Luke 15: 3-7 (NIV)

The sounds of heaven begin in our (own) souls, shared—can resonate to a world who needs love.
Check out this song on YouTube: O Praise Him

Scripture: Holy Bible and biblegateway.com