Finding Our Seat At The Table

Finding Our Seat At The Table

Last week I was away at a conference. One of the mornings we had a ladies breakfast. Normally I’m up for these kinds of things but on that particular day with no caffeinated drink in my system — along with a rough night’s sleep — it was turning into a false-start kind of morning. Other … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day Recipe

A Mother’s Day Recipe

I had a sweet surprise this week. All my kids were home Sunday night into Monday morning. It was a treat. I did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile — BAKE!!! I enjoy working in the kitchen. It relaxes me to bake and cook for others. I enjoy the process and the presentation.  … Continue reading

Jumping Into a New Adventure

Jumping Into a New Adventure

In the first few weeks of living here I was sitting in my favorite place–my back deck. The sun was shining and a soft breeze was blowing through the trees. As I sat there enjoying a book and soaking in the vitamin D I heard a rustling in the trees. My first thought was “there’s … Continue reading

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Have you ever had those times when you wish things would move faster? Final days of pregnancy Closing date on your home The countdown to saying, “I do” Yet when that time comes not only do we feel complete joy and relief we find a whole new set of situations to face. We think the … Continue reading

Not the Way I Wanted to Start My Day!

Not the Way I Wanted to Start My Day!

So I’ve got a great story for your Saturday morning read: We got a new puppy right before Christmas. You might be thinking, “Oh, a sweet Christmas puppy!”  She wasn’t a new puppy in that sense, she was 8 months old so still a puppy but not a newborn. She’s still got a puppy-brain. Most of the … Continue reading

Inviting God Into Where We Live

Inviting God Into Where We Live

I love my dwelling ~ my house. It’s where I’m the most comfortable. It’s where I’m simply “me” in my leggings, fuzzy socks and baggy hoodies. It’s where I put my feet up and let my guard down. My house is not perfect nor is it always clean. At times my dishes line the counter … Continue reading

What Can We Do With Regrets of the Past?

What Can We Do With Regrets of the Past?

To anyone else this brick may seem like any other ordinary brick — nothing really special. But this ordinary, nothing special brick sits on my deck as a reminder of where I come from— a place where my early years formed who I am. We dug this brick up from the sidewalk leading to my … Continue reading