What you will find here

This is a place to examine plans filled with hope; plans which promise a refuge from chaos; plans which will shape our futures. Veterans with and without PTSD, Pentecostal Presbyterians, Adjudicated Youth, and Artists-Musicians-Writers: I write what I know. ~~~ Evelyn

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Frogs


by Evelyn Rainey

Expect it to hurt like Hell.

You will heal.

Expect it to be messy.

You will wash.

Expect your heart to be broken.

You will find love again.

Expect your body to die.

Your soul is eternal.

Friday, July 27, 2012

There's a Hole in My Foodbot

To the tune of There’s a Hole in my Bucket

There’s a hole in my foodbot, Salt Yarrow, Salt Yarrow
There’s a hole in my foodbot, Salt Yarrow, a hole!
Well fix it First Chief, First Chief, First Chief.
Well fix it First Chief, First Chief fix it!
With what shall I fix it, Salt Yarrow, Salt Yarrow?
With what shall I fix it, Salt Yarrow, with what?
With a tyndale First Chief, First Chief, First Chief.
With a tyndale First Chief, First Chief a tyndale.
(the tyndale was too weak to do the job, so it needed a battery, which was in the storeroom but the storeroom was locked and the captain had the key.But the captain was on shore leave, and on and on.)
It’s too weak

Well juice it
With what
A battery
Don’t have one
Then get one
Where is one
In the storeroom
It’s locked
Unlock it
With what
With a key
Don’t got one
Then get one
From where
The captain
He’s dirtside
Go find him
In what
A shuttle
Can’t fly one
I’ll fly one
Where will we find him
In a tavern
Doing what
Drinking whiskey

Songs and Stories from A Filker’s Companion to Bedina’s War

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


In this life, there is more Grace than Sin, more Joy than Sorrow, and more Hope than Despair. Mission

Scriptures from A Filker’s Companion to Bedina’s War

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tadpoles 7

Simple Sand

by Evelyn Rainey

Sometimes you feel insignificant

Unable to change things



Like a grain of sand in a vast desert.

We are grains of sand

The ones

God promised to Abraham

Thousands of years ago.

And millions of grains of sand

Make a mountain

And mountains

Can be moved by faith.

And faith comes by hearing the word of God

Which I know is in your heart.

Monday, July 23, 2012

She was a young world, as worlds go.  An untainted world, fresh, whose magic was still strong.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tadpoles 6

Bedina's War Chapter 1

Actually, you'll have to click here.  LOL

Comfort publishing is incredible!  I am so very honored to be one of their authors. (They also published my first book - Minna Pegeen.)  Reed Karriker has set up the website for my book.  The button above is "stolen" from that page, as is the link to the first chapter.  There are links to Amazon and Barnes&Noble as well as my social networks.  Let me know what you think of the page and the first chapter. 

And you know -- I'll be delighted to autograph a copy for you!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tadpoles 5

Dedication of Bedina's War

It is my honor to dedicate this book to all members of the

military, past, present, and future, who know War intimately

and irrevocably. I also wish to thank the families of soldiers,

those who
with silent courage wait behind each door.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Spa'Lab Got Lost in a Storm

To the tune of Somebody Got Lost in a Storm

Spa’Lab he got lost in a storm. 
Spa’Lab he got lost in a storm. 
Spa’Lab got lost. 
Spa’Lab got lost. 
Spa’Lab he got lost in a storm. 

Songs and Stories from A Filker’s Companion to Bedina’s War

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


It’s better to sit than to fall.   Spa’Lab

Scriptures from A Filker’s Companion to Bedina’s War

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

tadpoles at rest

Raining Frogs!

About a month ago, just as my summer vacation began, I bought an 8 foot pool for Daisy - who loves to swim!  She enjoyed it for two days, but the morning of the third day, the surface was covered in little black round balls -- frog eggs.

Daisy continued enjoying her pond, and the eggs soon hatched  into little tiny tadpoles.

I fed them lettuce (they liked the Spring Mix) and store-bought fish food (pond sticks). 
Tomato slices and veggie parts were also consumed with joy and vigor.

Took three weeks, but they formed back legs and REALLY ate!  Feeding frenzies each morning made me realize just how many tadpoles Daisy & I had -- probably about a thousand.  Look for yourself and decide!

baby duck

What will we do when the grid falls? 

Do you know what hashtags are?  Nope, not those crunchy yummy fried things from potatoes we eat with scrambled eggs. 

My next book -- Bedina's War -- is coming out August 1, 2012.  A lot of you have already gotten copies -- thanks!!!

But along those lines, my great publishers (Comfort) have strongly encouraged me to start a Twitter account.
Well, done, but blindly so.  EvelynRainey 
Now I have to find time to post 3 - 5 times a week.  (My shingles came back at the thought!)  I'm a very busy person (too busy, according to many friends, relatives, and members of the medical profession). 
So I've figured out a method by which I spend an hour at a time and pre-post a whole bunch of things here on this blog (which I have neglected terribly since April - those of you who know me well know why).  And then I'll just log on to here three times a week and click the facebook and the twitter buttons and log back off. 
I'm supposed to retweet and comment on my followings and followers on tweet, so I'll figure out what the HECK that means - but not today.

Today I'm going to download all the pictures of my tadpoles and consequential frogs I have been raising this summer. THOUSANDS OF THEM!  It's been fascinating.  At first I thought they might be Cuban Tree Frogs - which is a bad thing - but now I know they are Southern Cricket Frogs.  Cutest little critters!  I'll be sharing pics! OOps, not frog-gigging picks!  Pictures!