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Because He Lives

Do you ever have one of those projects brewing around in your mind for like....EVER....and you know it won't take long to complete but you just keep putting it off because so many other things dominate your time?   Well, I finally did it. And just in time for Holy Week, too, as we prepare ...

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Wainscoting in the Stairway & Gallery Wall

I set two home project goals for spring break.  One, I wanted to install some wainscoting at the bottom of our stairway.  Two, I wanted to make some rustic shelves for a trouble-wall in our living room. I am happy to report we accomplished both in spite of a stomach virus, numerous youth group ...

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Lattes and Promised Lands

Over the last couple years, this blog has been a primary means for me to share creativity, chat about all things home, and occasionally share a deep insight or two.In this post, I shared about my history of journaling.  Although I haven't included much journaling content on my blog, it may be ...

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Who We Are

I read a post at Thistlewood Farms today that blessed my little heart. And got me to thinking. Jamie Eaton Thinking about how I see myself at this stage in my life...and also about how others see me. Which led me to pondering how interesting it is that depending on our ...

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A Mother’s Prayer

I've always been a reader.  I was one of those little girls who would read every surface on the cereal box while eating breakfast, including the honey bear label.  My siblings and I used to hide our current books from one another for fear they would be hijacked before we finished reading them. As ...

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When we're young, we strive to reach an ideal we've carried in our minds, an ideal which is a compilation of movie scenes, books we've read, families we've observed, truths we've learned, bits of life we've lived.   We may not be able to accurately define this ideal early on, but its ...

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The Best is Yet to Be~!

I just returned from a morning run and somehow wanted to capture the beauty, the peace, the inspiration His great outdoors can bring.  Such a gorgeous fall day~!   Words from a poem I couldn't quite recall kept playing through my mind as I prepared for this week....this season....this ...

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Moms & Master Bedroom

Sometimes I lay my head on the pillow at night and wonder where on earth the day another day managed to pass with still so many things on my to-do list?I try to rationalize by reminding myself of the progress I have made ~ the little things I accomplished that day to be present, to be ...

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A Day to Dream

I'm having one of those mornings in bed with my coffee in one hand and my phone in the other, reading inspirational blog posts about coming alive, building a creative business, and transforming barns into office spaces.  And almost everything within me wants to grab my planning journal and a pen, ...

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On Loving Others

We spent the afternoon at a funeral for an amazing woman. Her life seemingly touched each and every person she met.  Over and over and over, people testified of her love for others and her love for the Lord.  Grandma Gladys leaves behind quite a legacy of faithfulness, encouragement, and hope. As ...

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