Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Bus Ride Home

“What a wonderful way get home.” Continue reading

Posted in child-like faith, Christian Wiman, Christianity, church, Church Camp, Colonial Hills Baptist Church Bus Crash, compassion, death, faith, Grace, Grief, ministry, pain, Quotations, Spirituality, teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Sister Trip

One’s family should be the vessel in which a person is able to find the nourishment to grow into their best self. Continue reading

Posted in death, Empathy, family, Grace, Grief, love, Motherhood, pain, Parenting, Roses, sisters | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Rodalena Reviews: Bernie

This film is the story of Bernie Tiede: a beautiful frail terror of a man who finally snapped. Continue reading

Posted in Bernie Tiede, Great Stories, Jack Black, justice, Matthew McConaughey, movies, peculiar people, Rodalena Reviews, Shirley MacLaine, Texans, Texas, YouTube | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Abandoned Keys

The keys have faded from necessary tools to needless toys… Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged | 5 Comments

Rodalena Repents: The Bathroom Cupboard

(I’d like it noted for the record that the title of this post indicates the need for Another Necessary Series around here.) Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Bathrooms, beauty, Chelly, Fashion, girl stuff, humor, orchids, Pinterest, Rodalena Repents, Simple Living, Women | Tagged , , , , , | 34 Comments

Allysonisms: An Overdose of Feels and the Awesomeness of Doors

Doors are awesome. Continue reading

Posted in Allyson, beauty, childhood, facebook, family, Fashion, Grace, Harry Potter, humor, love, Motherhood, Pants, Parenting, photography, pop culture, Quotations, teenagers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

It Ain’t Right

…and that’s all I have to say about that.

Posted in America, Community, Controversy, current events, death, justice, Media, politics, Racism, To Kill a Mockingbird, Trayvon Martin | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bare Feet

They make no sound On the dirty floor. It is holy ground: Silence being all that’s left When growth leaves you too heavy With age and time To float and spin Through life. So you Fall, As you step, and … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged | 3 Comments

Rodalena Recipes: Kick-Heiny Green Beans

Want some? I thought so. Continue reading

Posted in America, Cooking, Food, Hillbilly Comfort Food, Kick-Heiny Green Beans, Music, Quotes, Rodalena Recipes, YouTube | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Gettysburg at 150

Some wounds are too deep to heal completely. Sometimes, people and countries must learn to live with their scars. Continue reading

Posted in America, American Civil War, American History, Battle of Gettysburg, Freedom, holidays, Liberty, Racism, sacrifice, Valor | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments