Betty J. Slade

 

  • Standing on the Edge

    A friend told me he purchased a spotless detailed, beautiful red 1957 Chevy with chrome wheels from a widow. My friend’s comment to her was “Your late husband must have spent hundred of hours on this car.” Her response was, “Yes, he did. I wished I had the time spent.” When I heard this, it nailed me to the wall. I knew I had been guilty of the same thing; spending more time with the things I love to do rather than spending time with the ones I love. I believe we all live in our own forest; thic…

  • Lines in the Sand Become Squiggly

    Have you ever said, “I will never do that”? Then you find yourself doing it. What happened! Did you change your mind or did something change you? Recently a gentleman in a small group we attended said, “When I was young I made a commitment and I wrote definite lines in the sand, then a wayward child came along and the lines in the sand became squiggly.” I reached over and I quietly said to him, “I understand exactly what you are saying, the lines we have drawn in the sand have gotten squiggly t…

  • I don't want to do it...Don't make me do it!

    Why did I kick and scream for years? “I don’t want to do it, don’t make me do it!” What is so terrible about technology in an artist’s mind? “What are you doing about getting your art into the market?” a friend asked who came for the weekend. “I will set up a Blog and put you on facebook.” And my answer was, “Why?” “It’s a great way to catalogue your work. You can also have a record of all your past newspaper articles. Also you will be developing a reader’s base,” she expounded. “I’m listening…

  • Change! Are we ready for it?

    Have you noticed, about the time you become comfortable with the way it is, things change? It is rattling to say the least. I want things to remain the way they are until I’m ready to change. It doesn’t usually work that way. Change interrupts how we think it should be and moves us into a place where we don’t know how it will be. It is interesting when we study about the immutability of God. This never changing God remains the same but has made a changing world. Nothing stays the same. When H…


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