Blog Archive: Marsha Tyler Ronquist

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Marsha Tyler Ronquist @kraftykatz

April 15, 1912, a date most people recognize In 1912, a young family with 5 children were living in a small logging community in Pennsylvania. Iddo, Hattie and their... read more
257 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 10, 2018
Our memories and our perspective. Our memories are special. How we remember things from our childhood and reality are not always the same. The summer I was 4, I fell out of a moving car. We were going swimming on a hot summer day. I was in a... read more
325 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 23, 2018
Moving past denial. I recently read two really well written blogs. Thinking on bravery and Facing Giants . Reading one lead me to the other. Before we think about facing giants, we are in denial. When we stop denying, we then are left facing the... read more
177 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 30, 2018
Discipline and punishment are not the same thing. My definition of these two things is simple. Punishment is done to stop certain behavior at the moment. Prisons are for punishment. Discipline teaches a lesson. We learn from one but rarely nothing... read more
418 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 09, 2018
Memories lost I have had Alzheimer s touch my life several times over the past years. Three friends and an aunt. Mary was the first. It seemed all of a sudden she looked at me yet didn t see me. We had been in many Bible studies together. I talked... read more
456 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 07, 2018
Not when will it end, but when did it begin. Answer that question and you re on the right path to a solution. When will it end? Every time there is another violent attack, many ask when will it end. I ask when did it begin? The slow eroding of our... read more
311 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 05, 2018
Spending Christmas Day in the hospital is not make an enjoyable Christmas. 2016 was not a good year. Let's back up some first. For over 10yearsI needed no anti inflammatories for my RA. Tylenol was all I needed and only occasionally. In the summer... read more
482 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 22, 2016
Friday it began to snow, a lot. My husband was slow attaching the snow thrower to his Cub Cadet. He worked most of Friday morning attaching the thrower. He came in the house a few times to warm up. We have a very long driveway. The garage is behind... read more
139 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 12, 2016
Walking on my Garden Path While walking on my garden path That runs between the wild flowers The peace I feel from deep within A place I could spend so many hours This path at first is large patio blocks All nice and neat in a solid row Straight and... read more
366 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 16, 2013
Many years ago, I always worked in the summer VBS program. Back in the day when it was during the morning hours before so many switched to nights. I was, in many ways both exciting and frustrating. One year with the third grade class I was leading,... read more
398 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 03, 2013
When I saw the Bible verse for today, I knew I must post this newest poem, Shadow of Wings. Some of my favorite verses are in reference to being under or in the shadow of God’s wings. I like the KJV with the word under rather then in the shadow.... read more
275 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 14, 2013
Shadow of Death This was inspired by the 23rd Psalm. I realized as I was reading that beautiful Psalm, that the shadow of death is not just what we face in times of trouble or when we face actual physical death. We, because of the fall, live in the... read more
242 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 13, 2013
These beautiful flowers hung in my living room over my TV for several years. They were getting dusty and dirty. Last winter I had my husband take them down and put them upstairs. I told him we will hang them outside in the summer on one of the bird... read more
263 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jul 27, 2013
I set here in the warm spring air Comfortably on my gliding swing chair Lilacs abloom both purple and white Looking beautiful in the sunlight I try to decide as I set here and gaze Seeing their beauty in the suns rays Purple or white which do I enjoy... read more
282 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 16, 2013
When people started using this terminology, God loves us unconditionally; I thought that was a good thing. I have watched and listened over the years and noticed a trend that disturbs me. Yes God loves us unconditionally. He is not going to stop... read more
450 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 15, 2013
Our God is awesome. This is a photo of an accident, a paint truck tips over and look at the beautiful mess. I love those colors all running down. There is a lesson here from God. God is able to take our worse mistakes and make beauty of it. All of my... read more
215 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 08, 2013
I have been reading a very good book, God Loves Broken people, by Sheila Walsh. In one chapter she used an example of not being able to drive forward constantly looking in the rear view mirror. The review mirror is there to occasionally look at where... read more
374 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 01, 2013
The divorce rate for Americans is outrageous high. The divorce rate among Christians is as high as for nonbelievers. Commitment is more then a piece of paper issued by the government. Yet once a couple enters into that legal marriage with a license... read more
937 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Apr 04, 2013
Hot Cocoa Memories Sweet hot cocoa made from scratch An equal today there is no match Fresh in a cup and steaming hot A marshmallow maybe floating on top A mother was making a special treat For her children hot cocoa so sweet School was such a long... read more
196 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 19, 2013
On New Year’s Eve my 41 year old son was seriously burned in a fire. He shared a rented house with 3 other young men, having their own private room, but sharing the rest of the very large old home. My son was set to work on 11 so he went to bed... read more
530 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 19, 2013
I was very troubled when this shooting happened. My mind had a very difficult time wrapping itself around the idea that young children were targeted. I wrote this poem in memory of those beautiful children and their teachers. Beautiful children taken... read more
258 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 17, 2012
Many years ago when my husband works nights I made chocolate fudge. Or rather something that was supposed to be chocolate fudge. It was hard. I had to crack it into pieces rather then cut it into squares. I left it on the counter and went to bed... read more
263 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 21, 2012
This is one of my newer poems. I hope and pray you understand what I am saying. Illusions 92212 With so much confusion I often wonder With emotions exploding like thunder How much of life is an illusion? How do I come to a conclusion? There seems to... read more
302 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 20, 2012
River of life 10112 Life it seems is flowing like a river Always moving and going downstream Sometimes the stream is like rapids Dangerous treacherous and frightening Or is it just a dream? Other times it flows so smooth and quiet We stop being... read more
313 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 12, 2012
Glory Divine a new poem This is another of my more recent poems. I will be sharing several and will keep them in a series. I shared this poem with friend Ruth. This is her response in an email dated 102912; Thank you, Marsha. This is lovely...I... read more
243 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 06, 2012
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