Author Archives: beadsofwisdom

He Knows Your Name

Every time I’ve read through (slogged through) the book of Numbers in the Bible, I’ve wondered, why? Why is this huge list of who begat whom in here at all? Why is it that important? (It has to be, since … Continue reading

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God’s Refining Fire

I love this – it has been my personal experience that He will put us through trials that WE don’t think we can endure, but there we learn that, in Him, we CAN. Thank you, God, for every refining experience … Continue reading

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Real Worship

I’ve been in many situations where worship was the only possible remedy: surviving the death of our daughter, walking with friends through the loss of their daughter’s fiance, waiting for the results of a lumpectomy, sitting by the bed of … Continue reading

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I’m baaaack…..

I’ve been missing in action on here for…. quite a while. Since February 2013, actually. Life got crazy, as it does sometimes (Dad got cancer and eventually passed away, leaving us the gargantuan job of dealing with his effects and … Continue reading

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A Fear of Buttons

I love buttons; they’re like tiny pieces of art, used in a prosaic way to hold our clothes together. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to pore over my mother’s and grandmother’s button boxes. Mother … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Yarn Harlot

I love the stuff Stephanie Pearl-McPhee writes about knitting. I don’t know why, exactly – I can only knit on a loom I bought at Hobby Lobby, since it doesn’t require two coordinated hands – but I love to hear about her choice … Continue reading

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Operation “Move Daddy Down the Hall” a success!

We moved my dad today, from a one bedroom apartment to an efficiency apartment (or as my British sis-in-law calls it, a “bedsitter”) right down the hall. After weeks of sorting, tossing, boxing, planning, and moving furniture on paper, my two brothers … Continue reading

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