The *Dastardly Deed….

….of designing a new look for our blog.

(*….to self. Must remember to add this fabbo word ‘dastardly’ to the now famous Mullin Ponder Dictionary)

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Our Design Team at Mullin Ponder has been working night and day to produce a brand new look for this blog site.  While some folks might be content with the present look, Mullin Ponder is aware that our follower(s) have come to expect nothing less from us but The Very Best.  So we will tarry on night and day with not just the crucial mull and ponder part of this project but also the dastardly deed of actual work until it meets our usual high standards. We aim to please.

To be perfectly honest -(because my conscience is pricking me re telling The Whole Truth and Nothing But….) despite working on the new design for a few hours since our last blog, we came to a unanimous agreement at the headquarters of Mullin Ponder that our priority for the next few months will be beautifying the outdoors – often referred to as gardening. You will be relieved to know that we have not had to sue Bonus Child From Almighty God yet.  Thus far, he is upholding his signed and witnessed document.  (see below)

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This landscape training is going to make a very valuable addition to his CV.  Recording music studios and all famous recording artists will see the obvious connection between his degree in Audio Digital Engineering and landscaping.

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.  (…aaghh…my Mother just channeled me from her state of Heavenly Peace…..which she has been enjoying since January 2014! … sorry Mom…..) (I would have added ‘won’t use sarcasm again‘ but we know that would have been a massive fib)

Love you forever, Mom
Love you forever, Mom

There have been so many blog worthy events happening recently and I’m really chomping at the bit to relay all of them right here and now on this very blog, but with no small amount of effort I will restrain myself.  If I was still living in Glasgow, Scotland I may have added “hawd me back!” (hold me back – for those of you whose second language may not be Glaswegian)

Believe it or not the purpose of this blog is not meant to be a cure for insomnia.   We mean to encourage the art of mulling – not lulling.  With that in mind the following will be a mere couple of blog worthy events that have taken place recently:

Unfortunately, our kitchen is once again resembling Hoarder Heaven.  Here’s the proof.

Hoarding Kitchen

It’s way worse than it looks.  There’s the feet sticking to the floor and other gruesome grossness.  In all fairness there are two valid reasons for this state of affairs.  One – Garden.  Two – Dear Spouse, King of the Dishwasher (the knives go down, people!) is being Willie Nelson this week. On The Road Again.  I happened to relay to Bonus Child from God, that his father is being Willie Nelson at the moment.  His response – “Dad’s smoking pot and getting high?!”  Really?  Send a kid to some fancy college for an even fancier degree in some kind of music audio thingy and they don’t teach them the basics – as in ” Not only did Willie Nelson smoke weed.  He also sung ‘On The Road Again’..” and other important musical facts from the past one hundred years.  *Jings, Crivvens and help Ma Bob*.  There. That describes my feelings upon this subject.

Here is Willie doing what Willie does best. I hope he’s made enough money now to buy himself a new guitar.  D’you think he knows there’s a great big hole in it?  Or is he just a plain old simple country boy enjoying his daze…(heh, heh..)  This is the kind of worry that keeps one awake at night.  A mull and ponderer’s work is never done.

One of the most joyful happenings this week has been discovering that Salisbury Greenhouse has recognized that Mullin Ponder is one of their best customers.  It’s quite obvious they have been scouting our property and custom-made a particular petunia to exactly match our red front door.  I know!  I’m also speechless.  Here’s the proof…

Thank you Salisbury Greenhouse

Thank you Salisbury.  We shall be returning to your greenhouses very soon and in all likelihood way too often.

Such excitement and joyfulness found in the yard these days as we watch in daily wonder the resurrection once again of the trees, shrubs and perennials.  And this is just the beginning.  To quote Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty we are “Happy, happy, happy“. Well said, Phil.


Here’s what’s going on in the great outdoors this week at Mullin Ponder Land. Perennials shouting “look at me, look at me – take a picture quick! before I make like a tree and leaf “. (groan. T’would be sad if it wasn’t so punny) (sorry – can’t help myself)

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This is when time should. just. slow. down.

Kristin and I were mulling outside last week as we watched Offspring working hard at his newest trade.  “I’m going to keep the yard simple this year”, says I to her.  Says she to me, “bwahahaha“.


I’ll be away now having a wee mull and ponder over my daughter-in-law’s guffaw.

The Sherlock
The Sherlock

all * = currently under investigation by Mullin Ponder Global Research Team         


Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad or TMGTB

Dear Mullin Ponder Blog,

Okay. This looks bad.

The last blog on Mullin Ponder was posted more than a year ago. This is what happens when you do too much of a Good Thing – like mulling and pondering – for a year.

I still remain a huge fan of The Art of Mull and Ponder – or TAMP (I am also a big fan of abbreviations).  However, I obviously have a lot to learn about this wonderful art form.  The following list is an example of what happens to your world when A Good Thing Becomes Bad – or – AGTBB.  So without further ado and in no particular order – Tada!…..

