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Any guesses? It's not thread from a bobbin.



I tell the story of when I took our car to be detailed, and the young man asked what kind of dog we had. Mmmm, I'm sorry we don't have a dog. He was really embarrassed, but I can see why he asked with all the hair on the mat. I shed. I would be the dog that people would not pick because of the shedding.

I'm always amazed at how light my hair is getting compared to the bright copper it once was. I suppose that's what age does. My hair is much thicker and more coarse than normal, and this gives it a thick appearance. It does shed, though, thus this bunch of washed hair that was in the dryer. 




God creates each of us so very uniquely. We are set forth into the world like a flower to unfold from His seed of life. From the seed, the world influences us through family, experiences and community.

Our foundation is Holy, concrete. The world places us on shifting cement that blows this way and that with the wind, the trample of life. We must add Holy Water, the Water of Life, the stream that never runs dry, to keep our foundation firm. Throw in the Rock of Salvation with the shifting sand, cement and Holy Water for a joy-filled life.

I look for ways to understand myself better so that I am a better person. I rely on God's Holy Word and God allowing me learning through the Bible is my greatest high; joy to the wretched soul.

On a whim, I did a handwriting analysis. It won't hold up in most courts but an expert witness may testify if they are proven to have specialized knowledge, sufficient facts/data, and reliable principles/methods.

It is about the same reliability as the Facebook quizzes. LOL

But, I did find it pretty spot on in the description of me. You don't have to read it. If you know me, you know me. 

What do you see?





Poise and self-respect are evident in your handwriting. You comport yourself with balance, freedom from affectation and with good composure.

There is evidence in your handwriting of acute sensitivity to destructive criticism. Fear of criticism can operate as a goad (or a drive) to the perfection of skill and/or techniques; or it may be a

self-imposed limit to productivity. The capacity to recognize sensitivity to criticism may prove an asset to you. You may learn to evaluate more fairly and with less pain both positive and negative reviews of your endeavors. There is a strong likelihood that you profoundly care about what people think and say about you. The question you may ask often of yourself is: “Why do I care what others think?” The answer may help clarify matters.

There are signs in your handwriting of steadfastness in your allegiance to ideals and to persons and institutions you believe in. It is wise for you to periodically re-examine your allegiances to be sure you are not blinded or misled by binding memories of a status quo that may no longer be real.

You take the long way around an action rather than a direct approach. This hesitation allows you to avoid dealing, for a while, with a particular situation. These wind-ups can also hamper your productivity. It is often important to be concise and to the point. When you can, cut to the chase.

You show a tendency toward secretiveness. You have a capacity to keep confidential information to yourself. This means you may be a trusted confidant.


You have good resiliency and ability to bounce right back. Problems and pressures will not have a long-lasting effect on your personality. You can live for the moment and are perceived by many as easygoing. You can operate effectively in situations that may drive others up the wall.


The rounded arch formation of your m's and n's indicate your methodical, logical thinking. You build fact upon fact and then draw your conclusions. You ought not be rushed in the process. You may have difficulty in dealing with deadlines, especially where you do not have enough time to follow your natural inclination to research and test every aspect of a situation.

The wedge formations in your m's and n's are a strong indication of your investigative thinking process. You enjoy searching for answers and are resourceful in gathering your own information. In handwriting, the larger wedge formations show a proportionately greater capacity to explore and investigate a situation. This ability will help you get to the root of a problem and make decisions based on the facts you uncover.


The pronounced lower loops in your writing indicate a vivid, active imagination. You have the ability to come up with original, innovative ideas. You are probably happiest when you can work in a creative way and you will likely achieve rather spectacular results if you can deal with the practical side of bringing your ideas to up to actuality. If you are not adept at the dirty details of creative ideas, you may succeed better by forging a bond with people who excel at such matters.

