Trees turning red and yellow. I love fall. The crisp damp-ish mornings with clear blue skies. I love the colorful leaves. No longer are things growing so rapidly as they did during the summer months. The long light filled evenings are disappearing. Instead, it cools down and we move indoors. We walk most mornings and I enjoy watching the changes in nature—even in a city neighborhood where I live. I notice the trees are turning red. Did you...Read More
He wanted to be married to a Christ-follower. That was me. Yesterday, September 13, was a day to remember and celebrate. It was five years ago on September 13, 2013 that Jim asked me to marry him. I was surprised, yet not so surprised that he popped the question. There was a feeling about him when we met for coffee that first face-to-face meeting. We met online first. I liked his profile. He liked mine. There were questions asked on...Read More
I’m a mug snob. We moved to a new month on Saturday. September. For fun, I decided I’d photograph a different mug where I’d been in the past. I’m a mug snob. I wouldn’t choose a metal or plastic cup unless that’s all there was. I love my mug collection. Each morning Jim surprises me with a different mug filled with French roasted coffee. Here’s my selection from this week: Yukon Territory,...Read More
I resist change.
There has been sadness in my life lately, not so much directly to me, but closer than I want. Good friends have died, a friend will be experiencing loss very soon, someone’s health has changed and there are challenges in those changes. Each time I hear of a loss, I have a clutch in my heart. Will I be next? Will I have to say goodbye again?…….
I’m going to leave–try anyway–those things that are completely out of my hands to the Maker of life–and death–and illness–and growing–and change.Read More
I’m up for the challenge, but that’s not what’s on my mind today…. My heart is heavy this morning. I’ve just completed a whirlwind four days at a writer’s conference where I was challenged in many ways. I met new friends and renewed old ones too. I was stimulated to try something different. What I thought was a good idea needs to be expanded and needs lots more work. I’m thinking about back...Read More