  • No blogging for a year which leads to
  • letting down your faithful followers (yeah, right)
  • Undone laundry will make your home look like a hoarder’s paradise. (no offense to anyone who suffers from this dreadful malady)  This leads to
  • worrying that you might be A Hoarder.
  • Undone laundry will motivate your DS (Dear Spouse) to purchase a gazillion pairs of socks and underwear and T-shirts and dress shirts.  Total count of dress shirts in our home at present is 34. That’s right. THIRTY FOUR.
  • No food – unless you have a DS who likes to eat and will grocery shop and buy Very Bad Things such as loads of meat in bulk sizes (because it was on sale – cuh!) a ton of TP (emm – that would be toilet paper), unending supply of beer and wine (the wine is for me so this should be on a separate list of Not TOO Bad’s) very expensive extra large brown eggs (why?), a very particular kind of Thick Bacon Slices, No vegetables (except for corn) no fruit (except for a huge tomato and a whole bunch of bananas. And I def do not bake so, again – why?)
  • Sleeping upon sleeping
  • hibernation – which can lead to
  • weeping upon weeping and thoughts and feelings of
  • Not Good Enough
  • Guilt and good old shame
  • hiding in your bedroom when the doorbell rings because you are too embarrassed to let anyone see your messy house
  • buying loads of pajamas (again – this should probably be filed under Not TOO Bad’s – or NTBs)
  • feeling like a large Idaho potato
  • watching episodes of “My 600 Pound Life” (oh my goodness – poor souls) hoping this will motivate you to move your bloomin’ ar*&$%^!!  Words of wisdom from Eliza Doolittle which should not be scoffed at. (oh, good word – SCOFFED)

Right.  I don’t know about you but I am now exhausted as a result of being out of practice re this blogging thingy.  So here are some pictures which I hope will make your life complete.











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The Breath of God

The Breath of God

Is this the time of Be Still!
and KNOW that you are God?
Are my thoughts of giving up being turned more to giving in?
Do I need so many visits to this black place of despair,
to bring about a fiercer cry that begs to see your light?
Do you let me feel the deapest darkness of my own humanity?
So that I will crave the fullest light of ALL that is all Christ?
Is this another chance for me so HE becomes the MORE?
Is my hardened clay being softened by the Master Potter’s touch?
Has my mould become more pliable? Is it shaped more like your Son’s?
My precious Lord and Saviour! He died to set me free!
So why continue on with thoughts of endless blame, when all was covered perfectly to free me from this shame?
JESUS did all this for me as he bled upon the tree.
He loved me with the cross and I am His eternally.
My tears now bring your healing touch and let me know you’re near.
This truly is a trial of your *mercy in disguise*.
I have found the blue of Heaven hidden in this blackest black.
It turned into a little gold when added to my soul.
Another piece of treasure that has no earthly price.
“Take rest, oh soul”, it whispers loud, “and let ME breathe in you.
The very breath of JWEH has filled my starving soul.


This word – J W E H – is the original Hebrew word meaning GOD. It can really only be pronounced like the sound of breath
*Thank you Laura Story for your song ‘Blessings’.

I am humbled by His grace that makes me answer ‘yes’.

August, 2013 Yvonne Glass


Hurry, Scurry and for sure Worry

I get caught in the web of the hurrying and scurrying, which leads to all ways of the negativity of worrying.

Like Martha who was by nature a doer, a shaker and a mover. I am grateful for our sister Martha, loved so much by Jesus. For how else would I know about the better Mary way? If not for the empathy I feel for a Martha day?

Mary knew how to bend the knee slow and low in her attitude of gratitude. Into the place. The place like no other of rest, comfort and peace, at the feet Jesus, Lord of her life. In this place she knew the calm soul joy of what our sweet sister Ann V. wrote of:

“The Virus of Distraction is cured by the art of Subtraction”

In the humbling of myself, I can completely exhale the toxic waste of haste, and deep breath into the fullness of that heart space, that unique room in this, my heart house, and it fills to the brim, bursting at the seams, with

Attraction to Jesus

thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.                                                                                                                                                                                Surely, goodness and loving-kindness shall follow me all the days of my life:                                                                                                                                                      and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah for the length of the days.”

Psalm 23: Darby Translation

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Edmonton, Alberta’s First Real Life In Courage Meet Up

Today in the year two thousand and thirteen, on the twenty seventh day of April, the above momentous occasion took place at one of Edmonton’s finer coffee establishments.

Lorraine and Yvonne had a great connect during a wonderful two hours of sisters-in-Jesus power.  The conversation was quite typical of two gal-pals meeting up for the first timesharing our deepest darkest secrets, as if we had known one another for a gazillion years.  Yvonne is obviously striving to make R.A.T. into the latest, greatest art form.  For those of you who are not familiar with the RAT term, it stands for Random Abstract Thinking.  But I think Lorraine took to this challenge extremely well, and it became quite obvious she has also been brushing up on this particular skill.

We missed our other sister-in-power, Vanessa, who was very sad to have missed this very auspicious occasion of our first RL (in)courage meeting. Take some of this courage, dear Vanessa and worry yourself not!  For we will glady arrange a re-do of today just for you!


Today there was two..next time

There will be three..next time..???

We await in Faith, Hope, and  Love of the Greatest kind,

Resting in our Great and Gentle Shepherd.