remain generous

I remember finding out I was pregnant. I immediately went out and started buying tiny clothes and soft blankets.   I also remember deciding to homeschool all my children. I couldn’t stop buying books and crayons and science experiment supplies.  Those beginning days were full of excitement and hope. Now, I also remember my babies being […]

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journey partners

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” ― Brene Brown Lent has been a time of deep exploration and healing. There has been freedom in places that have felt like they have been in captivity for years.  There has also […]

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winter warmth

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell There are many of my friends that have been covered in snow and cold today. And while a little of my […]

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12ish on 12: March

April is very full of very good things. On the first week of April, I received my certificate in Spiritual Direction. On the second week of April, we are having a bridal shower for my oldest daughter, here at our home. On the third week of April, my oldest daughter is getting married. On the fourth week […]

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my hope tree

Each year the Japanese Magnolia blooms in late January or early February and each year I document it with both my digital and film cameras.  I love my hope tree, who right in the middle of winter and while empty of leaves, blooms the most glorious large white flowers.  The symbolism isn’t lost on me. […]

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tree of hope

My tree is blooming and is covered in pink and white.  I am not sure I have seen her so full. She must be loving all this rain. I am reminded each year, as she blooms in the middle of winter, that when life is at its darkest the most growth can be done.  Hope […]

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5 on 5: March

March was full of spring beauty.  I was finally well enough to get outside and enjoy mother nature in full bloom. I even shot a roll of film. After being sick for so long, it was wonderful to be greeted with such beauty.   For more favorites from March, be sure to visit Vanessa’s blog […]

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