Your upper loops indicate your concern and interest in spiritual values. There are indications that your mind can work with intangibles, theories and abstract concepts, which are not merely of the senses. Your ability to abstract may put you on a level where only a select few can fully comprehend your ideas.


The placement of the t bars in your writing indicates your goals are easily reachable, considering your levels of energy and capacity. They are set in an area of practicality and well within your realm of achievement, without much stretching. You enjoy the ability to deal with the world on a practical level.

To maintain adequate motivation to follow through may be difficult for you because you do not feel entirely obligated to reach the goals you set. (Goals are dreams with a deadline.) If you lack profound purpose, it's better to build up your staying power by working on achievable, shorter-term goals before you take on longer ones.


You tend to become confused or scattered if you are faced with too many projects at one time. You are capable of handling varied or diversified tasks, but for maximum efficiency, you should take on one at a time. Make a list of each day's tasks and organize your day into a sequence of attainable goals. Confusion is often the result of having too many irons in the fire. Your ideas are so diverse; it may be difficult to focus your thoughts on one subject at a time. As a result, important and timely tasks may be postponed or neglected.

You are an organized person. You can plan a course of action, arrange the details in order of importance and pull the necessary materials together to perform the tasks. Your sense of organization makes it easier for you to ask others for help when you need it and to see a project through to the end.

The tie strokes that appear in some of your letters show your tendency to persist in most situations. When you set a goal for yourself, or take on a task to accomplish, you follow it through to conclusion. To achieve your goals, you tend to rely on systematic planning and a coordinated effort.


Your handwriting sample shows strong evidence of personal initiative. This aspect of your personality gives you the ability to self-initiate new ideas and actions. You can take decisive steps without others to prod you. This trait helps achieve goals.

You take pride in yourself and your abilities. You want others to hold you in high esteem. The trait of pride is sometimes an asset and helps you set a high standard of conduct for yourself both personally and at work.

Change and variety work well for you. You are happiest when your daily routine is filled with multiple tasks or events. In order to avoid becoming scattered, take one project at a time and finish it. Ordinary routine can quickly fatigue and bore you. In any work situation, your tasks ought to be as dissimilar as possible. You enjoy travel for the change it brings to your life, as well as the new people you meet along the way.

The placement of i dots indicate you can work reasonably well with details without significant impatience or irritability. This trait contributes to your durable memory.

Your handwriting indicates strong personal determination. This trait is revealed in the below-the-baseline straight strokes of your y's, g's or j's. You are resolute, with a firmness of purpose in your actions. You have the capacity to see a project through in spite of obstacles. You believe in the nose-to-the-grindstone way of getting things done. This trait reflects your deep inner motivation.

You are receptive to new ideas and broad-minded in your view of humanity, some of which a less open person may find distasteful. This trait will help you think in positive ways because it can free you from traditional constraints. Bigotry and egotism are not a part of your character and most people will see you as an interesting companion and a sympathetic friend.

You have the ability to reach clear-cut decisions. Your opinions are expressed with assurance. Therefore you can face finality without trepidation because you have a good understanding of the matter at hand. This trait is a prime requisite for leadership.

You have the ability to express yourself well in prose and poetry. There may also be forms in your handwriting called Greek e's (like a backward 3) and delta d's (the stem curves to the left). These indicate a predilection for literature and the classics.


Your emotional type as indicated by the slant of letters in your handwriting sample is what experts call a "supratype." This means you are a friendly person considered by others to have an outgoing personality. You can create a comfortable environment for those around you. You are responsive and sympathetic to emotional situations and maintain a good sense of emotional and intellectual balance.

My Kind of Day!


Today was my kind of day. The sun was shining, and our city was hopping with new life and growth. My day was busy from early till late with the sweet faces of young entrepreneurs, leaders, and business owners sprinkled throughout like icing on the cake. My kind of day!  

