varying talents

Over the course of this year, a New Testament scripture returns to my mind over and over again.

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well…
(from Romans 12: 6, in the New Living Translation)

Wondering: Do you think I’ll ever learn to stop comparing myself (and what I am able to offer the world) with other people (and the many things that they are able to accomplish)?

The verse above that says,
… We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.

Some days it’s easier than others, to be “at peace” with the abilities I have, and not to just be a Jan Brady among a crowd of Marcias.


Well… this blog is mostly sitting by itself in a corner these days. Originally part of a plan for my memoir-writing project, it’s still here, patiently waiting for some love… meanwhile, I’ve returned to work in my small business, which (in turn) was gathering dust in our covid-world.

Hence, an overdue Haiku:

“One thing at a time!”

Good advice… hard to follow 🙂

Multitask: a Myth?

the Queen has options

The next time I happen to play Solitaire with, you know, actual paper cards — I’ve decided to change the rules a bit.

If a Queen turns up at the top of a pile, and there is an empty slot available, I’m going to let her begin a row in that empty slot. Why should she always have to wait for a King to show up, and why should he have that exclusive option to create a vertical row?

It would be interesting to see how this plays out…