It's Spiritual Literacy Month- Can the Bible Really Help You?

Many people are struggling with a lot of stressful issues right now.  The Bible used to be the go-to source when people had problems they wanted to solve, but most individuals have gotten away from that habit.  Could it be that we could gain assistance and relief from reading the Bible?  Since it is Spiritual Literacy Month, I wanted to help people find the benefits of looking to the Bible for help with daily issues. Many people don’t realize it, but the Bible actually contains advice and guidance for every aspect of our lives.   God provided this wonderful resource because He cares about us and wants to help us with our problems.   This amazing book assures us of this at Isaiah 41:10 , where it says, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.   Do not be anxious, for I am your God.   I will fortify you, yes, I will help you.   I will really hold onto you with my right hand of righteousness.” God sees everything that we are going through, and He is truly concerned about the things we f

Raschka's Rad Ride

Several years ago, I was tootling around my hometown—Oroville, California—when I saw this crazy looking car go by.   I had never seen anything like it and thought it would be cool to see it up close.   A few days later, I was telling one of my friends about it and she said she had seen it too.   I was publishing the Gold City Gazette at the time and thought it would be cool to do an article about it but had no idea how to find the car or the owner. I finally talked to someone who knew who owned the car.  I don’t remember all of the details of how I succeeded in tracking down this guy, but I was totally excited.  I contacted him and arranged to do an interview and get pictures of the car.  I feel the story is quite interesting and thought it would be a good addition to my blog.  The car originally belonged to a man named Everett Raschka.  When Everett was 18 years old, he dreamed of building his own custom car. He could envision the car in his head, all he needed was the resources t

Freedom Friday- How to Succeed at Weight Loss- Or Any Other Goal You Might Have

I have been sharing a lot of information over the past few months about my healthier lifestyle adventure.  Much of it has been very specific to my circumstances and personal.  I hope that it has been helpful for others to read about my experiences.  While I am no expert in the area of health and fitness, I have found that hearing about the challenges and successes of others sometimes helps me to accomplish certain tasks that I take on.  Maybe others will find my posts helpful too.    One thing that I know about myself is that if I am going to succeed at this, I have to be determined to accomplish my goals and committed to see it through.  I knew that when I started this little journey I had to be completely in it and totally ready and willing to stay in it until the end.  I had to really  want  to do this and reach my end goal.  There is no jumping overboard in the middle of this journey.  It is good to have an ultimate goal.  Mine is to live a healthier lifestyle and get down to 1

What Will December Bring?

Things have been pretty crazy over the past 18 months.  It is my hope that people get some sort of stress relief and enjoyment out of my posts.  I think we all need a little enjoyment and sometimes some straight up silliness to make it through these trying times.  That's what I try to project on my blog.  I do publish helpful information as well, but my main goal is to try to help people through this adventure we call life. December is National Pear Month, Read a New Book Month, and Spiritual Literacy Month.  I plan to do some posts on these topics and many more.  I also post what day it is each morning on my Facebook page.  For instance, today was National Peppermint Bark Day.  I always try to keep things light and fun, so be sure to come join me on my adventure.  You can keep up with everything I am doing here on my blog, on my Facebook page, and on my YouTube channel.  See you soon!   😊

Why Would I Take This Little Bunny That I Didn't Want?

Image you can see from the video above, there is a new addition to the family.  This definitely was NOT a planned addition, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.  This poor, sweet little baby really shouldn't be away from its mama yet but there's nothin' that can be done about that at this point.  He is eating well and already gaining weight, so he will be alright.  This whole situation just reinforces what I said in the article I wrote last month about knowing what you are getting into before getting a bunny- or any other animal for that matter.  Anyway- Scooter Pie will be part of our lives from here on out. As I mentioned in the video, I have set up a gofundme page for anyone who would like to contribute to the awesome adventures of these rescue bunnies.  I will leave it up for about a month just in case there are kindhearted people out there who love to help out with things like this.  Be sure to check back for posts about our future adventures- and

Chillin' In Cloverdale, California

Cloverdale is a tiny little town in Northern California about an hour and a half north of San Francisco.  The area was the site of a stagecoach stop in the late 1800s and currently has a population of just under 9,000.  Cloverdale's main attraction is the many wineries int the area, although there are some cute little shops run by local artisans. The main reason I stopped in Cloverdale was to check out the art sculpture display that is a joint effort of Cloverdale and its sister town, Geyserville.  I posted an article featuring the sculptures there not long ago.  I found my time in Cloverdale rather enjoyable.  It was peaceful and the surroundings were relaxing.  It is easy to enter the town, carry out touristy activities, and head out on the opposite end of town.  I highly recommend checking it out if you are ever passing through.

Freedom Friday- Seeing Results of All My Hard Work

It has been five months since I started this journey and I am really liking the results of my efforts.  As you can see from the picture above, my pants are really getting baggy.  These pants used to be fairly snug.  Now they are literally about to fall off.  I have to keep pulling them up.   It has not always been a smooth process.   There have been frustrating moments as I have learned about what works best for me but it has all been worth it.  I still have a long way to go but I am almost at a 60-pound total weight loss.  I have been walking more and doing yard work.  For a while it was raking leaves but now it is shoveling snow- and I'm loving it.  I am going to have another special post soon about goals and rewards, so be sure to keep an eye out.