Author Archives: Gina Quinn

From Prom Queen to Victim of Sexual Trafficking

I was appalled to learn the statistics about sexual trafficking, in the following Facebook post. (Please take the time to read it before continuing.) https://www.facebook.com/100002816808807/posts/3101077353329461/ I didn’t realize until after reading this post, at age 68, that I was once actually trafficked, at the age of 17. After being sexually abused since age 12, by […]

Squirrel Morning

Saturday morning, after a largely sleepless night, I watched, as sunlight set the top of one of the 70’ water oak trees, in my backyard, alight with glorious gold. Squirrels began to awaken, venturing out of the safety of their nests, to frolic together, with total abandon; taking turns chasing one another, up one branch, […]

Yea, Though I Walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death… .

During the most desperate times in my life, when It was impossible for me to “fix” anything, I clung to the pages of God’s Word, and called out to Him.

NON-TRADITIONAL WAY TO MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS: CALL THE LAW ON THEM

Explanation: Yesterday, I saw a vehicle that I didn’t recognize in my new next-door neighbor’s’ yard, while they weren’t home. The two unfamiliar occupants of the vehicle proceeded to hook up to the lowboy trailer in the yard, then, drive a four-wheeler and a new riding mower up into it. With all the thefts in […]

The sacrifice of Abraham

Where is God?

When things are going well, it’s easy to attribute that to God. But, when tribulations arise? Not so much! It is curious that He is called, “The God Who likes to hide Himself.” Is this where the game of ‘Hide and Seek’ originated? God wants us to seek hard after Him, to cling to Him […]

Facebook Tell-All

What is it about Facebook that makes ordinarily quiet and reserved people perfectly willing to share intimate details about themselves, sometimes even including confessions about criminal activities. I think it has a lot to do with a false perception as to the reality of the Facebook audience. Posting to “Public” feels like these personal secrets […]

I’ve Never Out-grown My Dread of Bedtime

It’s not only children who dread bedtime.

‘‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving”

Don’t Say Farewell to Welfare

The current population of the United States (2016) was 324,118,787. If those figures are correct, then 46 million is roughly 14.2% of the men, women, and children that make up the current population. If you subtract the 4.7% unemployed (those filing unemployment claims BASED ON THEIR WORK), that leaves 9.5%, presumed to be disabled, indigent, elderly, including […]

Rosh Hashanah and the Mourning of Muharram

The Brotherhood of Man I have written in the past, concerning my understanding of the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims (Arab) through Abraham, as described in the Bible. On Monday, I posted about the significance of Rosh Hashanah for Christians.  This morning, I noticed that one of my calendars showed Rosh Hashanah and a Muslim […]

Spider: 1, Me: Zero

After waking from the cozy comfort of my bed, and heating a nice cup of coffee, I was minding my own business, innocently stumbling, dazedly, toward my favorite rocker, when I happened to notice a curiously dark smudge, directly above my intended seat. “A spider,” I thought to myself. They don’t especially bother me, if they […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (December 2015)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  I haven’t posted an update in a couple of months, perhaps because three deaths in the family occurred recently. And, while the passing of these three individuals, my youngest sister, one of my brothers-in-law, and the mother of a different brother-in-law, I would like to share the beautiful way that God is […]

A Word for Those Who Lay Awake at Night Wondering What Tomorrow May Bring

Every day, programs on TV, radio, and electronic media-feeds bombard us with news of the latest threats and attacks, both foreign and domestic. The stock market surges and crashes. And the weather seems to grow more intense with each passing season. We might even be experiencing difficult relational situations at home or at work. Today’s […]

Shattered Glass

Before the spinning, out of control, the shattered glass flying,  and my brain rolling upside-down… I’d set an alarm to wake myself from dreaming, splash water on my face, and throw on my fashion of the day, as I downed dripped coffee, and dash into the frenzied machinations of the weekly blur of the marketplace. […]

Cat Capers

 Wonder who will win?   A mathema-cat-ion problem?    Not very prac-cat-al cats!  Very prac-cat-al cats! Breathing, blue-eyed iPad cover…PRICELESS!   This kitten has too much time on its paws!   Cat Chat      Kitty-mercials…         Pinocchi-cat!   The Cat’s Meow:     “I ain’t afraid o’ no big, bad shad… .” (Pfffft!)    Crafty-cat     […]

Carson versus Trump

I have noticed that many Americans today are enthralled with the sharp-tongued boastings of golden boy, Donald Trump. He seems to have an answer for everything and everyone.  But, this brash and flashy billionaire doesn’t impress me. On the contrary, Mr. Trump’s empty, but emphatic, rhetoric rivals that of the notorious snake oil salesmen of […]

It’s an OCC-OCC-OCD World! (October 2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  It’s 2 am, and I’m wide awake. After three nights of sleeping 5-6 consecutive hours like normal folks, Insomnia strikes AGAIN! Ugh!   It’s very frustrating. After forcing myself to go to bed before midnight for the last three nights, I made the mistake of taking a nap around 9 this morning, […]

Jill of All Trades (or How to Turn Manic Depression and A.D.D. into a Plus)

I’ve held over 20-something jobs in my working life… .

This is Guaranteed to Help You Sleep

          Slumbering Skunk   Baby’s bliss    Snuggle down   Velvet on shag  In the middle of getting up, I decided to take another nap!    “Mmm! Love these satin sheets!”   Blissful birds   Tiny angel napping         Counting sheep to sleep      Mouse mattress   Cat-napping   Bosom Buddies   Agh!    Lights out!   […]