Murdo Girl…Peacefulness made simple

I haven’t written a poem in a while…this one was inspired by a friend who listens to The Truthful Responder

“Don’t judge those who judge you,” He said.

“What? Then how will my ego be fed?”

If they said or did things that hurt your heart,

And you do the same, what sets you apart?

You can’t get self-worth from friend or foe.

They can’t tell you things you already know.

Those questions you so painfully ponder

Bring them to Me, your truthful Responder

If you want to spiritualise your life

Ask yourself

Will this decision bring me peace…or strife?

You make it sound simple. It can’t be that easy.

Should I not care what others think of me?

If you choose to follow My direction,

The outcomes you seek will come close to perfection.

If you are at peace, they will see…

And then you can tell them you got it from Me.


Never forget to look up…You might see kissing clouds…Photograph by Dianna Kenobbie Diehm

Peaceful…for now

Murdo Girl…Murdo is the friendliest town

I plan to put more and better pictures on future Murdo blogs…no rest for the weary or the wicked right now. Have I complained enough? Okay I will quit and be grateful…

Presho? That was supposed to Murdo’s plaque…oh well? I’ll make it be in honor of at least 3 Presho readers I can think of…and I know Presho must be very friendly…do they sell men’s underwear anywhere???

Produced on Friday the 13th…

Murdo Girl…Hard Labor

It was a day to remember. We have been dealing with a couple of digging dogs and it became our mission to STOP the destruction of our back yard. We purchased several rolls of wire fencing, called daughter, Heidi to enlist her help, and spent the day filling holes. We rolled out and pinned down wire hoping to foil the diggers. Kip was the Boss Man as he has not fully recovered from his back surgery and is unable to lift, bend, or twist his core. Heidi and I did all of that…many, many, times.

Heidi had a date and had to leave early, so we knocked off around 3:00, but I will continue tomorrow. I want this done so badly and I really think it is a brilliant idea. The grass will grow right through the wire and we can even mow over the top of it.

During the day, I was reminded of this song. It was on one of the 260 albums we collected over the years…I think you can Iisten to it while watching the short video.

I didn’t do any of this in my 60’s…

Murdo Girl…Easter is a joyful time

Some only believe what they can see which isn’t always right.

Below is another excerpt from the book, We Shall See what We Shall See. It’s a message to children about the importance of faith in our lives.

Faith is knowing all is well in darkness and in light.

Walk in faith dear child and let your goodness show.

You know you can believe, and I know your faith will grow…

    For we shall see, what we shall see.

Close your eyes and it will be.

We never have to be without, the love of God within.

My love for you fills up my heart much more than ten times ten.

We can’t physically see what is in someone’s heart, but we can know that every one of us has a cross to bear. I remember my mother saying those words when I expressed my uninformed opinion about someone else’s seemingly charmed life.

I am far from a shining example of a person who lives the kind of life my creator wants for me. Some days I do better than others. The happiest people I know have a strong faith that if they are in the throes of a bleak “Good Friday,” they can have faith that a beautiful “Easter Sunday” is coming. We need a crucified and risen Lord so that we can believe His message to us.

I hope you have a blessed Easter and if you are carrying a heavy cross, may you feel the load lightened as you experience the joy and the spirit of Easter we celebrate today.

Photo borrowed from a friend.

Murdo Girl…Driving Miss 70’s

Yesterday, Kip gave me the day off from nursing, or rather insisted our friend Bear get me out of his hair for a few hours, and I got to go on my first ever motorcycle ride. Bear’s wife, Anne sent some of her delicious peanut butter cookies for Kip. They magically disappeared while I was gone.

Nellie: Hey Rylie…that 70’s girl has a sock tattoo on her arm, It says, BORN FREE…Really?

I took all of the photos in the video while we rode the backroads of East Texas. It could not have been a more beautiful day.

Here is a good website to go to for identifying Texas wildflowers. We saw a lot of Texas Lantana, Indian Paintbrush, and Primrose. We also saw almost every kind of tree you can imagine.

Murdo Girl…A sneak peek

Some days the Murdo Coyote can howl and some days she has a scratchy throat! Excuse me…I have 36 cupcakes to decorate for two different occasions.

This is a short Vlog. It’s time to get ready to go on a motorcycle ride to look at the beautiful Texas wildflowers. Another 70’s first. When I was 12, my dad told me he’d better not ever catch me on the back of a motorcycle. So sorry Dad.

Its okay…I don’t need to lick the bowl