A bit of inspiration and a question about lighthouses

I’m in the middle of reading a book of romances set around historical lighthouses. As I read the novellas written by Diana Mills and three other Christian romance authors, I begin to hear the words of an old hymn entitled The Lighthouse, which if you are a Christian like myself, you will remember very well.
After finding a recording of this hymn online, I began giving thanks for the spiritual blessing. After my prayer was finished, I started reading again. As I did so, I pictured myself climbing the narrow steep steps up to the lighthouse.I don’t know why, but I have this strong urge to visit a lighthouse, to know what it feels like to climb to the top of the staircase, and stand up over the seashore, as the lighthouse keepers do. I may not be able to see the ships as they come in, or the light that burns bright during the night, but just the feel of being up there is fascinating.
Here’s a question for you dear readers: What does a modern lighthouse look like.? I don’t want a bunch of pictures, because I can’t see them. I would appreciate it if you could paint a picture of a lighthouse for me with words. If you have any links to videos that describe what a lighthouse looks like so I can “see” it for myself, that would be nice too.Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
One more question, have you ever been so inspired by what you read, or a picture that forms in your mind that you had to go and experience it for yourself? If so, please share your story, so I can experience this fascinating adventure through your eyes.


A second opinion of Unified English Braille, and a writing tip I discovered by reading this new braille code

Hello everyone,
After reading my July issue of the Braille Music Magazine produced in Unified English Braille (UEB), in the UK, I have discovered that this change isn’t as bad as I first thought. Here’s why:
At first I found the dropping of certain contractions that I was used to seeing in literary braille a bit annoying, but the more I read, the more I got used to the changes, and soon, I wasn’t paying any special attention to them. For example, the 6 (dots 2-3-5) jammed up against a word to represent the word “to”, isn’t used any more, and I find that much better, because words aren’t usually written without spaces in print.
When I took the Braille transcription course, I learned that certain words were bundled together to supposedly save space in Braille, but from my understanding of UEB, these and other contractions were dropped, due to the inconsistent rules regarding when these contractions should and should not be used. The one ruling I remember from the braille transcription course, “When in doubt, spell it out.”. seems to hold true in UEB code. The contraction is either used or it’s not. If you want to read the complete set of rules and guidelines for UEB, use your favorite search engine, and enter unified English Braille in the search field. one of the first web pages you find has links to the motion by BANA to develop UEB, and the rules, and a symbol indicator key.
One other thing I want to point out, is that UEB has new symbol indicators for all the various print symbols that aren’t available in literary Braille code, such as angle brackets, curly brackets, bullets, bold, underlined text, italics etc. Once I receive an indicator key in Braille, I will have no trouble learning the symbols I haven’t figured out just by reading the context of the magazine.
My suggestion to those of you who grew up learning literary grade 1 and grade 2 Braille like I did, is to take the time to familiarize yourself with the UEB, as new magazines, books, and other documents that are transcribed for the public will be produced in this new International Braille Code. However, when you are making Braille notes for yourself, you do have the option to use the code you learned in school. I also suggest that you practice reading literary Braille code, because any materials published before July 2015 for UK residents, and January 2016 for U.S. residents, are produced in Literary Braille. Please note that we blind people who have read Braille for many years aren’t having to relearn Braille all over again, we just have to make the transition to a new and much easier way of reading Braille. Think of UEB as another Braille tool to add to your literary toolbox if you will.

A writing tip

Enough said about the new Braille code itself, now I want to share a writing tip concerning dialogue and text in quotations that I discovered while reading my magazine in UEB. Ok, if you have a bit of dialogue or quoted text in either the middle or the end of a sentence, you can use punctuation after the closing quotation. Let me give you an example here. Todd Asked Janet, “Will you attend the writers conference this year?”.
You can also turn that sentence around to read as follows: “Will you attend the writers conference this year?”, Todd asked Janet.
I have also discovered a comma after the closing quotation mark when titles of classical pieces, or other quoted text is used in the middle of a sentence. “How did you discover these little writing tricks?”, you might be asking. Well, I “Saw”, these punctuation marks in the text of several articles where experts and musicians have been interviewed, with my own two index fingers. (no pun intended).


