Beauty for Ashes

There are times in life that you find true treasures.  Sometimes in ashes.  When you have something that is tangible and it crumbles or is brought to ashes, you realize there is hope in the things you can’t touch with your hands.  My life was never easy and I found that I was always a … Read more

Thankful for His Banqueting Table

This photo was taken already so long ago and such a different time and season of life but such a beautiful memory.  Growing family.  Young marriage.  Little ones.  The times seemed to linger as little ones were under foot and full of admiration of those that gave them the bread and other food that they needed … Read more

Mercy is Like Maple Syrup

Its the time of year again where people from near and far gather up the sap from the maple trees and make the good old fashioned Liquid Gold that tastes so sweet!  Maple syrup!  We had made maple syrup for years and loved the process.  This year was not a good year in TN for … Read more

Givers and Takers

I have found in life that there are two different types of people in this world.  There are Givers and there are Takers.  Givers… A Giver is one that gives, but even more than that, a true giver does not consider the cost.  They think of others.  They are considerate of others needs. They sacrifice. … Read more

Helpful Reminders

God has His ways of leading us and teaching us along life’s road.  Being a pilgrim in a foreign land, we know we are here for a short time.  We know we are here for a purpose and we want to make our days count.  Counting our blessings is something we often forget to do.  … Read more

Self Control

“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 In my quest to live a transparent life, I have found one thing that can be the easiest to sweep under the rug—Self Control.  Like all God fearing parents, we try to teach our children self … Read more

From Pity to Praise

When we dig a hole (a PIT) we need to fill that hole with some pretty flowers. I am sure the word pity comes from the word PIT.  When you are in a PIT, you are PITiful, or you could be having a PITy party. This past week I had crept into a very big … Read more

Fast Food Faith

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 As I commit to living a transparent life in Christ, I will share a story with you.  Yesterday, I cried.  I was discouraged and I allowed … Read more

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” ~Psalm 139:14 When I was a teen, I used to look in the mirror and wish for a different nose, a cute little nose.  Or little ears.  My hair was frizzy and thin, … Read more