{Life in General} The ME That God Sees

I am uncomfortable. It’s a good kind of discomfort. The kind that stretches, molds and refines. A lump of clay in the Potter’s hand. Pottery in the kiln. I was chatting with a friend today and she mentioned how she appreciated that I try to be “real” in what I write here. And, I do Read More …

{In the Garden} Grandmothers & Hydrangeas

I remember the big “snowball bush” beside my grandmother’s front porch. Now I know they are called hydrangeas, but every time I see one, I think of her. Hydrangeas make me think of hot summer days, childhood and family gatherings at Grandmother’s house … popcorn popped in bacon fat … picking apples from her tree Read More …

{Around the House} What’s Your Style?

Country, Modern, Rustic, Transitional, Arts & Crafts, Shabby Chic, Contemporary … what’s your style? Most people don’t know. They just know if they like something – or not. But understanding your style, whether it’s strictly defined by a name or your own unique loose interpretation, will help you splash your personality within the walls of Read More …

{Be Still} HOPE: Lost and Found

Someone is watching me. One of the primary pop-up ads I get online is for a small tracking device I can use so I don’t lose my keys, or my phone, or my purse … how do they know I’m the Queen Loser-of-all-things-unattached? I’m pretty good with my purse. I mostly use just a small Read More …

{World Views} Managua, Nicaragua

I just returned from a week in Managua, Nicaragua. This trip is very fresh in my mind, so I thought I would take you there today. Honestly, the flight for this trip ranked among the top two worst ever for me. I’ve flown dozens of times since my first flight at the age of 20 Read More …

{Off the Shelf} “Coming Up for Air” by Margaret Becker

Have you ever spent a weekend with a large group of people? Maybe a retreat or a conference? I’ve been to many of both. And, as an introvert, a large group of people extended over a couple of days is a serious stretch for me. I LOVE people. In small quantities. Briefly. Only because, as Read More …