My favorite object

I know I have posted about this before on my blog, but I would have to say that my favorite object, hangs out on our front porch, and it is called wind chimes.
I bought my mother a set of wind chimes for Christmas of 2013, because when I moved back down here, there were no chimes on the porch at all, and I remember my mother having wind chimes on either the front or back porch since I was a kid. These chimes made a beautiful melodic sound all their own, but I thought they sounded lonely on the porch all by themselves, so I decided to purchase another set of chimes.
Christmas of 2014, I found a smaller set of chimes that tinkle out their musical melody and rhythm on the porch every time the wind blows.
I like wind chimes, because they sing out their special melody to me, and sometimes when I open the door to let the dog out into the front yard, I hear them calling out to me and I have to go stand or sit on the porch and truly listen to their melody, as they speak inspiration and ideas for writing to me.


Opinion: Braille as many of us :old-time” Braille readers know it, is about to change.

If any of my readers or followers are blind, and you read Braille, be prepared to see a change in Braille as we know it. I subscribe to two British Braille Magazines, which were originally produced in British Braille. This code is similar to literary braille, without the capitol letters, and the rules for Grade 2 contractions are different from American literary Braille. However, they have started using a new braille code called Unified English Braille (UEB).

What is UEB?

I found the definition of Unified English Braille Code (UEB) on wikkipedia, and the definition is as follows: “Unified English Braille Code (UEBC, now usually just UEB, formerly UBC) is an English language Braille code standard, developed to permit representing the wide variety of literary and technical material in use in the English Speaking world.”

Why was UEB Developed, and When will it take effect in the US?

According to an article I found at http://www.braillathority.org/ueb/UEBpassed.html , In 1991, the Braille Authority of North America, (BANA ) learned that there seemed to be a lack of Braille usage by both children and adults alike. One of the reasons cited was the complexity and disarray of American Literary Braille code currently in use. With that being said, BANA began to develop a Unified English Braille code. This code development was internationalized and taken on by the International Council on English Braille (ICEB). Back in the mid 1990s on a news real type cassette magazine I heard people debating the adoption of UEB,. Many people who learned Braille as a child expressed the fact that UEB is more cumbersome, and it takes more getting used to than the literary Grade 2 Braille that has been drilled into our heads for decades, in school, and in braille materials of today.
If you are a long-time Braille user like me, you may as well find out all you can about the changes being made in Braille as we know it now, because if you are in the UK and are reading this, the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), has already adopted this code, and it will be adopted in the US by BANA on January 4, 2016.

My opinions about the new Braille Code and discussion questions

First of All, I have started reading UEB in my copy of the July 2015 Braille Music Magazine, which I subscribe to via the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), division of the Library of Congress (LOC). Do we have a choice whether or not we want to learn a new form of Braille? Apparently not! Will we have to learn new symbols? yep, I have found several symbols that I have know idea what they stand for. I’m here to tell you that I don’t like this code, because of these new symbols, and the fact that some of the contractions I’m used to seeing in a Braille book or magazine are no longer being used. For example, the BLE symbol consisting of dots 3-4-5-6 has been dropped and now the letters B, L, E, are spelled out. Instead of using dot 6 before the letters N and Y, Words like “notation,” are written n-o-t-a-tion, (dots 5-6- followed by the letter N). Instead of seeing the word “really,” written out as r-e-ally (dot 6 followed by Y), “really” is spelled out. the contraction for the word “to” before a word is no longer used. The original ellypsis sign has been replaced with three periods to look like this, (…) . the dots 3-6 for “com” is no longer being used.
These are just a few of the new changes I’ve noticed while reading my magazine. Before I ask you to share your thoughts on these changes in the Braille code many of us have come to rely upon, I do have one more thing I want to say about it. Due to the fact that many of the contractions I’ve learned all those years ago, have been dropped from this new code, Braille will take up more space than it already does. However, If you have a Braille display, and a device with the BARD app installed or you can download books onto your computer or note taker, then you will have no problem, but if you read hard copy Braille like I do, you will have a bit of a learning curve.

Discussion Questions/call to action

For those of you who are Blind, and read Braille, or if you have learned to read Braille in order to teach/tutor someone who is blind, have you tried reading UEB, and if so, what are your thoughts about the changes that have been made? Do you think that today’s generation of blind children will be able to notice any change in the way they read Braille? How do you see long-time Braille readers being able to adapt to the new code? For those of my readers who have no idea what I’m talking about, I do apologize for confusing you, but I had to get my frustrations off my chest. Thanks for putting up with me, and understanding.
Until next time, Happy writing and reading, and God bless you all.


