Kind mothers of babes allow me to care for their little ones now and then to cure my blues for another child. It is healthy, really…… Read More Baby in the house (again)
We follow three major rules: ride your bike and have fun, treat the community with respect and assume personal responsibility.… Read More Just What the Doctor Ordered… A Weekend in the Country
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
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
It is difficult to remain tranquil when there is conflict with what one hears from the culture, and what one knows is truly best.… Read More November Traditions
Living each day with Eternity in mind… … Read More The Cottage’s Quote of the Week
My mother always told us, “Only boring people are bored.” I find myself adopting this same attitude in my own home. My parents’ tactics must have worked, because I have not had one boring day in my entire adult life. … Read More Five Things to Do When the Kids Say “I’m Bored”
End and beginnings~ there are no such things. There are only middles
… Read More Ends, and Beginnings