On a Father’s day in June, I was asked to carve some inspirational quotes on a few 2 by 4’s of wood that had been a summer’s home for a few daddy long-leggers since last winter. I didn’t want to haul out the wood. I didn’t want to find my tools. I didn’t want to… Read More Sun not ShiNing
I went for a walk today in the wintry rain. Not alone. Fenway (the dog) was with me. Every step I took, he gently brushed my yoga pants…trying to shield himself from the elements. Little did he know, that God made his hair like a sponge that absorbed every drop that the cloud wrung out.… Read More New Journey – growing a spiritual life
I awake with gratitude….. as the silence of the sun gives birth to a new day Curiousity peaks of who or what may come my way Faith reminds that whatever today brings as the birds of the air joyfully sing “Your providence is enough” That happiness is not in acquiring stuff Today’s question, thought or dream… Read More Gratitude 360
After Anna Jarvis mother died in 1905, Anna conceived a way of honoring her motherʼs sacrifice by creating a special day to remember her mother. She would start the argument that American holidays were biased toward male achievements so she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians urging the adoption of… Read More The making of M O M’s day.
Todd asked me recently… why don’t you write anymore? I quickly responded… “well, I do, sorta.” Then, I looked at my posted dates of my blog – many being stamped with seasons skipped in between. Point taken. Recently, I’ve devoted a bit more time to wood carving – pretty much on purpose. It… Read More Becoming.
Today, I’m not a democrat, republican or independent. Just a momma who has crashed both political parties to see what’s being served daily in the buffet line. Food that is highly engineered, packaged and marketed for our consumption with the price of a vote versus food that has been organically grown to bear fruit in… Read More A buffet served at CNN’s townhall.
If you were to ask me when do I feel a bit of heaven on earth? Consistently speaking, I would say on any given day that I work a shift at Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch. I love to hang out with a group of friends with huge (emphasize “huge” like Trump) servant hearts and then… Read More Please help bring a bit of heaven to earth.
About 18 years ago I worked in IT for a small cruise line that own several vintage steam ships. My first transatlantic crossing was onboard a ship named the s/s Rembrandt (also known as Rotterdam, the ocean liner that sailed Queen Juliana of the Netherlands to New York) built-in 1959. We acquired this 1500… Read More Cruising the Mediterranean – out of Syria.
A knuckle thump was heard at the kitchen window. Little feet slid along the laminate floor to peak outside. Eyes are squinted, and he says, “I’m not sure, but is that a bird?” I was hoping not. He held the curtain open for me and I saw a robin’s wing stretched to the heavens… Read More Wings wide open.
Last night Drew and I were doing history homework – specifically reading about the courageous civil war generals. We had to read a paragraph on Lee, Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Davis that outlined monumental moments. Then, we had to ask ourselves what three questions did we have while (yes, while) we read the paragraph. Drew… Read More Anaconda Plan