Tag Archives: Spiritual Growth

How Are the Mighty Fallen

How? Why? How are the mighty fallen?  It was the question I had to ask the park ranger at the entrance to Sunset Crater National Park Our adventure took us from the red rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. It was early fall and my image of the hot deserts of Arizona did not include snow. […]

Sweet Apples. Sweet Peaches. Sweet Fruit.

The fruit must remain on the tree to become sweet fruit.

Labor Day weekend is Apple Festival time in North Carolina. We wanted to beat the crowds so we headed to Hendersonville before the weekend. Our first stop took us to Lake Lure, no apples, just lots of beauty to enjoy. I love  to walk along the lake flanked by gorgeous mountains. The Knock-out Roses and […]

Pack Light

Wayne and I love to travel. We have been to some glorious places. We accomplished our goal to see all 50 states in 2011. Mono Lake, California was my favorite place, but I also loved the Sequoia’s and Yosemite. Then there was the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, Mt. McKinley in Alaska, the London Bridge in […]

Relationship- The Main Thing

Relationship- The Main Thing   The rain had washed the pollen out of the air leaving the sweet fragrance of spring in its place. The azaleas were glorious pink balls of blooms as we drove onto the property! The naked landscape of winter was finally dressed in the splendor of spring and dark forest emerald […]

Growing Grass 101- Light

Growing Grass 101- Light

Wayne and I love trees. When we built our home, we were careful to leave every tree possible on the lot. We wanted lots of trees and we got them! Huge live oaks, bay trees, I hate those huge rubbery leaves, loquat, fig, orange, lemon, pine, hickory and scraggly scrub oaks.   But what we […]

Pay the Piper or Face the Music- Consequences

Face the Music or Pay the Piper

Dressed in bright colors the mysterious man called himself a rat catcher. He negotiated with the citizens of Hameln to rid them of all their rats. This legend of the Pied Piper of Hameln shared by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Piped Piper of Hamln is disturbing. First, the thought of a town overrun with rats is repulsive. Just the […]

Make Your Minutes Count- Accomplishments

Make Your Minutes Count

We began our journey into a new year just a few hours ago. Whether you slammed the door on 2012 with relief that it was finally over or you wanted to linger to enjoy its treasures and your accomplishments, 2012 has ended. That door is forever closed. We can gild 2012 or wrap it in […]

Crazy Black Friday Shopping Pursuits

Crazy Black Friday Shopping

Were you one of the crazies that fought the crowds to find that perfect gift on Black Friday? It’s a tradition and a team sport at my house. We started pouring over the ads online, Monday night. It was important to map out our route, so we don’t waste a single minute. I prefer getting […]

You Gotta Choose

You Gotta Choose

  I promise this blog is not about politics, but I just had to share this video with you. I wonder how many other people are beginning to feel just like the little girl on this video.       But if you are like me, that’s the only thing on my mind…who will America choose? Choices… […]

Don’t Be A Pet Bear- Envious

Don't Be a Pet Bear

  There I stood with my face pressed up against the fence between my hands clutching the chain links longingly. I don’t know how often I did it, often enough that it infuriated my mother. Our neighbor had parties, some of which were birthday parties, other events were fun family get to gathers. And I […]

Victory In Surrender

Victory In Surrender

Have you ever sincerely prayed, “Lord, your will be done.” and when God answered your prayer, you found yourself saying….nooooooooooo!I changed my mind. I find myself there now.   Jason, my oldest has been job hunting. Time for a change. Time to move up the corporate ladder. He’s great at what he does. Awesome work […]

Contributors Not Competitors

Contributors Not Competitors

I’m glad no one walked up on us that afternoon. It must have been a funny looking sight. There we were, four adults, squatting and staring at two tiny creatures. I wasn’t wearing my glasses; so I had to get on my knees and lean really close to watch. It was the antics of two […]