Things that Make You Go Hmmm…

on social norms.

The rule of modesty or propriety

 When, as often happens, they break it defiantly, in order to shock or embarrass others, they are not necessarily being unchaste; but they are being [unkind] uncharitable:

for It is uncharitable to take pleasure in making other people uncomfortable. 


I therefore regard the great relaxation and simplifying of the rules of propriety which has taken place in my own life time, as a good thing.

At its present stage,  however, it does lead to

 an inconvenience:

that people of different ages and different types do not all acknowledge the same standard, and we hardly know where we are.

While this confusion lasts, I think that old (my mom) or old-fashioned (me) people 

Should be very careful not to assume that young or emancipated people (my kids) are corrupt whenever they are, by the old standards, improper;

 and, by the same token young people ought not to call, their elders prudes or Puritans whenever they do not easily adopt the new standard.

A real desire to believe all the good you can of others and to make others as comfortable as you can

Will solve most of the problems.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity “Christian Behavior” chapter 15

Reboot my heart

Scary stuff in the world sometimes.

I feel stressed.

Then I call to mind that it is only men. 

 But I have God.

Plus the daily of our lives “is all lit up with the rays of heaven “(cslewis)

For example

  • Crossword puzzles
  • Earl grey,hot
  • Morning freshness
  • Waiting for Christmas
  • Warm wool socks
  • Soft fluffy quirky charming dogs, cats, lizards and guinea pigs (Our particular family menagerie)
  • Babies
  • Toast with butter and a thin layer of strawberry jam
  • The Magic Flute overture 

The Lord rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble. The Lord helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him.
Psalms 37:39‭-‬40 NLT

Word.  Reboot. 💜


Sermon Rick Warren 

“Learn from your mistakes. ”

Some of my 

Lessons have been from mistakes.


All of my best things have come through suffering.

Especially when it’s my own darn fault.


Unplanned pregnancy…a beautifully redemptive baby and life change

Horrid SRA (abuse)….beautiful redemptive graceful heart truths

Degenerative autoimmune disease…beautiful heart change as a mom and wife.
For starters.
Thank you God.

You rock.

Reboot my heart

Freshly made up bedding

Freshly whipped cream

Freshly baked bread

Cups of steaming, fragrant tea

Homemade ravioli with Alfredo sauce from Antonio’s restaurant

Cool breeze on hot summer skin

Painted toenails


Dogs who snuggle

Encouraging thoughts from my and Jesus’  brains and hearts.

The film Enchanted April 

Sweater, tea and book days