Grow Beauty and Flourish

The love of gardening is a seed sown that never dies. Gertrud Jekyll While Little June slept the morning away, we moved scraggly, overgrown mums from our window boxes, and planted zinnias and alyssum in their place. I’m not sure if zinnias were the best choice for the boxes, but it was all the garden…

When Life Overflows

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision, and change. Richard Branson I wanted to call this post Her Arms are Strong for the Task, based on one of the notorious Proverbs 31 woman’s character traits. Yes, I very much wanted it to be so. Strong arms would be just the thing for…

The Wandering Continues: Human Kindness

Our morning started off with a BANG! We had lots of rain in the night and a bunch of it gathered on top of our awning. The weight eventually bent the awning support and brought everything crashing down. What a sound! Our neighbors heard it and came over to see if everyone was alright and…

Wandering on Purpose

We have been adventuring! We decided that it was time we made a more significant effort to get away regularly. When you travel between homes, it makes it harder to set aside a specific time to relax and regroup. The reality of owning two places is that we go from house to house, spending much…

Evidence of Love

My six-year-old granddaughter, Brielle, never shows up empty-handed when she comes to visit. Many times, she’s the first of her tribe of seven into the house. She always rushes to the kitchen where she knows she’ll find me and delivers her latest note or picture. This week, it was a drawing of me holding her…

Vanilla Ice Cream

I love ice cream. So when I was gifted with an abundance of half and half, naturally my mind went directly to that sweat treat. I searched around for a recipe that worked with my pantry items and ice cream maker. The one I found was super simple. I decided to go with the basic…

Don’t Walk Away

There is a very short story in the Bible that makes many people, Christian and non-Christian alike, wonder about God’s goodness. Until my daughter brought it to my attention recently, I had never read it before. It seems Elisha, a prophet of God, was being called names by a group of young men. Elisha cursed…

Pasta Carbonara

My Instant Pot has been getting a lot of use lately. I have found that if I use it to prepare food, it keeps my kitchen much cooler, which I truly appreciate. The house seems to be at its warmest when I have to start dinner and it’s very tempting to just get on the…

Unleash Your Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11 I received a comment on my recent post Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie? that…

Be the Good

The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 1 Peter 4:7 Now that I’ve got your attention, let me say I don’t know when the end of all things will arrive, but for me, it may be sooner than others. You see, I put…