Barefoot in the Grass

Happiness

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots...

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Seat on the Couch

It had been a long, hard day at work. At the time I was in my early twenties but by the end of the day I felt like I was ninety. Times were tough financially and the only job I could find was in a local lumber mill. That meant long hours for low pay. My days were...

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Laughter is Cheap Medicine

I know a couple who works in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a sales representative and she is a pharmacist. When asked what they do for a living, he is quick to reply, "She makes drugs and I sell `em."I believe it was Lord Byron who said, "Always laugh when you...

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Smiles

It happened to me again the other day. I was shopping for groceries in a local store getting stocked up for the next Winter storm that was coming. Apparently everyone else had that idea as well, because the store was far more crowded than usual. Every aisle I pushed...

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To Dance Again

A strange but miraculous thing happened the other day. I was washing the dinner dishes in our kitchen while my youngest son was watching television in the living room. Suddenly, I heard an old song from my childhood playing in a commercial. As the sweet music drifted...

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Where Do We Find True Hope and Happiness?

Hubby got home from work the other night, and as he came in, he stopped. “Wow, what smells so good?”I grinned. “I know,” I said, “isn’t that a great smell?”He dropped his car keys and phone on the kitchen counter. “Burning scented candles again, huh?”He knows my...

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