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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8 Responses to THIS OLD HOUSE

  1. ken riddles says:

    I think I like this watercolour (think you need to sharpen your images though as I can’t quite make it out. (or is it just me?)🙂

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Blessings for that…

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    • says:

      Ken I took a new picture of that painting. I’m not sure it’s any better, but I’ll leave it to you to decide. It’s on the post now.

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  3. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I love hearing stories of family homes were they have their for decades and the changes that happen.

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  4. ken riddles says:

    Much better and I do like it!!

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  5. Beautiful! Kathy, your poetry and painting capture the destiny of any house . . . to become a home.

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