A day in the life of a writer who is blind

What is it like to be blind?

A girl I knew, who came to the Georgia Academy for the Blind, from a local public school, to take some industrial arts classes, asked me that one day at recess when I was in high school. At the time, I didn’t know how to answer this question, but I will attempt to do so here.
First of all, instead of relying on my eyes as many sighted people do, I have to rely on my other four senses to tell me what’s going on in the world around me, and use my mind’s eye to picture places, people, and objects as they are described to me, through other people, books, audio described movies, and my own creative imagination.Let’s explore in the next few paragraphs, our senses, and what it’s like to rely on all our senses to allow the world to communicate it’s messages to us.

The sense of Hearing

As a deaf person relies more on his or her eyes his/her sense of feel, to communicate the messages of the world around them, as a blind person, I rely on my ears to “see” the world around me. For instance, I can detect many different sounds around me, where a sighted person only notices a couple of distinct sounds throughout their busy lives.
While doing research for a book I am writing about the healing power of music, I read something very interesting and yet common in Don Campbell’s book called Healing at the speed of sound. According to Campbell, he had to close his eyes to really hear the sounds inside and outside his office environment. If he hadn’t closed his eyes, he would have only heard the honking of a car horn, and the music playing on his stereo system. I’m not saying this is a bad thing at all, but it’s completely normal for a sighted person not to notice all the different sounds around him or her.
Many of you rely on images, colors, lights, and graphics to tell you what’s going on around you, and some of you have even said that you like to view images in a blog post to tell you what a writer wants to convey to you. You may also prefer to watch a video than read a book or listen to an audio podcast. However, in my case, I prefer the exact opposite.
The reason I don’t include pictures and other graphics on my blog, is because it’s difficult for me to find images from other sources and add them to my blog posts, unless they are presented as JPG or PNG images. I can provide links to videos I find helpful or relevant to my posts, but I have to have sighted assistance creating videos of my own.
Here is a little experiment for you. Take a moment, (unless you are driving), close your eyes, and truly listen to the sounds around you. What do you actually hear?

Smell and taste

I am linking these two senses together, because they are so closely connected. For example, if you smell something cooking from another room in your house, or from a nearby restaurant as you go for a walk, your mouth begins to water. On the other hand, if you smell a foul odor from a paper mill, food gone bad, or some other source, you may cover your nose, or gag. I’m not saying you should taste everything you smell, but some foods have a strong odor, and you must get past the smell in order to taste the goodness within.
When you closed your eyes and listened to your environment, did you take a moment to detect any distinct odors in your home, office, or car? If not, take a moment to do this now and tell me what you smell. If you close your eyes while eating, did your food have a distinct smell or taste than it did while you were looking at it? What differences did you notice?

The Sense of Feel

Last but certainly not least, we will discuss the sense of feel. Notice I said “feel” not “touch.” The reason for this is that the sense of feel is more than what we simply touch, it’s the vibrations in the air.
Let me give you an example of the difference between mere touch and the sense of feel. First of all, pick up a piece of paper, put your hands on your computer keyboard, or touch someone’s hand. You are touching the person or object, but are you really feeling what’s under your fingers? In an introduction to Psychology class I took when I was earning my associates degree in communication through Kaplan University’s online degree program, I learned a lot about each of the five senses. For example, although we use our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, and the rest of our body to feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and perceive the world around us, our brains receive the messages that the world communicates to us, then sends them to our sensory organs.
I’m not going to go into any scientific explanation, because that would bore me and you both, but suffice it to say, that we are often desensitized to certain sounds, sensations, odors, and even certain images in order to focus on the important things in life. For example, we don’t our tongue touching our teeth and lips, or our clothes on our body unless we stop and think about it. As a blind person, I even desensitize myself to certain sensations, and ignore certain sounds in the background, such as the hum of the air conditioner or the fan in my room, to focus on other sounds, and sensations.But, here is another question to ponder. Can you feel sound?
Well, this question has two answers. No, you can’t touch sound, like you can touch the object that makes the sound, but you can feel the vibration that makes the sound you hear. Let me give you a musical example. When you hear a certain pitch, such as middle C being played on a piano, or even the lowest C on the keyboard, there is an area on the back of your neck where the neck meets the base of the scull, which detects the vibrations of music known as the overtone series. Although you may feel these vibrations, you may not notice them unless you close your eyes. I’m not sure whether this relates to my blindness or not, but I have learned how to feel these vibrations, thus my world is connected through music, whether it be traditional or environmental, as I have explained in several previous blog posts.
Now, let’s go back to the first experiment I suggested that you try. While listening to all the different sounds around you with your eyes closed. Try to feel some of the vibrations that create these sounds, especially the tinkling of bells, chimes, or your favorite piece of music. What do you feel? Can you describe the sensations?

