Faith

Naptime Blessings

Naptime Blessings

My friend Karen was babysitting her great grandson, Carter. Carter, age 4, is an active and busy boy, so after lunch, Karen – G.G. to Carter -- was ready for a little break. She ...

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This Week

Freedom, Sweet Freedom

At our country home north of town, the 12 of us stood silently on the freshly mowed ground, our faces lifted to the sky. Stuffed full of potato salad, hamburgers and our favorite summer “farm food”, everyone was a little sleepy.  Only the busily blinking fireflies were fully awake…

06 Jul 9:38 AM 1 Read More...

Letting Go

I am uptight, set in my ways a little close-minded and terribly structured. I admit these faults openly, I pray to be released from them and I work to recognize when they take over in me. I guess I can be grateful that I am at least aware of…

06 Jul 9:37 AM 2 Read More...

Gifts are Best When Shared

I generally avoid idolizing celebrities or athletes. It’s not that I don’t ever admire people and their values, talents and character, but let’s face it, people are people. Just like I let myself down from time-to-time, the people we choose to look up let us…

29 Jun 8:20 AM 0 Read More...

When You Expect Better

When I was five months pregnant with our first child, my husband and I took a trip to Santa Fe.

Art, ruins, food, turquoise jewelry, and one last, baby free adventure.

Before the trip, I carefully investigated hotels. I searched online, read reviews, asked friends, and booked the perfect place…

27 Jun 7:00 AM 5 Read More...

Recognizing Peace and Serenity

Mornings on the deck, just after sunrise, a cup of coffee in hand, the warm newly risen sun on my face, brightly colored flowers in various pots and containers, crickets and birds serenading me and the faint smell of wet grass & flowers in the air. Peace and serenity to…

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Spoonful

My Grandma Kate loved to tell this story about her youngest daughter, Linda. When Linda was about three, she took her mother’s big serving spoon outside to dig in the dirt. That spoon was a dominant utensil in my grandmother’s kitchen. It’s use outside as a toy…

22 Jun 8:26 AM 2 Read More...
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