An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story

Ponderings

Beauty from Devastation

April 7, 2022

I received an unexpected small package in the mail this week. The return address told me that a sweet, thoughtful friend had been thinking about me. I wondered what could be in the bulky envelope. I looked inside and found a simply beautiful necklace. Smiling, I looked at the tag. When I read it, my ... Read More »

Rekindle the Fire

October 22, 2021

Last weekend I enjoyed a delightful reunion with a group of people I treasure. We stayed at an Airbnb with an outdoor pool – and a firepit. I LOVE a campfire, especially on a chilly October evening. So, of course, we kindled a fire every night and enjoyed its warmth. Someone dug a napkin out ... Read More »

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 »