Music to my ears..

A strange and beautiful thing happened this week-end. I went outside to sit on our back porch and immediately became aware of the most delightful sounds of children laughing and squealing; our neighbors were having a birthday party for one of their kids. I closed my eyes as I swung in our hammock chair; joyful…

Sunny side up!

I gave my mom a big hug and a kiss on Mother’s Day..the first in over a year. Driving home from her house my husband and I thought back to those initial dark days in 2020 when we would deliver food to her garage fully decked out in masks and latex gloves, wiping down all…

In search of joy..

The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again.. “It’s all about me..me..me..me..”…

“Signature you”

The mailman who delivers to the downtown, historic shopping district in our area tragically drowned recently. The merchants he used to see every day are all in mourning. “Calvin was part of the family” one of the shop owners said, he’d open the door and always have something funny to say like “HONEY, I’M HOME!”…

Sight vs. Vision

Our pastor recently challenged us to create our personal vision for 2021 and beyond. He discussed the difference between sight (seeing what’s right in front of us) and vision (that which we cannot see or touch, but can imagine.) I don’t know about you, but so much of 2020 was spent dealing with, and reacting…

Welcome to the Wilderness

My husband and I are listening to an audiobook that includes many stories of survival in the wilderness. One thing’s for sure, if my man took off into the mountains, he’d not only survive, he’d have an Airbnb made of sticks and grizzly bear pelt up and running in about two weeks..with rudimentary plumbing and…