AI Predictions, Round 2

Last night we were back to old form: watching both nights of American Idol, laughing at contestants’ hair and clothing choices, and predicting what Randy, Paula, and Simon would say. (and stuffing our faces with yummy Taco D – thanks, Teresa!! – but that goes without saying) So it was 70’s week. According to Randy, … [Read more…]

“My Hope”

Several months ago, a fellow piano teacher shared a little of her struggles to compose a song in response to some trials her friends were facing.  She has now completed her song – with a slideshow to boot! – and shared a bit of her journey with the piano teacher’s group: One weekend that was … [Read more…]


This won’t be a long post, but it’s important (to me, at least). Today would have been my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Though I’m saddened not to be able to share their Golden day with them, I am so grateful for the 39 years they had together, and for the 28 years of loving example … [Read more…]

American Idol prediction

Let the predictions begin!! I didn’t get to watch all the guys perform, so I’m guessing blind this time.  We’ll see how I do.  I predict these two are gone: Without the charisma and charm of “Old Blue Eyes”, his song was just…well…BLUE. I admit, he’s a cutie.  And I love the 80’s rocker throwback … [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day 101

For all you last-minute shoppers (or for those who wish to plan way ahead for next year because you’re tired of sleeping in the doghouse), I offer you a no-fail guide to a happy Valentine’s day. HOW TO TREAT A WOMAN: Wine her. Dine her. Call her. Hold her. Surprise her. Compliment her. Smile at … [Read more…]

Song of Praise

Ah, the old hymns. How comforting their melodies! How sweet their harmonies! How precious their words! And even though I, a dyed-in-the-wool Baptist/Bible Church girl, have never learned those heavenly songs of the Anglican church, I can appreciate anything that helps bring believers closer to God and deeper in their understanding of Him. Something tells … [Read more…]

Tag, You’re It

If you are reading this, you’ve officially been tagged. I received this as an email, but decided to go ahead and put it on my blog instead. So, TAG. Now it’s your turn. After you read all about me first, that is. 1 What time is it 8:00 A.M. 2 What’s your full name Deborah … [Read more…]

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Not really. To be truthful, it wasn’t even One Score ago. It was Three-Quarters of a Score ago. Fifteen years. It just feels like 87…no, that’s not right either. Fifteen years ago. February 11, 1993. The day I was presented with a fortune cookie that changed my life. This cookie didn’t hold magic lottery numbers, … [Read more…]