Listening to God

A dear friend gave me a beautiful pair of earrings a few weeks ago. For the past few days I have been looking for them and while doing so I organized my entire jewelry cabinet and all of my dresser drawers.

Last night after searching  everywhere I could think of, I prayed. I prayed I would wake up and know where they were. I thought if I were going to lose something, why these?  They are not only pretty, but also special to me because of the beautiful person who sent them to me.

This morning after having coffee, I thought about the earrings. I thought maybe they could be in one of my blue jeans pockets in the laundry basket.  I was sidetracked  all morning by phone calls, and the internet.  I waited all morning and much of the afternoon  before looking under the bed and everywhere else I could think of except the one place  I had in the back of my mind from this morning.

Finally, I went into the laundry room and found the jeans,searched  the pocket, and there they were! I was really not surprised,  and I should have known they were there since the moment I had the thought early this morning.  I was thankful.

I am reminded today, when we ask God to provide us with answers, we have to listen. We should not ignore what he is telling us.  When we hear his answer we have to follow through and be grateful. God does answer prayer, big and small.

Matthew 21:22 “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”


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Southern Sunday

My wish for you is to have a simple relaxing Southern Sunday kind of day! http://www.tolarmiles.comScreen Shot 2016-02-19 at 11.52.02 AM

Rest in Peace Harper Lee

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”  Harper Lee

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Southern writer is that her book has withstood the tests of time. It’s why To Kill a Mockingbird is still assigned in almost every high school in America.

Acts of Kindness!

Make every day an act of kindness day!  There is always an opportunity  to do something kind for someone!  #randomactsofkindness

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Take Time To Read!



If you are a writer, you should make time to read. Reading not only gives you a well deserved break, it will make you a better writer for doing so.
Reading is the only way to get to visit places we can’t physically get to. Reading is a way of releasing the stresses of life which let you open your mind to create your own kind of magic when you do sit down to write again. Take a break, grab a book and read!


We celebrate many things this month, but probably the least talked about is ‘LOVE YOUR LIBRARY MONTH.’

We live in a digital world and the role of libraries is shrinking.
Libraries strengthen neighborhoods and are important to each community in America and across the globe.
Offering free access to materials gives everyone the opportunity for lifelong learning. Libraries have always served as a community gathering place providing materials for leisure and recreation as well as educational material for all ages.
Our libraries are an investment in our future.
Use your library. If you do not have a library card, go visit your local library and get your library card this month.
Enjoy and support your local library!