New Leaves


Jun 07, 2013 by Bonnie

The Cottage

Today the cottage for Mom is “finished.”


May 29, 2013 by Arthur

Moving Day’s a-comin’

A new week has dawned and the Joyces have taken to the road again. Why? Because it’s Monday and moving day’s a-comin.’


May 12, 2013 by Arthur

A Fresh Coat of Paint…

...hides a multitude of sins, or so the saying goes something similar.


May 01, 2013 by Bonnie

Design Star

Have you watched any of those design shows on TV? What does the designer always say to the skeptical homeowner? “Trust me, you’re going to love it. You have to wait until it’s finished to see the whole picture.”


Apr 24, 2013 by Arthur

One small step for a man . . .

While Bonnie and I have been working for the past several weeks on Madalynne’s new living quarters, we’ve been a little negligent with our blog posts. So, I’d like to let you know of our progress.


Apr 08, 2013 by Bonnie


This week is spring break for the grandkids. Because a family trip isn’t possible right now, Brenda has planned a “stay-cation.” Each evening, one of the children is scheduled to choose 1) a favorite snack to be served, 2) the flavor of the evening’s popcorn, 3) a favorite game for everyone to play, and 4) the movie to be shown. Last night Jenny picked 1) moon pies, 2) butter and salt, 3) UNO, and 4) The Empire Strikes Back (“Luke, I’m your FAH-ther.”)


Apr 01, 2013 by Bonnie


Solitude. We all crave it at one time or another. For about thirty seconds this morning I experienced it.


Mar 22, 2013 by Arthur

Brrrrrr. . .

Who said this is the “Sunny South?” Well, it might be sunny, but we need to go further South for the warmth!


Mar 17, 2013 by Arthur

Time for Work

It is now time to come in from the warmth of cool Florida to the semi-warmth of Georgia


Mar 06, 2013 by Arthur

Proverbs 16:18

Hmmmm….I wonder what is meant by that reference? I suppose it has something to do with a lesson learned, or something like that.


Mar 06, 2013 by Bonnie

Half as Much Money, Pt 2

Just a note about my last post. I didn’t mean to criticize anyone or the way they spend their money.


Mar 04, 2013 by Bonnie

Half as much money, Twice as much husband

That’s how I’ve heard retirement described. Having been retired for a month now, here’s my take on that old saying.


Mar 02, 2013 by Bonnie

Thoughts on visiting Koreshan

A few days ago we visited the Koreshan Settlement State Historic Site in Ostero, near Fort Myers, Florida. The Koreshan Unity was one of several communal utopian communities that were founded during the late 1800s in America.


Feb 25, 2013 by Arthur

An Observation

It’s been 20 days now since Bonnie and I started out on our retirement trip.


Feb 25, 2013 by Arthur

Taking Time to Reflect

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the everyday aspects of simply living out our day, that we lose sight of the amazing glories of our Creator God.