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Mary Beth
I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl in a cynical world.
Interests: music, knitting, reading, writing, silence, the episcopal church usa, international education, cultural awareness, parking lot striping, centering prayer, peace and justice, women's ministry
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Jan says at RevGals: In a weekly book study I lead, we have been reading and discussing Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics by Carol Lee Flinders, which is about seven saints, even though two of the seven... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted at RevGals by ME (A bit early for those of you who are ahead of me, timewise!) A few days ago, a very smart RevGal (toast to Ann Kansfield!) put a post on her Facebook page asking her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Stephanie says at RevGals: Here in the Northern Hemisphere summer is upon us which for many means a season of more going and coming. As I child when my family was planning. For vacation, we knew we were getting ready... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Terrapin Station
My sister Nancy used to say: (Capybaras, from the Animal Embassy) You know how you go to the zoo, and you get to the Capybara enclosure, and your whole group says, "What in the world is THAT!? Is that a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by ME at RevGals: This weekend I am in a West Texas town for the high school graduation of a nephew. I’m looking back over the 18 years and wondering where all that time went, since he was... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Terrapin Station
One of the things I love about RevGals is the long-term friendships I have with people I have never met, and may never meet. I have known Marie, the writer of this FF, through several seasons in her life, and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Terrapin Station
I'm delighted to be part of the blog tour for RevGalBlogPals's book There's a Woman in the Pulpit. You can read other entries on our webpage. There’s a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Kelley! My dad used to go to Bella Vista in the summer with his family when he was little. He contracted malaria in the 20's in Houston and his parents were told he would die if they didn't get him out of the city during the horrible summers that followed. It became a very special place for them.
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Last week I was on a motorcycle trip in rural Arkansas. You see a lot from a motorcycle that you might miss in a car. I saw one of those moveable signs out in front of an auto body shop... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Terrapin Station
We're just back from a great trip to northwest Arkansas to ride motorcycles with the Triumph Rockets Owners association.This is the Tenth (X) RAA expedition,. The group meets twice a year in places with good Montrose, Colorado; Maggie Valley,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Terrapin Station
One of my favorite icons is not a traditional icon at all, but a wooden Good Shepherd puzzle-thing. Here He is: You see how the little sheep fits perfectly and snugly into His arms? There is no other sheep that... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 26, 2015 at Terrapin Station
The color is called canteloupe. They are more peach than pink.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Friday Five: Random at Terrapin Station
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Karla says at RevGals: Playing Friday Five was my entree into the World of RevGals. I remember the first time I played, I felt so welcomed by everyone’s comments. That was in 2007. And even though most of my blogging... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Terrapin Station
So, I installed my Varidesk on January 20. That means I've been standing for part of each work day for 2.5 months. I am still glad I have it. I like taking my shoes off and standing on the gel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Terrapin Station
This Friday Five comes a little late, but it's a pretty universal one. What are you reading these days? Any genre, give us novels, magazines, websites, newsletters.... you need not limit it to five if you don't want to!!!!! Bonus... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Random thoughts...Begged, borrowed, and stolen. Earlier this week I was driving down 35 East in packed afternoon traffic, and someone rear-ended me, hard. Hard enough that I then rear-ended the truck & trailer a car length ahead of me. Then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by Karla at RevGals: Woo hoo! It’s not only Random Friday Five time, but it is also Friday the 13th. And also Lent. And, in my neighborhood, the snow is starting to melt and I can see a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by Anne at RevGals: Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which got me thinking about how the “official” saints of the church touch our individual and collective worlds. A woman I met recently was born on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Thank you for hearing me, Jan! The book is one of the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs. I realize, looking at the list on Amazon, that they are so interchangeable I couldn't even tell you which one I am currently reading. But that's escape fiction for you. Hugs and hugs and love.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on A little nutty at Terrapin Station
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I am usually operating on a pretty even keel. As a 9 on the Enneagram, that's actually really central to my sense of well-being: being unaffected by life. That's how I am comfortable. SO: I am working on taking risks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Terrapin Station
It's great. I love this desk. Trust me, I'm not the fittest person (though I have aspirations), nor does standing up for long periods excite me. But this, this is easy. I really like it. And now I don't stand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by me at RevGals: Hello, all! It’s the end of January…how did that get by so fast!? Here’s a Friday Five for your amusement and our edification. If you play, please be sure to paste the URL of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Terrapin Station
I guess some folks who are playing this have weather to whine about, but I don't. We had about 2 weeks of grey weather earlier in the month, and there WAS some whining going on then...because of how unusual that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Terrapin Station
So, I tend to be a woman of enthusiasms. I tend to be a bit impulsive with GREAT! THINGS! THAT! WILL! FIX! MY! LIFE! So, when I first read about the Varidesk last fall, I set the idea aside. "Think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Happy Friday! In honor of Karla, the usual sponsor of this page on the second Friday, I announce it as a random Friday Five. But with a theme: New. 1. If you have one, what is your new resolution? Mine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Terrapin Station