Are you there, God? It’s me Candy~

I have a “No Solicitation sign at our Big Dawg Salsa Shack
written in NEON PINK.

daily I have people who:

interrupt cooking schedules
ignore the people who would like to purchase products from us
put me in a state of anxiety
push their products on me which I have no use for
beg for money
beg for free products
ask for donations
tell me their problems
beg for a job they can’t or won’t do
expect discounts
eat samples
AND expect my “full attention”

I try to:

and answer complaints.
Did I tell you I run a full time business in a Recession?!

I enjoy spending time with so many different people and I truly LOVE when someone comes in.

But as a person who has a hard time being “blunt” …some days wear me out.

No Soliciting Signs (Wikipedia)

No Soliciting signs are intended to protect business from panhandlers or individuals attempting to sell products or services to that business’ patrons on business property, thus taking potential revenue away from that business.

These signs are very often ignored.

United States

In the United States, solicitation is the name of a crime, an inchoate offense that consists of a person offering money or induce another to commit a crime with the specific intent that the person solicited commit the crime.


I solicit GOD every day to “pray for …”

special favors
the saving of a loved one
getting there on time
winning of a GAME

if you only will do this for me >>I will do…

Are we not solicitors ourselves ?

and his door is

Its a two way door

I know YOU solicit my heart>>> because I know YOU knock

I’m just not ready to open the door…



Are you there, God? It’s me Candy~
I have no rights in this world full of Sneeches

when I have a star on my tummy
they erase theirs
When I erase mine they add a new one to theirs
viscous cycle

no voice to be heard

marked in PURPLE and no star to be seen

Stone throwers beware

my house needs a carpenter…. but doesn’t love grow in small houses ❤

The House that Jack Built~ Are you there, God? It’s me Candy~ Alexis, my daughter, is taking a class in Black and White Photography at TCC. She uses her grandpa's manual camera that takes black and white film . She usually has an idea where she wants to start her projects. The pictures taken but not seen(not digital!) Allie takes the film back to the lab. She has the painstaking job of developing them from scratch. Mistakes can happen Film can be finicky Lighting either to … Read More

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Just Breathe?

an easy thing to tell someone when they physically have no air wanting to flow through them.

sobbing…. No make it more like heaving.

a glimpse of a crying person in the middle of Sam’s is awkward!

and you have to look away because we don’t like to think about

or do we have too much on our plate to think about their problems.

or how it makes “ourselves” feel…watching

I have been avoiding you for so long and the problems don’t leave.

numbing them is too easy

my breathing place

I haven’t been a very well behaved child of GOD for a while…

I know YOUR just telling me “Just Breathe, I’m here for you”

I think today is going to be my day just to BREATHE~

Thank you “GOD” for letting me BREATHE and know you will always take my hand when I need it healed!


PS happybirthdayskysky…love gammy<3

life changes so quickly
Christopher Redwine FB’ed “Missions exists because worship doesn’t…”

Do I Emulate .....? Are you there, God? It’s me Candy~ We had a couple of unexpected guests show up this week…. I was so excited to see their smiling faces and wonderful spirits! They "Emulate" something that most people do not have. Its hard to explain- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 probably sums up their spirits perfectly even if they are teenagers I have known Molly and … Read More

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I feel like a puzzle piece….

maybe an important “corner” piece
maybe the one that is lost under the couch

each PIECE makes the puzzle complete.

Puzzle Pieces~

Puzzle Pieces~

Life feels like an unfinished puzzle….

each day makes me work at the full picture
always looking at the next piece

some days seem that my piece is impossible to place

Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite authors.
He had an incredible talent in
writing and understanding life!


It was missing a piece.
And it was not happy.
So it set off in search of its missing piece.
And as it rolled it sang this song -Oh I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
Lookin’ for my missin’ piece.

(the ending is amazing!)

Thank you GOD for making me part of your puzzle~



Are you there God? It’s me Candy~

Its so hard to have kindness towards life sometimes.


Does kindness wash it all away?


Are you there God? It’s me Candy~

I am surrounded in a crowd of people and I am lost.

I know you know that already

in wikipedia it says:
Losing the way, a hazard of outdoor activities


thats it, thats all they could come up with.

There are over 25 movies named LOST.

In the bible there are over 50 verses with the word LOST in it.

Why didn’t you put a GPS in our DNA like you for the


­­­My favorite UNLOST creature is the Whooping Crane.

The whooping crane migrate and do not get lost, but habitat destruction virtually wiped out the entire species. At one point, fewer than 20 birds remained in the wild . The entire eastern population of whooping cranes vanished.

A pair of cranes live on our lake in Minnisota!

maybe that is why its the only place on earth that I “feel” found

There is a certain peace I have when I am there…maybe a glipse of light off the water.
The errie sounds of the loons on the lake.
The warm childhood memories of fishing with my grandparents.


Why do we feel so lost sometimes?

Thank you GOD for finding us in the darkness~


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Are you there God? It’s me Candy~

sad today


need to make my cocoon for the winter and emerge from this darkness.

Thank you GOD for giving us time to grow and emerge into your beauty~