From My House to Yours… It sure felt good to get the house cleaning done. Now it was time to celebrate. Don’t you just love that feeling when your house is clean and in order? My celebration consisted of treating myself to a good cup of coffee, with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top, and…

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Oh no! What was that noise? Without moving, or even peeking out from under the covers, I knew what that noise was: it was rain. My heart sank! Yesterday’s weather forecast sure was wrong. Today was suppose to be sunny and warm, yet the sound of pelting rain immediately contradicted that prediction. My first thought…

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Today’s another overcast grey morning. There’s been several of those lately, but today the rain has finally stopped. It has left the ground saturated and solemnly quiet, except for the amplified sounds of the birds chirping outback. What a great backdrop for the Lord to step into the morning and let me know: “Here I…

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I have to say, I love getting to open my windows for the first time each year. I consider that, more than the date on the calendar, the official arrival of Spring. There is something symbolic about “Opening the Windows” and welcoming in those fresh breezes of the new season. It’s one of those gifts…

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It was just a month ago: I was sitting here browsing through my seed catalogs. One of my greatest joys of early Spring is imagining what to plant and getting my orders together. The birds had arrived, the grass was already turning green. Life was normal. Everyone around me went to work and school in…

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Once upon a time… As soon as you saw those words, did you wonder where this story was going? Most of us do! And it’s probably because those four little words, “Once Upon a Time,” have become a classic storyline opener. The moment we hear them up on the big screen, or see them written…

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Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year I have finally gotten back to my normal routine. How about you? No matter if it’s work, school, or family routines, it always seems to take awhile, especially after the craziness of the Holidays are over, but it sure feels good when you find…

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The Gift Every Christmas, just like you, I’m faced with the decision of what gift is best for each person on my list. Which one do I choose can become a bit of a dilemma. However, if there was such a thing as an “adorable scale,” a puppy would rank right at the top. Imagine…

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Taking a long deep breath, I realized I had slept the whole night through. Oh thank you Lord! I lay there in the darkness for a few seconds longer, until a few more breaths triggered the realization of a smell that was all too familiar: COFFEE! I really had slept all night long, which meant…

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Have you ever noticed how milestone events have a way of making us stop and take a closer look at where we are in our life? Weddings, funerals, births, and graduations, they often cause us to re-evaluate where we are and even where we have been. We reflect on the past, but at the same…

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