An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story
Blooms and Believers

November 1, 2018

I’m always behind, always wishing I had more time to do a whole list of things – everything from cleaning out cabinets to buying Christmas presents, pulling weeds in the yard to visiting an old friend. Oh, and catching up my bookwork in preparation for the year end. Then there’s that pile downstairs of things ... Read More »

A Reminder from my J. L.

August 11, 2018

Sometimes, I just need a reminder… My Mom taught me how to embroider when I was a girl. She enjoyed making beautiful things for her home, and of course I wanted to do everything Mom did. So, we picked out a small kit from the store, and she taught me how to make the stitches. ... Read More »

When Your Life Becomes an Open Book

July 20, 2018

Words escape me. It’s been such a long journey. A lifetime really. My heart is pounding with both anticipation and a mixture of fear and joy. The book is finished. The contracts are signed. Soon it will become a reality. My life will become an open book to all who wish to open it. ... Read More »

Tending the Roses

June 16, 2018

This morning I put on my favorite soft, worn-out jeans and curled up in my study chair. I looked intently at the empty chair across the room. It was time to have a long talk with my Lord, and I knew it. Emptiness had been edging into my heart for quite some time. I talked ... Read More »

Unexpectedly Broken

May 3, 2018

I flitted from room to room in my house, focused on my list of things to do, but distracted by both my phone and the clock. “I can’t seem to finish anything today,” I moaned to myself. Suddenly a loud pop interrupted my thoughts. I froze in place. “What in the world was that?” I ... Read More »