Google photos sent me a notification yesterday. It wanted to show me what happened on this day or this week last year. It was interesting to see all that has happened over the last 8 years. Of interest, was a lilac tree that I had taken a picture of last year. It was in beautiful … Continue reading Blossoms
It sounds like a sad story. In a way it is. It's about a journey of mistakes and forgiveness. An adventure of fun and learning. We each have our own road that takes us home and finally, when we get to heaven it will all be forgotten. I am thinking about my dad and the … Continue reading The Road to Forgotten
I often find that my kitchen easily transforms into a sanctuary. It's a place of worship, confessions, and thanksgiving. I feed my family and friends, but I also feed their souls. Soapy hands reach to cleanse dirty dishes, scrub pots and wipe a little face. Pausing for a moment but sometimes minutes. Slowing to rhythms … Continue reading Kitchen Sanctuary
"Normal is really just a setting on your dryer". I find those words to be very true. But I want normal nonetheless. I want normal, but it seems elusive. Maybe normal is traditional? The times as of late have established a "new normal". I don't want this "new normal. I want the normal of what … Continue reading FMF: Normal
I am not excited about REJOICE Always. I realize that might grate on a few people, but I am just being honest about where I am at. Now because I feel this way doesn't make me right, because I know God is asking me to rejoice even when circumstances are not how I would have … Continue reading Rejoice Always?
There they all are again! UG! I do not like grackles. They chase away all the nice birds, all the pretty birds. I stomped around my kitchen fretting about the attendees at my bird feeder. God quietly reminded me that grackles need to be fed also. Not all the birds he created are "pretty" as … Continue reading Grackles!
If there is one meal I think most about in a day, it would be breakfast. Breakfast is the best, especially on weekends. For me, I like to make my breakfasts big. Pancakes, sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice- ah! Perhaps I like the feelings that go with it. A relaxed state a mind, … Continue reading Breakfast!
With the addition of Trey in our home, we have had to readjust from empty nesters to nesters. He is now mobile in his walker and makes the rounds on the Babytona circuit- from the kitchen, into the hallway, up the hallway around into the foyer, through the foyer into the dinning room, and from … Continue reading Garden of Good and Evil
The sun is rising and for me it is hard to refrain from going out on my patio and witness the birth of another day. The sun radiates glory, the bird sing out their hymns of praise. I refrain from moving, in awe of the splendor of the sunrise. Its beauty melts my heart. It … Continue reading FMF: Refrain
If it's one thing I know that with steal your peace, it's fear. Fear is destructive. It attacks the very foundation of your faith which is peace. Peace is productive. It quiets and stills us. It helps us focus and move about mentally, physically, and spiritually. This new virus outbreak has some seriously questionable intent. … Continue reading Fear is Infectious