And then the butter splattered everywhere!

Although I try not to dwell on it, there is a bit of stress created by this whole process of moving– the little stresses of not being able to find some favorite book or piece of jewelry because its packed in a box and the bigger stresses of anticipating that feeling a little like you are in a fish bowl on moving day.  Yesterday surrounded by the boxes at my parents’ new parsonage and with thoughts on our own approaching moving day, I had a mini breakdown in the middle of the kitchen.  Thankfully my mother and my husband were both around and were quick to give the strong supportive...more

If I Could Keep You Little

Book Review of If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond...more

Growing in Gratitude: Expectations

Growing in Gratitude:  A weekly series on “Daily Musings on Life Together” The psalmist wrote, “Sing a joyful noise to the Beloved all peoples of the earth!  Serve the Lord with a glad heart!  Join hands in the great Dance of Life!” (from Nan Merrill’s Psalms for Praying).  Join me in this dance each Monday as I practice giving thanks for things big, small, tangible, and intangible.  Feel free to count your blessings in the comments....more

His and Hers: 12 years old

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Lessons of Porch Time

I hope you’ll excuse my tardiness.  We are in Broxton and that means we are on “porch time.”  Keeping time by watching the sunshine as it crosses the blue gray planks of the porch floor, by counting the cars as they pass, or by Grammy’s calls to join her at the table is a gift and a blessing that I must soak up while I am here.  Just as I settled in to write this morning one of the trucks passing slowed to a stop and my dear second cousin once or twice removed Charlie joined us on the porch for a nice visit.  He interrupted Grammy’s breakfast preparations, but all that d...more
Porch time sounds lovely!more

His and Hers: Coffee

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Growing in Gratitude: Choices

Growing in Gratitude:  A weekly series on "Daily Musings on Life Together" The psalmist wrote, "Sing a joyful noise to the Beloved all peoples of the earth!  Serve the Lord with a glad heart!  Join hands in the great Dance of Life!" (from Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying).  Join me in this dance each Monday as I practice giving thanks for things big, small, tangible, and intangible.  Feel free to count your blessings in the comments....more

His and Hers: THE Chair

Have you seen those chairs in Brookstone?  The big black leather chairs that give you a total body massage.  The chairs that cost almost as much as a small car and that you can "test drive."  The chairs like the one Caleb is reclining in in the picture below....more