call to action

Although some of you who read my blog are visually impaired, many of you are blessed with the sense of sight. As you try these experiments I have given you, on your own, please share your experiences with me, because I really want to know what a sighted person experiences when he or she tries to rely on his or her other four senses along with his or her eyes. Let me know what you feel, hear, smell and taste, and tell me if you experience any differences when you close your eyes while doing these little exercises.


Author Spotlight, James R. Campbell

The following is a guest post by my dear friend and fellow member of the Behind Our Eyes organization for writers with disabilities. I was granted permission to share this essay as a guest post with my readers and fellow bloggers. If you wish to comment on the material presented here, please feel free to do so. All I ask is that you be respectful of other readers, and no spam please.
Without further ado Please welcome James Campbell as my guest for today. His essay is as follows:

© July, 2015

On August 17, 2014, a black teen named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. The story made the national headlines, and violent protests and riots were the end result. We have seen the same thing happen since in other cities. The most recent example is Baltimore, Maryland. In April of this year, a black man named Freddie Gray died at the hospital after he was taken into police custody. Six police officers have been indicted on various charges in connection with his death. And once again, we were treated to scenes of violence and senseless destruction by the national media.

The issue was simple; according to the black community. These were young black men who died at the hands of white cops. This was enough to bring the blood of the black communities in which they lived past the boiling point.
On June 18, 2014, twenty-one year old Dillon Ruff went into a Wednesday night class at a church in Charleston South Carolina.
When it was over, nine were dead and once more, the entire nation was plunged into a state of collective grief. This time, however, the response was different. The very people who endured the most suffering were willing to forgive, even though the loss and grief is permanent.
But even so, there is much debate about the Confederate flag and its presence at the state capitol of Columbia, South Carolina. A bill passed the legislature in South Carolina this morning. The result; the Confederate flag will fly at the state Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina for less than twenty-four hours. That is the understanding I have. If I am wrong, then I stand corrected.
Many blacks across the nation think of the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and hatred. They want it removed from the capitol grounds. The actions of one disaffected, maladaptive, twisted in the gourd nut bag have opened up old wounds, and the debate rages far beyond the scene of the massacre that started it all.
Recently here in Odessa, food vendors who operate a certain food truck were handing out free food in exchange for confederate memorabilia. This offer was broadcasted on several local news channels, and it was published in the June 25th edition of the Odessa American. Dear pointed it out to me when she saw it; the issue was discussed between the two of us that morning just as we were leaving for a doctor’s appointment.
I think the flag should go, Dear disagrees with my point of view.
She thinks that it should stay. She notes that the Confederate flag is a part of history! Many in the South proclaim, with fervor, that the rebel flag is a symbol of Southern pride, and that it is part of their heritage.
My ancestors fought for the Confederacy in Tennessee before they moved to the Sooner State. The link with history is one thing, but my view on that history is different.
What caused the civil war in our nation in the 1860s? Some say it was slavery, the North wanted the blacks set free, and the South did not. But there are those who say that the north wanted too much control and power over the Southern states.
I am not concerned about the causes of the Civil War, but rather the fact that there was ever a division in the first place. What did that division cost us as a nation? The lives of 643000 Americans, that’s what the cost was, initially.

