Pergola Paradise (on a budget)

When we first moved into our home, we were thrilled to see wisteria growing in the backyard. We would always admire the beauty and the smell, and we tried so many times to grow wisteria in the past, but we were never successful. We had some work done in the backyard and had to move…

Say yes to interruptions

Many of you know that my home is a mixture of ages, seasons, and developmental stages. My husband and I are wrestling through being over the hill and journeying into the 50’s.  Also living in the home is a middle schooler, a soon to be sophomore in college, and my parents who are in their…

Your life is a garden

Pictures were taken at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens http://www.lewisginter.org/ Your life is a garden filled with beauty, wonder, and work. The colors, smells, and diversity amazes you. The rain may come, but you understand its purpose to replenish the earth, and you welcome the downpour of grace. You play, work, and find solitude in your garden. God…

You can always come home

Home. the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. Your dwelling place is uniquely different. The decor, the smell, the pictures on the wall, as well as the food in your refrigerator all support your idea of a safe, happy haven. At the end of the day, you…

A moment can change us

The moment happened in a blink of an eye, but all events leading up to the moment were calculated by God himself. The God moments. You and I could argue that these moments frequent our day, but there is something about a moment in which you experience time standing still, and you step out of…

DIY Bath Bombs

Thanks to brightnest.com for their wonderful recipe and instructions. Valentina and Laura would like for you to watch their video on how to make bath bombs! You will be amazed. The aroma filled our house with lavender and essential oils. Video clip below. Please click on link or watch video   https://flipagram.com/f/128yPqiaboT ​​    

She’s A Lady

Valentina Hebb singing Polly’s song, She’s a Lady: The Program honoring Polly’s life: polly-beck_12-26-2016 Tom Lloyd, Polly’s brother, singing a song he wrote, Heaven’s Avenue Polly’s treasured song through the years.  As I went through her scrapbooks, I was reminded that I sang this song at her retirement party!   She loved the Gaithers. Polly’s…

Jelly Toast

I grew up in an older home from infancy until about sixth grade.  My years there were filled with warm summer nights with box fans in the windows, crickets serenading me to sleep, and a pretty pink canopy bed, with pink shag carpet. My yard had large oak trees, and one tree was well suited for…

The station will come soon enough…

God’s timing is perfect. What happened today was a beautiful expression of His love and will.  There are times when God’s will is confusing, but we trust that a door shut is His love expressed in our lives.  Today, I was able to witness the beauty of the Body of Christ, and His love poured…

It’s a girl!

Last Saturday night, January 30, 2016, Victoria and Spencer shared they were having a little girl! The anticipation was thrilling, and the party a time to reconnect as a family. It was good to sit around the table and reminisce about pregnancies, deliveries, and how we all came into this world.  My how times have…

God’s Love Wins

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Christmas is a time of remembering.  We reflect back on the years as we engage in traditions and in the making of new traditions. I am watching my oldest navigate and enjoy her first Christmas in marriage, and…

In My Daughter’s Eyes

Mother: Looking into the manger of baby Jesus, It makes me wonder about Mary as a mother. When Jesus searched His earthly mother’s eyes for the first time, did Mary weep? Did she, like all mothers in that bonding moment, cry tears of joy? Mothers, go back in your mind to that moment in the…