A Steady Pace

There’s a section of my drive home where the view is spectacular. The road sits high, and begins winding it’s way through the Texas Hill-country. It’s not a very long stretch of hill-country, but it’s my favorite part of the drive. The view is distracting which makes keeping my eyes on the road a challenge. […]

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Less Is More

I bought a Papyrus Christmas card to mail to my sister. Inscribing the note was pure joy. The card is a gift within itself. As I prepared the card to mail, it felt like giving quality over quantity. There was a time I believed more is more, but less is more for me. To focus […]

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Peonies in December

This particular grocery store has a row of fresh cut flowers on display as soon as you enter. I pause, look and smile. Strolling by the row of buckets, each containing fresh cut bouquets, I stood still and gazed at the last bucket. There stood our favorite flower. The Peony. This flower is prevalent in […]

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The Fire Pit

To step outside and smell a fireplace going or a wood pile being burned. It’s a cozy smell this time of year. In the post, Be at Home it was mentioned our house doesn’t have a fireplace, so I bought an electric one. That’s a wonderful option for inside, but it doesn’t have that real […]

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Savor the Moments

The best email of the week. “Barbara…Your Holiday candle is here!” My daughter laughed as I put this reminder in my calendar. “Only my Mother schedules a candle pickup”, she quipped. Life is not all business. You have to schedule in goodness too. The lady who sent the email owns a local shoppe and we’ve […]

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There’s No Rush

The hibiscus in my previous post has another bloom. It was just starting to open, but I wondered how quickly it would bloom, so I snapped this picture to capture the moment. Each morning, I take a moment to step out on the front porch to assess my surroundings. They are a reflection of the care […]

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Someday’s You’re Living

My daughter backed her Jeep into my truck. It was my mistake for leaving it sitting there. I hadn’t pulled all the way into my side of the driveway. My daughter was with me at the time and I was trying to leave her extra room to get out of the truck. The tree branches […]

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It’s Only Pizza!

Everyday at the pizza place is different. It depends on who and how many walk in. When I leave to go home, God shows me a little snippet of why I’m there. Last night was no exception. I made mistakes. I work the front of the restaurant alone. Lastnight, several families came in at once. […]

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Wait… — Storyshucker

I’m watching from my window today. For a few minutes more, at least. Saturday errands call, but right now the view into the garden has my willpower paralyzed. Soothed by the peaceful nothingness happening out there, I stare blissfully through the glass a little longer. Oh well. I need to start those errands. Yawn, stretch, […] […]

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