But it took a century before blacks were granted their full civil rights, and another year before they could vote.
It is no wonder that the blacks and other minorities feel as if they have been stomped on. Regrettably, , racism is still afoot in the USA, But the blacks who commit crimes and yet do not heed the commands of officers bring problems on themselves. The first rule is to comply, then take legal remedy.
Much has been made of what has happened recently. The buzz phrase now days is “black lives matter.” But what does this mindset bring with it?
It brings more division. It leads many, both black and white, to an us against them frame of reference that only inflames a situation that is far beyond tenuous.
Some blacks are calling for reparations in light of what their ancestors endured. We tried that; it was called LBJ’s Great Society plan, and it was a dismal failure from the get-go. The epidemic of drugs, poverty, and gang violence in our black neighborhoods is worse, not better than it was in 1965.
The people of Charleston had the right idea; all lives matter. They used their faith to set a positive example that all of us would do well to follow.
And the unfortunate fact is that the media and entertainment industry are not helping. Not when the songs that are being produced by the artists of today are filled with lyrics that glorify gangs, drugs, and sexual exploitation of women. For Once, I would like for someone to give me the names of five songs on the pop charts that have positive messages that uplift the spirits of all who hear them. Come on folks, let’s have the list please! AS one pastor in Philadelphia. put it In 1987, It’s not burn baby burn, but build brother build.
And even sadder still, we have the outburst that Donald Trump pulled during his campaign announcement in which he accused Mexico of exporting crime, rape, and drugs into our country. What he should have done was attribute this activity to the drug cartels, where the responsibility rightfully lies. There are many who come here looking for a chance to become citizens. I will never forget Patricia, who came here from Mexico. She is a CNA who works in in-patient rehab at Medical Center. She was truly dedicated to the well-being of her patients, and did everything she could to make their stay comfortable. She was the first one who came to mind when Donald trump started running his mouth. In an NVC news interview, he admits that he has immigrants working on one of his hotels, some of these come from Mexico. But it remains to be seen whether or not he wins the Latino vote. Why dignify him; even if his numbers keep rising in the polls.
He is popular because he isn’t a career politician, his celeb status, And according to Chuck Todd, a commentator for NBC, he speaks for the Middle class, a group that feels disenfranchised and left out.
He’s worth billions, but as I see it, he has put himself in the same us against crowd that contains the black lives matter folks. Maybe he needs to visit Charleston, after all, they set the example.
I don’t think his billions will buy him a ticket out of the crowd he is associated with now. He can try, but this is one thing that his money can’t buy.
And it doesn’t really matter what side of the fence it comes from, so much of the trash we have heard from the horns that honk on both sides of the road doesn’t benefit or do one thing for anybody.
It blights our lives, kills our dreams and fondest wishes, and further serves to destroy the underpinnings of our society. As if we don’t already have enough trouble!
The kind of rhetoric that I have heard from Donald trump on the one hand and the black lives matter crowd, as I view it, only plays into the hands of our enemies overseas. We need not merely assume that Isis and Al Qaeda are out to destroy America for the sake of the creation of their worldwide caliphate, we know it is the truth. We need not merely assume that they don’t watch our news outlets here at home, looking for a chance they will see us slip up, because we know that they do. And they only have to get it right one time. They know it; and don’t think wrongly, for one minute’s time that they don’t; the evidence speaks for itself.
What do the decent people have to do to pull this crate back together?
It starts with each of us; we can make things better in our own way. We start where we are, and we do what we can.
Japanese peace ACTIVIST and educator Josie Toda (1901-1958) once remarked that there is no economic, political, or social program that will solve the problems that have been highlighted by the tragic events in the news lately. Then what is the solution?
First of all, we must recognize one truth; good causes, or actions, bring good benefits, or effects. Bad causes bring bad effects. This universal law will not change, this simple fact will remain with us. The solution is for each of us to find happiness within our own lives and use this as a foundation to bring about positive change. It is up to each of us; it is a certainty that we can’t depend on our enemies overseas to do it.
It need not be said, although it is no exaggeration, that they use the very discord that divides us to unite them in their campaign against us, as if they really need to! The very fact that we are not a united front is the one thing working against us, both overseas and here at home.
Let Donald Trump and the black lives matter group remember that it took all races, creeds, ethnicities, and classes to make this nation great. If we try, our best days could be yet ahead. The door should be open to those who want to come, so long as they follow the proper path to citizenship. They should pay taxes, learn to read and write English, find gainful employment, and obey the laws. If they don’t, they should be subject to the same sanctions as the rest of us.
No more welfare. Give the addict rehab, the poor a broom, and make the prisoners work repairing the infrastructure. So they can earn their way and pay us back for their crimes.
Everyone has a place, but if we want our lives, and our nation to be great again, then the trashy rhetoric that we have heard lately has to go. All lives matter, we are in this together, or we have nothing.
However, I will leave it up to the reader to draw his own conclusions, only you, the reader, has the power to decide.
And as always, critiques are welcome.
The people of Charleston united in the face of a tragedy that defies belief, they set the right example for the rest of us.


