10 Tips to Beautify and Uncomplicate Your Life

10 Tips to Beautify and Uncomplicate Your Life

Four years ago, when the pandemic began, I wondered how to respond to those first days we were shut up in our homes. Fear, anxiety, and disbelief overtook me. I didn’t know when things would be customary and reasonable again. As days went by, the situation...
Lord, Heal Me

Lord, Heal Me

I learned the power of simple prayers two years ago. My husband had a near-fatal accident when a tree fell on him unexpectedly at work. The last three words in my prayer journal the day prior were “Keep Ron safe.” Prayers don’t need to be...
Redeeming Fall and the Season of Tears

Redeeming Fall and the Season of Tears

Fall has been a challenging season for twenty-three years. My youngest of four children was born in the winter of 1999. I experienced postpartum depression as a mom feeling overwhelmed with babies, toddlers, and school-age children. In the fall of 2000, my mentor and...
Wrinkles as Your Wardrobe

Wrinkles as Your Wardrobe

There is wisdom in wrinkles. When I was in my mid-thirties, the first wrinkles appeared around my mouth. I noticed them more after waxing the hair above my lips, which were more visible because of the tan I pursued in the summer. How complicated it is to be beautiful,...
When God Asks You to Dig a Ditch

When God Asks You to Dig a Ditch

This beautiful creek runs through our backyard. It borders wide open pastures and woods behind us. It feeds our family’s cattle. It’s my sacred space.   The creek is not one formed naturally. It was dug as a ditch over 100 years ago when our neighborhood...
How an Heirloom Quilt Stitched Me Together

How an Heirloom Quilt Stitched Me Together

Not without design does God make the music of our lives. John Ruskin Saver of Things On December 31, 2022, I finished up the last stitch on an heirloom quilt I’ve worked on since April 2020 during the pandemic shutdown. It is for our first grandchild. The...

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