the little things

I put a wreath on the door today. It was just a simple thing. I didn’t even know if anyone would really notice. I loved the simplicity of the wreath with evergreens and pine cones and white lights. I added a shimmery purple ribbon and it reminded me of an advent wreath. All of my children would be coming home and under one roof for Thanksgiving, and from the time they walked through the door to the time they left,Read more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Temptation

Even when I was little I loved sweets. Exhibit A is this old photo. Yes, prim and proper in my plaid dress, but can’t wait to enjoy the candy from the crystal candy dish. Fast forward quite a few years, and the love for sweets is still there, but not always demonstrated in a way that is so prim and proper. Case in point: I ate half a bag of chocolate chips the other day. Semisweet. Yep. And the dayRead more

Sunday Stills – Night Shots

Wind-chimes in the dark of night are a reminder that there’s so much more to life than what meets the eye. I can’t see the chimes in the same way that I can’t see the wind. But the chimes ring clearly when a gentle breeze blows. The wind-driven song is heard in the same way that a whispering wind is felt. I can’t prove the existence of the wind with sight, but just the nature of the movement of theRead more

On Stepping Back

Everyday I go the back way home. The route consists of winding roads and views of distant mountains, of creeks meandering through fields and cows quietly grazing. From the time I pass through the last traffic light to the time I get home, the views help me decompress a bit. There’s usually a ‘grande finale’ of sorts as I turn onto my road. There is a field on the corner that changes daily depending on the weather, the crop beingRead more

…the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds…

Like a warm towel wrapped around a little one… ….or a warm blanket on a cold winter’s day… or a fresh wind in the afternoon “…the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him…” Psalm 32:10 choosing to trust today and thankful for the moments when His unfailing love has been so apparent, so present and realRead more

Daily Prompt ~ Perspective

Fresh Perspective Nothing like what a little fresh air on an Autumn day, a little time with no obligation, and some good music to enjoy can do to lighten a load and grant a whole new perspective. Thankful for moments like these in our lives when we can enjoy the moment, good company, and breathe in the beauty around us a bit. Thankful that Hope and her friend had some time to enjoy and laugh and see the beauty ofRead more