525,600 minutes will be wrapping up tomorrow night as the clock strikes midnight. 2017 will be a memory, while 2018 dawns with fresh possibility. So, how will you look back on this year? I choose to remember the year with gladness, with gratitude and fullness of spirit. It wasn’t all bright and sunshiney days,… Read More
Her eyes scanned the room, internally berating herself for everything she saw. Ugh, why can’t my house ever be clean! I just wanted to make things nice and just look how that project turned out. I wish I could decorate like all those people on Instagram. I just don’t have skills. I mean, everything… Read More
In this season of anticipation, I am reminded of Mary as she waited for Jesus’ arrival. She understood the season of waiting. The urgency, and yet the unknown, of an impending season. Yet I wonder…did she feel peaceful? Frazzled? Hopeful? Content?
She took a deep sigh and rubbed her hair back from her face. Her eyes showed her fatigue and her smile felt a bit forced, “I just can’t catch my breath. Everything is coming at me and I feel like I am doing ‘good’ things, but if that is the case, why is it… Read More
One of our best potential friends is facing us in the mirror every day. Sadly, we don’t usually recognize her. Woman tend to see the lack, the tired, the overwhelmed. What a shame. She is so much more than that, the woman in the mirror. Our reflection holds the promise of a wonderful friend… Read More
His hands gripped the door tightly as he leaned against the frame. Weak from illness and taken aback, he cautiously held out a hand for the dinner. Confusion drew his eyebrows together, as he quietly said, “Nobody has ever done anything like this for me before.” A smile slowly took over his face. A… Read More
Summer vacation used to mean a break from school. Long lazy days that stretched out in front of kids with nothing but time to stretch their imaginative muscles. Maybe a camping trip with the family, or late nights on a backyard swing. Along the way, summer goals have shifted a bit. Talk is often… Read More
Would you love to have a sliding barn door in the house, but think it is cost prohibitive? Maybe you, like us, have a large opening into the bathroom, but no standard door would fit? Or you enjoy the satisfaction of making things yourself, but don’t have a ton of woodworking experience? This is the… Read More