the Mission


I like talking to God.

I could not admit this to most people because what would they think? So instead I will just put it out here on social-media where no one will ever know. (Giggles.)

During the COVID-pandemic it took me a short-while to tune out the perpetual media-saturation – but once I broke free – the reassuring whisper of His voice could be found, once again.

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Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.

it’s the monday giggles…

Unreasonable Labor?

‘I’m never going to work for that man again.’
‘Why, what did he say?’

‘You’re fired!’



Compared with other celebrations, Labor Day is the quiet day.  There maybe a few students using this as an opportunity for a last fling before knuckling down to the Fall term, but for most people, Labor day is just a welcome day off work!

America has celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday in September since the 1882.  The original idea was to have a street parade to show off ‘The strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations’.

When Labor Day was first proposed people worked 12hr days. Continue reading “Happy (insert) Day! labor = work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, effort.”

helen says…

on this Monday, day of giggles, Helen has one important thing to say…

(barks translated below!)





(plus a few more of her “barking-tips” for this labor-day holiday to “chew” on!)


“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  ~Confuscious


“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud.  And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes.  I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear red shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now.  I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want everyday to make God’s belly laugh, because He’s glad that He gave life to someone who loves the gift!!”  ~Shawn Neiquest

“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.”   ~author unknown


“Lord on this Labor Day, we thank You for the blessing of work.  We ask for strength to compete each day.  We ask for rest when we are weary.  We ask Your guidance for everyone seeking employment, and we ask that You be with those whose faces we might never see but who work tirelessly each day for the good of us all.  Amen.” ~Our Sunday Visitor

and because it IS Monday Helen leaves you with this labor day giggle:


hugs n’ blessings to all the hard working teachers, factory & construction workers, police, firefighters, truck drivers and ALL other workers who have made this country great!!