I love the look of open shelving, but I’m afraid I need to stow things behind cupboard doors in order to keep my work surfaces clear, and my mind uncluttered. … Read More An Uncluttered Mind
I like to design and decorate our home so that it is completely in sync with our life changes, no matter how challenging they may be. The changes continue as our lives progress, and so, I would like to share my dream Living Room with you, reader! … Read More Delightful Dreams for the Living Room
My husband claims he has never met anyone who gets so much joy from changing a couple of coffee cups and items around on a few shelves.
I think he secretly loves it that I get so excited, though, because he made the shelves for me, and he is a Big Coffee Drinker! He and I gather here very early every morning to pour a few cups and chat before getting dressed and ready to face the day.
… Read More Hospitality: The Coffee Bar
This past Sunday, my husband invited two new families from our church home with us for the afternoon. I rushed home, searching through the pantry… I had 3 cans of Tuna Fish on hand, and flour tortillas. With very basic ingredients, we were able to feed 3 families a delicious, casual meal of tuna roll ups, soup and salad, with Tasty Cakes for Dessert.… Read More Hospitality: How to Cut the Costs of Entertaining
We can “flavor the community” with salt in this manner, by practicing sharing and giving. Hospitality does not mean always having parties, showers, and dinners. It is more than that.… Read More Hospitality: Entertaining as Ministry
Whether it be drinking a cup of coffee together, or having an elaborate banquet, the object of hospitality is to give something of ourselves for the enjoyment of others.… Read More Hospitality: Open Heart, Open Home
And while we wait… we have a Hope and Joy that runs deeper still ♥ I pray all readers will know that kind of Love. … Read More Stirrings of my Heart
I am taking charge of my life; nurturing it, giving myself little rewards when I overcome; hoping that the balance within will reveal itself through the smile on my face, and the gleam in my eyes. … Read More Possessing Godly Character
We always dressed our house up in a bit of Green, for this was Dad’s favorite color. His birthday came with Chocolate cake and Green Ice Cream. After I married, I continued my bringing out of Green from the beginning of March through the 17th. … Read More The Cafe on St. Patrick’s Day
At the least beautiful moments of my life, I have been encouraged by strangers. Embarrassing times. Times when I feel that I have utterly failed. One such stranger uttered a small phrase, “This too, shall pass.”… Read More Unsuspected Encouragement