Memories are like treasures stored in a bank’s safety deposit box. My goal is to make as many deposits into this memory store as possible this season. … Read More Dear Friends
I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can… Read More Time is Filled with Swift Transition
Reflecting on the greatest gift that is ever been given, we light a candle and have a special advent devotional each morning until Christmas Day, starting today. We talked extensively about the Christ child, the one who came to this earth and lived as a poor person after being a KING in heaven.
… Read More Glad Tidings to All
These words are from one of my favorite hymns… “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” .
I am holding onto that Hand… From the moment I wake up in the morning, until the moment that sleep enters body, I can truly feel God’s hand on my life. I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can; & Jesus… pressing into Him like never before. … Read More The Heart of Courage
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
I love my daily rituals, and have learned to repeat the phrase, “All in a Day’s work” many times when I tire and am so weary, like when someone spills something at the end of doing the cleaning. It really helps me check my attitude! … Read More All in a Day’s Work
I love the Fourth of July. Our family celebrates it in much the same ways as any other family in the country: A picnic, a dip in the pool, a campfire with roasted (burnt)marshmallows, and finally, fireworks. But we also celebrate the MEANING of the day. … Read More Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Grandmother Vivianne loved Red Cardinals, and so I have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
June is the month I catch up with my sister and nieces, gabbing and frolicking in the water and lazing around poolside while all of our children swim. Bring on the Summer… I am ready!
… Read More Farewell to May…
Amy Carmichael, missionary to India once said, “In acceptance lies peace.” I truly believe that. When I need to feel great peace, I get very still, pray, and listen. Somehow, God ALWAYS makes it clear to me that deep inside of me, below the crashing turmoil and waves of the pressures around me, there lies a PEACE and a Calm to which I can retreat.… Read More The Great Escape