Author Archive: anitafessler

Unkind…renamed…

…I had a day when I became “unkind”… …and I make no apologies. It was just a normal day… But suddenly, it wasn’t just another day.  Suddenly I was dealing face-to-face with yet another untruth that had come around. …about me. I wish I could tell you that I went all humble and took the …

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Cold…

…it was one of those mornings… …I didn’t want to get out of bed…because it’s cold… …then I didn’t want to get out of the shower…because it’s cold… …then I didn’t want to leave my house…because it’s cold… You get the picture… After I motivated myself out of bed, I started thinking about the things …

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Snatched…

…it came out of nowhere… …no warning… …no time to stop it… …we weren’t even aware…           …all of a sudden… …it happened… …and then it was over. Our chickens were all fine and dandy when I left for work.  I did not see them all, but I saw most of them …

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Wholeheartedly…

2 Chronicles 25:2 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly. Wow, what a way to start our time together, huh? I will confess to you–this verse leapt off the page several months ago, but I just wasn’t in a place to write about it. I’m not sure I’m in …

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Scatter…

 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all …

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Guard…

Photo credit from hug2love.com   Happy New Year! Isn’t it always so funny how we view today as a clean slate?  As a new beginning? Sweetheart, we don’t need a date on a calendar to start new. Anyway, I’m standing here in Be Very Well Fed’s kitchen, putting together a new, interesting concoction using cabbage …

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Knot…

I could feel myself sinking… It had been one awful, terrible, sad, exhausting day.  And…it wasn’t over. I still had several hours to go before I could leave this small classroom and head to the sanctuary of my home. I didn’t know if I would make it. A very difficult situation had gotten worse, and …

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But…

I knew it was coming… It was that time in the school year.  Time to teach conjunctions to my students (for those who aren’t quite sure–a conjunction puts two parts of a sentence together).  I wrote this on the board: F A N B O Y S FANBOYS is an acronym used to teach conjunctions. …

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Crippled…

You could have knocked me over with a feather… It was true, I didn’t see this person every day. But nothing prepared me for what I saw.  Instead of the tall, healthy, full-of-life person I was expecting, I found myself face to face with someone hardly recognizable.  Gone was the lively man I knew–in his …

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Off…

  I had a commercial-worthy event happen to me recently. I was enjoying a relaxing day beside a crystal-clear river in Western Montana (Little Blackfoot River).  The sun was shining, the water was glistening, the birds were chirping…and the bugs were annoying. Super annoying. So, being prepared for this, I pulled out my trusty can …

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