An ordinary woman with an extraordinary story



December 18, 2018

Christmas time is a time of remembering. And yet, for many, those memories bring deep sorrow. Maybe it’s because the memories themselves are frightening, or heart wrenching – or maybe the memories are good, but there are far too few of them. Thinking of them only makes me want more of what I can no […] ... Read More »

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 »