Thursday, January 29, 2009

Interview With A Three Year Old Boy.

Here is a brief interview I conducted today during bath time:

Me: Hey Sam-what is your favorite color?
Sam: Umm...Yellow and blue and green...I like all the colors.
Me: What is your favorite animal?
Sam: DINOSAURSES! and Bears. and FISHIES!

(At this point in the interview, Sam began splashing water into the air and singing about rain.)

Me: Do you like the rain?
Sam: YEAH!
Me: Why do you like the rain?
Sam: We can play in it!
Me: What is...
Sam: and we can play in the MUD!
Me: Oh, yeah? Well, what is...
Sam: Mud is sand (pronounced Say-und) and water.
Me: Why do you like mud?
Sam: It's squishy squashy.
Me: What is the best part about rain?
Sam:We get to wear our RAINCOATS!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Great Song

Sometimes a song comes on the radio and it's like someone has been peeking into your soul. Here's mine.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


OK. Several posts back I talked about some books I purchased with my Christmas cashola. One of the books I bought on that lovely afternoon was Wounded by her Royal Awesomeness,Claudia Mair Burney. (I love her, just so you know.)I knew Wounded would be good because, well, Ms. Burney wrote it. I've loved, loved, LOVED everything else she has written, so I was expecting a groovy read. What I was not expecting, however, was to be moved to tears throughout the book. I confess, I cry pretty easily watching sappy movies, no matter how many times I've seen them. I may get misty reading a touching story, particularly stories that involve children. But that's not the kind of crying we had here at Roberts Ranch y'all. I bawled like a baby! Rubbing my eyes, sobbing, snotting all over myself, crying. Why? This book is about suffering.

"Oh, really? A book titled Wounded is about suffering?Hmmmm..who'd have thought?"

Yea,yea, I know. I knew it was about that kind of suffering, the wounds of Christ suffering. I didn't know it was about suffering that I would relate to as I did. Regular suffering. Common everyday suffering that everyday people experience. Rejection. Abandonment. Sickness. Pain. Despair. Fear. Depression. We've all been there, haven't we? To some degree. Some more than others. That's the kind of suffering we see in Wounded. But we also see hope. And faith. And Love. Notice the capital "L" folks. Love from the Father. Love from the Son. Love overflowing. And there is redemption. There is justice. And there most certainly is Passion.

Don't miss this one y'all.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great Flick!

Wyatt and watched I really funny movie last, Dan In Real Life. It stars Steve Carell who is pee-in-your-pants funny. I'd say it's cool for teenagers as well as grown ups, but little kids probably wouldn't be interested. And it's just too old for them. Anyway, my favorite parts were the scenes involving the teenage daughters, particularly "I love him, I love him I love him I love HIM!!!" and "You are a murderer of LOVE!" But I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'll hush. Check it out, especially if you have teenage daughters. (Elysa and Jim, this means you. y'all. whatever.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We are family!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Books, books and yes! even MORE books!

Oh my goodness I am just GUSHING with book excitement! First off, let me tell you what's coming in the mail. Today I visited the fine folks at and just FILLED my cart with lots of goodies. Then I proceeded to check out. Then I proceeded to delete all but 2 purchases, as shipping and handling prices are just CrAzY! So, what were the little happies that remained in my cart? Well, the first one I ordered was Wounded by sweet friend Claudia Mair Burney. Ms. Burney just plain rocks. I've bragged on her writing before, and I'm certain to be bragging some more after I've read Wounded. The next little happy I ordered was The Church Ladies, by another sweet friend, Lisa I'm Awesome Samson.. I don't know when this book was was awhile back though. I'm sort of working my way backwards through her books. Anyway, the last book I read by Lisa Samson was Embrace Me, and it made me literally sit up in bed and say...rather loudly.."OH MY GOSH!!! How does she (Ms.Samson) do that??? I had no idea!!"

"No idea about what??" "What did she do?" "What's so amazing?"

Well, let me just give you a clue. She's tricky.

If you want to know more, well, read the book. Not my copy though, because I loaned it to my sweet friend Patti. Anyway, as with Ms. Burney, I have bragged on Lisa Samson's books numerous times on my blog, so get ready for another one after I read The Church Ladies.

So I've got 2 little lovelies heading my way...aren't you excited for me?

But wait, there's MORE!!!! My mom tells me that Ms. Julia is BAAAAACCCKKK!!!! Well, she will be in April, anway. It's Ms. Julia Delivers (by Ann B. Ross) and I'm so sure she will. I love Ms. Julia. I love that she says "I declare!" just like my mother-in-law. if that's not enough...guess what March brings??? Oh, don't guess, let me tell you. March brings Jazz, and I don't mean the music! Yes, yes YES!!!!Oh, joy of all joys, March brings the next book in the Amanda Bell Brown series. That's not too far away, folks. And can you say, "pre-order?" I can, and I did! And so yes, I'm pretty much doing the Mair dance.

And while I wait, I will continue to fill my many free hours minutes with Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I'll let you know how they are when I'm finished. In case you're wondering.