Endings and beginnings

Endings and beginnings

I was reading a story recently written by a widow who was going to remarry. She was explaining the collision of joy and sorrow on her wedding day. She was getting ready to marry someone she loved deeply, but at the same time still suffering from the pain in her heart...
Trusting God in the hard moments

Trusting God in the hard moments

During the past week since I wrote my last blog post about Ash Wednesday, I have probably composed nine other posts to try to open the vent valve on my brain. Writing is my therapy, but my attempts to center my thoughts by releasing them through the keyboard have been...
That time love won

That time love won

Dozens of people gathered on our deck on a warm evening in early August for hamburgers and hot dogs. Some of these people we’ve known for more than a decade. Others, we were meeting for the first time that night. Many of them have multiple kids involved in...
Why I’m looking forward to Ash Wednesday

Why I’m looking forward to Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. It is definitely NOT the most anticipated of all days on the calendar. The bigger religious “holidays” are celebrated with colored lights or pastel eggs. The theme for Ash Wednesday is darkness and ashes. We don’t observe...
What I loved in February

What I loved in February

It was really hard to type the words “loved” and “February” in one sentence. Oh my word, February! We started out with a the after effects of January’s Polar Vortex. That was followed by an ice storm, which destroyed my favorite tree....
That time I organized my house

That time I organized my house

I was looking through some stats for my blog this week, when I noticed one of my pins on Pinterest has significantly more traffic than anything else I have ever pinned. It was a photo of the inside of my bathroom cabinet at my old house. I had placed four simple...