Friday, August 29, 2008

How Sign Of The Dimes got it's name!

Sign Of The Dimes originated much the same way "pennies from heaven" came about. A long but moving story from a complete stranger changed my life forever. A guy fixed my washing machine and found some dimes. Told me a story about how his mother passed away and said she'd send messages from Heaven that she was okay. She sent dimes. In all kinds of odd ways. You could dismiss this as coincidence, but his mother proved it to be true. And then he passed some dimes on to me (that he found in my washing machine), said to keep the faith. And I started finding dimes too. In all kinds of odd ways & places. So they are a "Sign of The Dimes" for me to keep the faith and remember our loved ones watch out for us. Believe it or not, but it's my story. My inspiration. I wrote a long story about it after it first happened, years ago. Will share it with the world when I find it again. Until then, I keep finding dimes, only dimes (mostly in my washing machine) and I encourage you to keep your eyes out for a "SIGN OF THE DIMES". Thanks for listening!

Well guess what?! I found the envelope that held my story last week! I can only say that when I wrote it, I had the divine hand holding mine because I am certainly not a writer. So hang in there while I figure out a real WHIZ BANG way to present my story on this blog. I still haven't got the hang of it yet! Thank you for reading. And if you already have your own "dime" or pennies from heaven story, please do share!

~Kristy "Make Life Count"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer splendor!

Summer splendor! Nothing like an Oregon sunset! These were taken from out of the sunroof on the way to the coast. There was road construction so we didn't make it on time, but we did get this glorious display on the way! The clouds were magnificient!

Goodbye summer....

Summer, glorious summer! I thrive in summer. Warm sun, warm breezes, flowers abloom! I bloom in summer. I'm not ready to say goodbye yet. Summer is a warm hug. Fall is the cold draft of winters bony fingers sneaking up behind me. I'm not ready to say hello to winter yet.

I found three dimes the other day! I walked out to check the mail. Crossing the street, I saw one and then TWO laying in the middle of the road. And then on the way back from getting the mail I found a third in the street. I must have needed extra reminding that day!

You must wonder, what is this about DIMES?! Why SIGN OF THE DIMES? What's all the bugaboo?

It's a long story, but I will tell it soon. And it's worth reading. And it's worth the wait.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Beauty in the small things

Nature's gifts, like a perfect rose on a dewey morning. God's gifts, like a new found dime in the washing machine. MY STORY IS COMING!

Gone to the blogs!

Sign of the Dimes has gone to the blogs!

Thank you for reading my blog. I LOVE blogs! I have recently discovered them and have found so much inspiration by reading blogs from all over the world. I have to get my hands on that magazine I've seen... Creative Blogging? You people are SO talented and when I whisk myself into the land of someone else's life I wish I could write my own blogs and be an inspiration to someone else, so that is my goal here. Give me time to get the hang of it! Check back soon! ~Kristy