Two years ago, we moved into our “little house on the highway” or as I refer to it, the new, old house.  The picture is not of our house, but one of Paul’s older paintings of a cottage in the north woods.  The poem is not new either, but in commemoration of our 2nd year in it, I’m reposting it for your pleasure.  It feels like an old shoe now – fitting us very well.


A house is just a dwelling place, a place to sleep and eat,

A set of rooms to roam about, to gather and to greet,

Each filled with lath and plaster, with paint and other things,

It soon becomes inhabited and that’s when life begins,

The walls could tell us stories of who these people were,

By things they said, the hugs and joys and words that would occur,

Of broken hearts, of emptiness, of loss and loneliness,

Of joyfulness and goals achieved, of peace and happiness,

It’s  just a simple shelter made of brick or wood or stone,

But when a family lives there, it soon becomes a home.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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4 Responses to THE NEW OLD HOUSE

  1. MicheleMariePoetry says:

    Your poem gives me images of a quaint old house off a highway…seems lovely.


    • says:

      We really love our little house. We downsized a couple years ago. The house is a charming farm house from the late 1800s. It was all ready for us when we moved in. A true gift from God at the last minute! Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  2. Both the poem and the painting are beautiful!

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    • says:

      Thank you so much for reading. The painting is my husband’s work and the poem mine. Glad you enjoyed both.


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