calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you abundant Grace and Peace this month and in the coming…

not a horrendous event

Good Morning and Blessing upon this last week in October! We read the following article during our ‘quite time’ this morning and since Pastor Jack Hayford writes so.o.o eloquently, on any subject—and since we happen to agree with him on this subject—I’m sharing it with you today. Redeeming Hallowe’en Written by Jack Hayford For you…

afraid to ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Halloween— But Were Afraid To Ask. Times were simpler when I was a girl, back in the 1950s. The Halloween party for our church youth group was the most anticipated event on our autumn calendar. We got together in the church basement, stuffed ourselves with candy and cupcakes, bobbed…

1953 Remembered

  Mama finally agreed – after much begging, pleading, and probably a temper tantrum or two on my part – that I was BIG enough to go Trick or Treating alone. I was nine, after all! Well.. actually I could go with my cousins and the next door neighbor boy, but since they were all…

meet Broomhilda

  Now, before you jump to any hasty conclusions . . . Broomhilda is NOT a w____, a uhhh ? ? . . . nasty old lady. While it is true that her Mondays are spent boiling her laundry in a large cast iron cauldron; She is NOT brewing up a sp____, an  ahhhh ?…

can’t give up

“Don’t grow weary! I looked up the definition of weary this morning and it means to become tired and bored with, to loose freshness or my favorite definition was to loose a sense of pleasure, to not feel the enjoyment you once felt. Many of us have been on a long journey and we are…

looking for the truth

Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. _Psalm 25:4-5 NLT In our quiet time today weread a devotional piece written by one…

welcome July

This weekend those of us who live in the United State of America will be celebrating our National Independence Day – The Forth of July. In keeping with the celebration there a few things I would like to say: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my…

a big tease

An afternoon the color of rain. A cold and breezy afternoon. A far cry from the teaser for summer we saw earlier in the week. Oh well.  That’s spring–a big tease. One day the promise of things to come, the next a reminder of winter’s past. Looking across the lane and through the meadow, watching the clouds roll…

how our garden grows

Spring is so unpredictable! Yesterday was a sunny 89° and today it is 65° and mostly cloudy with rain in the forecast. Spring brings such amazing wonders to our garden. Here are a few shots from the past week. Enjoy them quickly. Next week will be altogether different. The poppies and pansies will fade with…

remember what He said

Sunday — He is Risen! After the sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.…