An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

Spring Brings Time to Begin Again

June 4, 2021

Spring. Time to begin again. I know it’s June, but I’m just now doing some of the maintenance my flower beds have needed since the beginning of spring. I’m not sure why I put it off. It’s always a peaceful, rewarding job. In April, my lilacs were budding profusely from the warm, wet weather in ... Read More »

Melting Ice

February 13, 2021

Dawn broke cold last Sunday morning, but I looked forward to the warmth of worship as I drove the four short blocks to church. A couple of hours later, when I walked back outside, the entire landscape had changed! While I sang inside, the moisture in the air and the frigid temperatures outside worked together ... Read More »

Campfires and Believers

September 8, 2020

Nothing warms my heart like campfires. As the calendar turns to September, I’m looking forward to cool nights and warm campfires. I absolutely love to build a fire. I always challenge myself to successfully start it with only one match. Starting with a bit of paper or dry tree bark, I add some kindling, and ... Read More »

Hope in a Chaotic World

July 8, 2020

Hope. The definition for hope in the dictionary reads “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” Let’s divide that definition in half. “desire for a certain thing to happen” There’s lots of things which I desire to happen. I hope to lose the weight I gained in quarantine! I think ... Read More »

Lessons from a Clematis Vine

June 6, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I’ve sure gotten a lot done around my yard this year – much more than I ever accomplish. Now I’m not saying I finished everything, mind you. I could completely fill another twelve weeks of self-quarantine with various yard (and house) projects. The crazy thing is that by this ... Read More »