I’ve been reading L.M.Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series. I’m almost done with the third one. If I begin writing a little too flowery, that’s why. I lifted my head from the book this morning and thought, “I’m afrost with delight o’er the thought of what will be accomplished today.” Continue reading
As long as there are feet, as long as there are back-packs, coats and karate belts, as long as all boys need to shed whatever burden they carry upon entering a building, there should be mudrooms.
Our house didn’t have one. Continue reading
A few years back I had a strange morning. A morning in which the backhand of criticism and the forehand of encouragement both took their shots. In a matter of minutes I was presented with two scenarios, I am either a poor example of protection and security over my children, or a rich one. Continue reading
Sitting in my usual spot on the back porch I’m amazed as my stillness allows the presence of tiny winged creatures to buzz nearer to me than I am accustomed. These colorful fellows and subdued dames with long beaks and fragile frames dart in and out of my shaded sanctuary almost all day long in pursuit of nectar.
They never used to do this.
I never, ever saw them in my backyard or anywhere near the house.
It started a couple months ago when I did something I’d never done before. Continue reading
“I didn’t get anything done.” The words hang around me constantly. Nagging “guilt flies” that swarm about my face in irritating flashes of my cluttered scenery.
The dryer door open, clothes half unloaded.
The living room half dusted, fluff and yellow handled duster still lying on the credenza.
The dish drainer half full, soapy water, now cold, and the pots left soaking in it. Continue reading
Did I really need a new dry erase menu board? Well, not if you define need as “wouldn’t survive without,” but if you saw the old one…you might call it a need too. Continue reading
Eric spoke of the trial of inconvenience and the faltering steps of ministry. “…something comes up and all you want to do is go home and have a cheeseburger or go to a Target and pick up dental floss without having to factor in a six hour drive in both…
I must visit this store, Louisville Modern Antiques.
Just thought I’d share a little story about prayer answered and God’s abundant but practical grace.
Tuesday morning I was barely on time as we headed out the door for school, only to find that my van wouldn’t start. I Continue reading