a good trade

I got a new kitchen trash can a few months ago. It was a gift. A Mother’s Day gift, no less. But it’s not just any trash can. Nope. This one is brushed aluminum, sealed, sleek, and actually beautiful. I mean, it even comes with a warranty! I’ve surely never had a trash can that needed a warranty. That isn’t all, mind you. I even got a huge box of trash bags along with it. Not just the ordinary bags.Nope—theseRead more

Stopping by the Woods…

It definitely wasn’t a snowy evening, and I’m definitely not Robert Frost, but I do know something about stopping by the woods for a moment to just take it all in. I pulled over on a side road and just took it the view and now want to share this little breath of fresh air with you. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it was raining–one of those quick thunderstorms that seems to wash, wash, wash things awayRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes we realize that we don’t know what’s just around the bend, just over the hill, or just around the corner in our lives. Sometimes we realize that. Sometimes we don’t. But I’m guessing that in the post March 2020 world, more folks are realizing that maybe life isn’t quite as predictable as we might have hoped. But maybe, just maybe, there’s a beautiful flip side to this unpredictability of the unforeseen future. Maybe, just maybe,we can learn to appreciateRead more

Silent Sunday

After a full day, I indulged in two things: a late afternoon cup of hazelnut coffee, and sitting on the front porch. It was quiet and there was a little breeze blowing and I was just praying through a few things when all of a sudden, light just flooded the porch. It made me think of how cool it is that things can change in an instant when we least expect it, and how important it is to not giveRead more

a few thoughts on…the red white and blue

Red. White. Blue. Red– for the passion that spurred the vision for men and women to  start a country where “all men are created equal”, for the blood that was spilled in the past, the blood being spilled now, and the blood to be spilled in the future for the truth that freedom comes with a cost, and we are so blessed to have those who are willing to fight for freedom. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that allRead more