Feeling Nestalgic

Have you ever had one of those days when you long to relive the happy memories of your childhood, or you long to find the music and books you love to read, so you can enjoy them all over again? This happened to me yesterday morning, while I was spending some precious time with my daughter.
Yesterday morning, My daughter wanted to watch the baby first channel, because she likes the colorful art, music, and watching the babies on television. I was listening to the music on this channel, and it reminded me of all the fun records I used to listen to as a child, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Thumper’s Big Race, and so many others. I also remembered some of the children’s books I listened to on recoreds and cassette tapes that I received in the mail from my regional Library for the blind. Some of these books I also share with my daughter now, while I wish I could find others that I enjoyed to share with her. Do you have a favorite childhood memory you’d like to relive through the eyes of your own child, or any other children in your life? Please let me know if there is a favorite book or children’s song you enjoyed, so I can find it if I haven’t read or heard it, and share it with the kids in my life.


A Sunday Drive

Hello dear readers, today my daughter Sharen is helping me with this blog post. Yesterday, my family and I took a trip to my Uncle Russel’s house in Lake City Florida, to bring his pontoon boat back home. While we were there, we took a walk around the yard, and sat inside the house for a few minutes while my dad and my uncle changed the tire on the boat trailer.
Now, my uncle has five dogs, two horses, and a donkey, as pets. The donkey was brown with large eyes, but my daughter says that the horses’ eyes were bigger than those of the donkey. Both horses were quarter horses, and they were taller than sharen and me. Angela came up to me and lowered her head so I could pet her. She has a long nose, and I suspect that she waited for me to feed her a carrot. If anyone has ever actually fed a horse some carrots, apples, or sugar cubes, please share your experiences. I’ve read about this, but I haven’t experienced it for myself, and I would like to know what this is like. Although I’ve never fed a horse anything other than hay, I have ridden horseback before. I regret to say that I haven’t ridden horseback in ten years, so I would be so sore if I did it now. Although I didn’t get to ride the horses, just getting to pet them and getting to see them was a wonderful experience.
I won’t go into the drive itself, because it was like any other road trip, where I listen to an audio book and my daughter plays her games or takes a nap, as we ride in the rain. Now that we’ve given you a glimpse of my family trip, please share a Sunday drive, or road trip you’ve taken with your family.
I hope you all had a great Independence Day, and may you have a wonderful week. Until next time, this is Ann and Sharen saying Happy trails.


A song in my heart

Good morning everyone, Today I have an inspirational and Holy Spirit filled post for you.
Have you ever lain awake in the wee hours of the morning, feeling like your world is turned upside down? Well, a few moments ago that happened to me. I was thinking over the events of the day, and some things that my daughter, mother, and I discussed. All of a sudden I found myself in a deep, soul searching discussion with the Lord. After asking His forgiveness for the way I reacted to certain happenings of the day, I started reading Mathew Chapter5, the first chapter of the Sermon on the Mount.
Let me tell you, once you read the be attitudes, and the commandments given to the multitudes by Jesus, you will start praising the Lord and your heart will be filled with a song. That’s what happened to me this morning, and I have two things I want to say in response to the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Surely the Lord is in this place, and goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
Thank you Jesus for saving my soul and for forgiving me where I fail you! Give me patience, wisdom, and strength to handle the stresses of everyday life, and make my life a witness of your precious saving grace to others. In Jesus’ Name I pray and give you all the honor, glory, and praise Father, for you are most Holy and worthy to be praised! Father I love you, Jesus I love you, for God is good all the time, and all the time God is good! Amen, and amen!
May my inspirational ramblings bless your hearts today as you start your work day. If you do no more than say a prayer of Thanksgiving, I urge you to thank the Lord for giving you another day to live and do His blessed will.
I will say goodnight or good morning, whatever the case may be when you read this, and you, dear reader, are in my thoughts and prayers as I write this.
Love and prayers to one and all,
Your sister in Christ.