Firewood

During the Texas snow/ice storm, I saw a post on Facebook that made me smile. It was a photo of a front yard covered in tree branches, and said, “It’s raining firewood.” I needed to see that because the most unnerving part of that week for me was the location of our home. The houseContinue reading “Firewood”

Love and Light

Today is her birthday and she turned 21. She’s not here though. She’s in England. It’s an odd feeling for both of us. We were texting the other night about her turning 21, and she said, “I wish I were five.” Well, my darling. I remember five, and wondered if I’d do anything different? ThenContinue reading “Love and Light”

Leave the Light On

I’m sitting here at my desk pondering the neighborhood. We have new neighbors that moved in across the street, and I didn’t take them a plate of baked goods, like normal. The front window is open, so the cat has more room to lay in it. Our Google mini is perched on the window sill,Continue reading “Leave the Light On”

The Disco Ball

I let it go years ago, but it came back into my life this Christmas. It was introduced in one of my very first posts in June of 2014 entitled, A Little Bit of Everything. Releasing it from it’s hook attached to the old oak tree, only to discover it crawling with ants. They hadContinue reading “The Disco Ball”

A Simpler Life

This year, I’ve been pondering the front yard. Coffee in hand, I heard someone mowing. A landscaping company was maintaining a couple of yards nearby. My yard needs help, and today was the day to ask for it. God’s perfect timing. Last year, I did nothing with the yard. Grass doesn’t grow due to theContinue reading “A Simpler Life”

Dare to Believe

Is there a dream in your heart? They say a dream will never leave you, unlike an ‘idea’ we soon forget. You will have ideas toward your dream. Stepping stones. Jot them down. That dream that God placed in my heart…It’s still there. When I need encouragement toward my dream, I pull it up inContinue reading “Dare to Believe”

Watching the Sunrise

My zen is waking up early, before the day begins. When it’s still dark outside, but to do that, I go to sleep early. That was the scenario lastnight. By 9:00 pm, my daughter and I were getting sleepy. She chuckled and asked, “Is it too early to go to bed?” By 9:30, we wereContinue reading “Watching the Sunrise”

To Feel Him

I have done a lot of things that make me look like an idiot. Probably one of my all time favorites was when I would praise and worship God on a pier. I woke up this morning, snagged a cup of Joe, and stepped outside. I love to stand on my front porch, feel theContinue reading “To Feel Him”

Ya Gotsta Move It Move It

This little farm house has been our ‘Safe Haven’ for almost two years. Last December, I wrote out my goals for 2015. A new house was not on the page, but everything I listed was going to lead us to more. God knows your heart, and He knows when it’s time to move. We haveContinue reading “Ya Gotsta Move It Move It”

The Christmas Ornament

Today I went in search of a Christmas gift for my son. He just turned 27, never asks for anything and doesn’t need much to be happy. I went to my favorite downtown area and strolled through the shops. Found items that came close, but not quite right. Went into one shop that looked likeContinue reading “The Christmas Ornament”