The early phone call is a nice surprise. He needs a place to crash while working in a town nearby. "Do you have room for one more tonight?" I smile because there's always been room since the day we brought him home from the hospital. And let me tell you he needs lots of room… Continue reading This way to Peace.
The podcaster's words grab me, "Nostalgia, or at least remaining nostalgic for long periods of time, is a sin. Looking back, attempting to return to what once was, is faithless living." I literally shuddered with defense when he called nostalgia a sin. Don't misunderstand, remembering days gone by was not his focus. He talked about… Continue reading Don’t Look Back…
It's early. Really early when my eyes open wide. I roll over hoping for another hour of sleep, but sleep won't come. Before I count to ten my thoughts run. Twenty more days until Christmas. Less than three weeks to get it all done. I need to order this, and pick up that. What in… Continue reading I Can’t Drive 55
Advent slips in without much fanfare as hunters head off long before the break of dawn. As they stand in the wetlands of my son's new home state, my daughter and I sip coffee and prepare for our Sunday morning journey. Most Sundays you'll find the two of us worshipping within the walls of our… Continue reading Journey to the Manger
Two weeks ago I broke my hard and fast rule of no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. My young adult children may read this and wonder what in the world has happened to me. It is not a rule I think everyone should adhere to because I'm not even sure where I came up with… Continue reading Clean up on Aisle 3!
It's one of those busy days in the shop. I have lots to do and just when I get focused something draws me away. A phone call here, a request for help there, an email to send, facebook posts to make. My to do list is all over the board, and so am I. That's… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Who I Am
When the time falls back and darkness beats me home, my evening actities change. I've been waiting for this season, prepping for the long hours indoors, gathering the necessary supplies and stacking them in the cabinet. My most recent aquisition has me all giddy with anticipation. I picked it up on my trip north to… Continue reading Process Over Product