He is only eight years and five months old (today!) but he has the heart of a much older, wiser man. A man of grace and character and I am terribly pleased he is my grandson. After our big and scrumptious Thanksgiving feast, we had planned a walk, and with our bellies full and hearts light… [Read More]
My favorite holiday for many reasons. no gift expectations breaking bread giving thanks counting blessings family together the smells 4-day weekend God’s grace abundance and stuffing May your Thanksgiving celebration be filled with gratitude and joy. Rejoicing in Hope!
Eight years ago this morning, as I stood at our bathroom mirror applying makeup and preparing to go to work – I received a phone call from a nurse in an ER in Wheeling WV. She told me that she was standing there with my husband who had a broken neck. How is that for… [Read More]
In January 2011 I was inspired by a blog on Hope for Women magazine site – someone wrote a blog about being grateful and then a challenge to keep a journal of “gratefulnesses” throughout the year. I keep a journal so I jumped right in and accepted the challenge. Being a lover of paper and… [Read More]
The following was an email I received from my dear friend, Kitty, in reply to a message I sent stating, “I was in a funk”! There is a standing joke in our circle of friends, that Kitty always has OMT (one more thing) to say, in other words, she always has a “last word.” Her… [Read More]
Some resist it. Some love it. Some fight it. Some welcome it. Personally, I love change – it means God is up to something and since all good things come from Him – let it roll! Of course there are difficult changes; the death of a loved one, a bad report from your doctor, and… [Read More]
There are a lot of things in our life that we can do something about. We can change the color of our hair. We can change our weight. We can change our clothes. We can change our environment. We can even change our attitude! Yet, in God’s perfect design, there are ten immutables. Ten unchangeable… [Read More]
Many years ago while at a Writers Conference in Asheville NC, I sat in a workshop on jewelry/greeting card design and as my creative wheels were turning I doodled the design you see in the picture. During that season in my life, I served on the Board of Directors of our local Pregnancy Care… [Read More]