church, seminary, Simply Not So simple

Christian books and novels

Some good reading: And pretty much anything by this author. She is a Christian romance author.

church, parenting, seminary, Simply Not So simple

Pope Francis- first heal

"“We have a great pope,” said Father Spadaro in a phone interview from his office, surrounded by Italian journalists. “There is a big vision, not a big shift. His big vision is to see the church in the middle of the persons who need to be healed. It is in the middle of the world.”… Continue reading Pope Francis- first heal

parenting, seminary, Simply Not So simple

Smell the color 9

Wow! I just heard this song and it really struck a note with me..... a video to the song: Lyrics to Smell The Color 9 : I would take 'no' for an answer Just to know I heard You speak And I'm wonderin' why I've never Seen the signs they claim they see… Continue reading Smell the color 9

parenting, photography, seminary, Simply Not So simple

Take this world…. Enjoy it! It is a gift!

I was listening to a Christian radio station. There was a song playing it was singing "take this world and give me Jesus this is not where I belong." Sometimes, I think that we focus so much On heaven that we fail to see and enjoy the beauty God had created. The earth, the people,… Continue reading Take this world…. Enjoy it! It is a gift!

gardening, photography, seminary, Simply Not So simple

Yellow-poplar Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera . Tree The tulip poplar was designated as the official state tree of Tennessee by Public Chapter 204 of the Acts of the 1947 General Assembly. The act stated that, as no state tree had ever before been designated, the adoption of an official tree seemed appropriate. The tulip poplar was chosen “because it grows… Continue reading Yellow-poplar Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera .

coffee, food, funnies, moving, parenting, seminary

I’ve been off

So, I recently joined my library online through something called overdrive. I've been demolishing romantic trash for the last couple weeks because it is an online library and books are "due" to be returned at a certain time. So, I've been reading and reading romantic sappy stuff by Christine feehan and reading sci-fi from Anne… Continue reading I’ve been off

Circumcision, parenting, seminary, Simply Not So simple


Ok, I grew up in a non-denominational church. There was no talking in tongues or miracle healing from laying of hands....(basically not a charismatic church)... But there also wasn't Lenten observance, saints, confessions, Eucharistic mass or prayer books (it wasn't a traditional church like catholic, episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist) We had prayers from a speaker not… Continue reading Lent

moving, parenting, Poetry, seminary


Today is quiet day for the seminarians. We are communing at a local convent/abbey(?). There is a labyrinth there. I walked it, barefoot. Our walk with God is like walking in this labyrinth. The closer I think I'm getting to God/the center, the further I am taken from Him/it at the next wall/turn.... Sometimes I… Continue reading Labyrinth

coffee, food, seminary, Simply Not So simple

K-cups coffee and eBay

So I'm trying to get used to the life of a student or student's family and realizing I need to spend less. This concept is really hard especially since I just started beading again and beads anin't cheap. So eBay is becoming my friend again. I set the parameters and see what I can get.… Continue reading K-cups coffee and eBay