And Now….

I am excited to share with you all my new blog. Starting March 15th you can find me (and hopefully follow me) at: The Refreshing of a Wild Rose on WordPress. This new blog will be more personal, and written like a devotional. I will continue to write on this page, but like it hasContinue reading “And Now….”


Looking back…

I have spent this week looking back. Reminiscing, remembering, counting my blessings. Friday is my oldest daughter’s birthday. A day that changed my life forever. Nothing was the same as it was, and that is just one of the blessings I have considered this week. I was told early in our marriage that the possibilityContinue reading “Looking back…”

It’s early, but…

Both of my girls have birthdays on days that had earth-shattering events occur. It is often mentioned when talking about the girls and their birthdays. So, with this in mind, I am writing this post early so that my mind won’t be torn to write about the event that should not be forgotten but shouldContinue reading “It’s early, but…”

At the stroke of twelve midnight….

Tonight at the stroke of twelve, my son-in-law will have a Cinderella type experience, as Cinderella became the servant girl again, tonight, my son-in-law will become a civilian once more. This event will go mostly unnoticed, except by his family and close friends. His work place will continue on their mission just as they didContinue reading “At the stroke of twelve midnight….”

Attitude Adjustment…

We live in a rural area. Our home is set back from the road and so our driveway is a good length. My walks usually mean that I am walking laps in our driveway. It’s not a vigorous walk, but it does get me moving and that always helps. Today as I walked down theContinue reading “Attitude Adjustment…”

It’s Only….

These two words have started many comments this evening. It started actually late this afternoon, when looking at hubby I said, “It’s only 4:30”. It’s been one of those days. Today as I was walking, I felt like the Lord told me to be still today, not have a long list of things to do,Continue reading “It’s Only….”

Ecclesiates 3

Everything Has Its Time  To everything there is a season,A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born,And a time to die;A time to plant,And a time to pluck what is planted;3 A time to kill,And a time to heal;A time to break down,And a time to build up;4 A time to weep,And aContinue reading “Ecclesiates 3”

Pastor, Boss, Mentor, Friend…

According to Mirriam Webster the definition of Pastor is a spiritual overseer. It’s etymology Middle English pastour, from Anglo-French, from Latin pastor herdsman, from pascere to feed. Pastors do feed their flock. You are blessed if you receive fresh, nourishing food from a Pastor. The definition of Boss is to exercise control or authority over.Continue reading “Pastor, Boss, Mentor, Friend…”


The past few days I have had images of winnowing wheat and chaff in my mind. I have read scriptures about wheat and chaff and understand the basic thought of it. Yesterday while looking at quotes I came upon this quote, “But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one canContinue reading “Winnowing…”


I used to live in a major metropolitan city. Our house was situated on a hill and our property extended down the hill to the road. We had a deck on our upper floor and several times a week we would hear the helicopters circling overhead and see the lights flooding our lower lot. AboutContinue reading “Excitement…”