Did I Mess Up Already?

So my last post.... I share my big dream to the extent I know it.  I say something about "...be joyful, blah, blah...regardless of circumstance, blah, blah...write, blah, blah...be encouraging, blah, blah"...... This week... I don't want to write a post AT ALL because I couldn't stay joyful and I feel like a failure so why …

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Do all roads lead home?

I've been gone a few days.  I've been "home" for a couple. Writing has eluded me.  My mind is overloaded and my heart is sad. Family and love call me south.  Family and obligation call me north. It looks like Interstate 5 and my trusty car will get a work out this summer.  And that's ok... ... …

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Encouraging One Another

The trees we haven't planted yet... propped against the workshop... just can't wait to bloom. Promise. A new friend calls... "How'd it go" ...so we talk about that. And she tells me about her garden and the great find from the thrift shop and what they're having for dinner and I can't help but smile because I can …

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Mattie Mae

I've done a lot of praying for wisdom and strength lately, but today I asked for something new. JOY. I need joy.  This house sorely needs joy. I was flooded with memories of my great-grandmother. She had no material wealth that I know of.  Almost all the years I knew her she lived with her youngest daughter, Ruth, …

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