Life Is Good Maybe Blog Posts

  • Livin' On a Prayer
    on Feb 10, 2016
    What's in a prayer? Is it just a ritualistic process?  Who can pray? I see lots of social media posts about prayer, and I also see people asking for prayers, with responses from a variety of people saying they are praying for them. I believ...
  • Meningitis and Mastoidectomy Update!
    on Jan 7, 2016
    Well, it is now 3 months after I got meningitis, and 2 months post-op on the mastoidectomy with encephalocele.As for the meningitis, I still have significant hearing loss issues.  I will get my hearing aids adjusted, but not until I have my surg...
  • Mastoidectomy Surgery
    on Dec 7, 2015
    Well, I had my first surgery Nov. 12.  If went off without a hitch!  I was extremely apprehensive because of the possible side effects - seizures or stroke.  Fortunately, it all went smoothly.  I will attach pictures at the bottom...
  • Meningitis: All I Never Wanted To Know
    on Nov 10, 2015
    Meningitis. Isn't that something teenagers get from the locker room? That's pretty much all I knew about meningitis - until I got it.I am almost 50 and certainly don't visit locker rooms. I am the mom. The wife. The grandma. The chief cook and bottle...
  • I'm Going Postal!!
    on Nov 2, 2015
    I am really close to losing my mind over the United States Postal Service!I can't say enough good things about our local post office.  They are always most helpful and courteous, and very professional.  I have no complaints whatsoever.The e...
  • Grandma's Hands
    on Oct 28, 2015
    I remember Grandma's hands. They weren't pretty. Her nails were never polished. Her skin was rough. You could see her veins. Her knuckles were kind of big. When she grabbed you by the arm, you knew there was strength in her hands. Her fingers didn't...
  • We Should All Count Our Blessings
    on Sep 23, 2015
    Our family usually eats supper at my mom's once every week, otherwise we would never connect with each other.  We are all busy with work and a few extra activities, so this is a much-needed time for us to come together and temporarily forget abo...
  • Let's Get Back To The Basics of Life!
    on Sep 4, 2015
    I see all the turmoil and nonsense in the world today, and I wonder, is it possible to just get back to life? What will our children and grandchildren have for childhood memories? Shootings and riots, and fear of going outside?When I was a kid, our l...
  • Why Does God Allow Bad Stuff To Happen To Good People?
    on Sep 2, 2015
    I hear this question often. Usually preceded by "If God is a God of love, and loves everyone..."This is usually asked by those who are not Christians.  They play the hypocrite card when invited to church - "Everyone there is a bunch of hypocrite...
  • Darn that Josh Dugger!
    on Aug 20, 2015
    As unfair and as unrealistic as it is, people who aren't Christians expect people who are to be perfect. Otherwise, they are labeled as a hypocrite.Thank you, Josh Dugger, for reinforcing that opinion of Christians. In today's world of technology and...
  • Charitable Giver or Sucker?
    on Jul 16, 2015
    My husband says I was a sucker.  I still haven't made my decision.A few days ago a man came to our business, a few years older than me, told me a story of how he was down on his luck and needed a few bucks to stay in a motel. I said our lot need...
  • What to Expect AFTER You're Expecting
    on Jul 7, 2015
    We have recently welcomed our second grandchild. First by our daughter, and this one by our son. It is amazing to me that there is so much information to be gained via the internet and books about your pregnancy and your baby's growth during pregnanc...
  • Welcome Addilyn!!!
    on Jul 2, 2015
    This past week has been a whirlwind of activities and emotions!!!  We have been waiting for grandbaby #2 to arrive, and the kids went twice to the hospital and were sent back home, but each time we were poised and ready, only to be told it wasn'...
  • Happy Father's Day!
    on Jun 17, 2015
    Aren't dad's interesting?  They are very peculiar creatures!  They have permission to do a host of things no one else can do.  They can belch and pass gas whenever they want and nobody says a word.  They can work on something that...
  • The Money Changer
    on Jun 10, 2015
    I stopped by a local grocery store, and purchased two items.  The total came to $6.80.  I handed the cashier $7.00.  Not sure what she typed into her computer, but the next thing that popped up was my change due, $5.32.  She gets...
  • Mama Could You Hold My Hand by Dana Alexander
    on May 7, 2015
    Here is one of my original songs, Mama Could You Hold My Hand, written for my mom (who just happens to be the greatest!).Not the greatest sound quality - phone sitting on piano isn't exactly the best acoustics!Enjoy!
  • Mother's Day Doesn't Get Enough Recognition!
    on May 1, 2015
    Each year, we celebrate Mother's Day.  A Card, maybe some flowers or candy, and maybe dinner at a nice restaurant.  As a mother, all of those things are appreciated, but mothers really should be celebrated more often than once a year. Of al...
  • Is Your Easter Happy?
    on Apr 2, 2015
    Every year when Easter approaches, I tend to reflect a little more than usual on the sacrifice God made for us and His resurrection, all done for undeserving people to offer us a free gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven. He tried to tell his...
  • Is God for Real?
    on Mar 20, 2015
    Recently, our family business has been slow.  Extremely slow. Worrisome slow.  So, we have been doing everything in our power to keep things going.  Cutting back on every cost we can, both business and personal.  No eating out.&nb...
  • Hold-ups at the Post Office Drive Through
    on Feb 19, 2015
    Rant, rant, rant!  When I go to the outside drive-through box at the post office, it is because I am in a hurry and don't want to park and go inside.  But apparently this is not the case for all.  Some people choose to pull to the driv...
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