If you ask me what my passion is, I will tell you my faith, my family, and being the conduit for my community by protecting and connecting. I am always humbled when others notice productivity through my passions; faith, family, community. I am very blessed through those God places in my day in a myriad of ways. I shared with a friend today that I'm just common folk with a passion for Plainview.




From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 113:3




I enjoy how the Holy Spirit gives me life-lessons in everything; reading a book, talking to friends, or even looking out the window on a cold and frosty day!




And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting, you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. Ephesians 6.10-18

Knowing that God goes before me, carries me, goes behind me, and wraps me in his protective love...blessed!!!

God Three (Triune)




How do you share what the Trinity, God Three in One, (Triune) means? 

I have shared the Apple story...

  • An apple has three parts: the seeds, the flesh, and the skin. When you cut an apple in half, you can see that each of these three parts are different (at this point, you can cut the apple open for your kids!).
  • The skin is like God the Father because He protects us. 
  • The flesh is like God the Son because Jesus Christ took on human flesh. 
  • The seeds are like God the Holy Spirit because He, through His power, we grow in faith. 
  • Each of the parts of an apple is different, but they are ALL apple.
  • So are the persons of God all different (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), yet they are ALL God.


Or, the water description, after all, Jesus is the Living Water...

Ice, the solid form of water, reminds us of God the Father. Ice is hard. It is solid. In the same way, God the Father is our solid foundation. "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you" Psalm 89:14.

The liquid form of water reminds us of God the Son. We use water to clean ourselves. In the same way, God the Son died on the cross to cleanse us of our sin. Jesus is also called the Living Water! (John 4:10) "How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God" Hebrews 9:14.

Vapor, the gas form of water, reminds us of God the Holy Spirit. Gas cannot be seen, but you can see its effects; as we did when we saw the water droplets on the plastic or felt the warmth of the steam. In the same way, the Holy Spirit cannot be seen, but the effects of his presence can be seen and felt in our lives as the Holy Spirit works to make his will known to us and to change us to become more like Jesus. "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you." John 16:12-15.


All of our explanations fall short of the glorious mystery of the Trinity. It is important that we feel God's love, have grace-faith because of what we can understand through the life sacrifice of Jesus, and live within a full relationship with the Holy Spirit as our guide, best friend, mentor. If you know of God, allow his goodness to fill the seed of your soul through the knowledge and understanding of the resurrection, which fills us up with the Holy Spirit alive.

Beautiful Gifts


Yes, I'm ready for summer! One day of 20 degrees is all I need to let me know that I am a fair-weather gal. We will be cold here all week, and I think we will have an interestingly cold winter. Not sure how it will show itself, but I'm ready to be outside again. I plant in March, and our flowers were loving the cooler days. I'm going to build a greenhouse!!! I feel bad that they are all frozen. Not nearly as bad as how I feel for children and the elderly who are cold. I pray we keep our hearts attuned to other's needs.

On an icy cold early morning, God allowed my eyes to see the beauty in every step.



Funny Mr. Red. He comes and clicks to tell me to feed him. I do; he stays right there with me until I place it in his presence. He is a happy and beautiful gift from God that reminds me that I am certainly blessed. Not everyone gets to enjoy a Mr. Red as I do. Mrs. Red is here, too. She comes and feeds, as well.

On a cold day, I stand at our kitchen window and watch the display of God's glory in the birds. We are warm; we have food, shelter, and water. I realize how very fortunate we are. God takes care of the birds. I like to think that he uses me to feed them when things are frozen. Feeling close to God and his beautiful gifts.




75 Years


Today, I wore my grandmother Dayton's cameo necklace and ring that her son and my father, John Dayton, brought home to her from his time in the U.S. Navy, 1944-1945. They are 75 years old. They have no value, just sentimentally attached value.




He sent her this cameo for her birthday during his service while in Hawaii, too.




I never knew my grandmother, but I know she was a special woman. This is one of the very few pictures we have of her. I think I have her eyes.

Grandmother Dayton & cameos