SOAR 8-20-2016


I read somewhere that eagles teach their chicks to fly by dropping them from high heights. The parents will continue to catch their babies until eventually the chicks stretch their wings and begin to fly for themselves. I dropped my own “chick” off at college last week. We prepared for his eventual departure by slowly […]

b is for blessed devotional Morning Lights 4-2016


  Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV

SOLO fp B is for Blessed Game 7-28-2016


Today is the first day of school for my youngest child. Lan begins his senior year without the watchful eyes of big brother nearby. There was a time I’d be worried sick. Today, I’m simply grateful. Today my kid is flying solo! Class schedule finalized? Check! IEP (individualized education plan) in place and all participants […]

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System Error!

System error. I hate those dreaded words when they pop up on my computer screen. It generally indicates that whatever I’m trying to do, my computer isn’t going to allow me to do. There are times I would have given anything to have had such warning when I was walking down a path I would later regret. […]

New Beginnings B is for Blessed 5-2016

Sun or Shade?

Any gardener’s dilemma often includes where to put a favorite plant. You may have a favorite specimen but not necessarily the ideal place to plant it. I have always been fond of caladiums which thrive in shady environments. When I began my gardening endeavors, I planted about thirty or so bulbs so excited when they finally […]

Endure B is for Blessed Devotional 7-2016


Ivy is one of my favorite plants for many reasons. However, the trait that I find most appealing is its tendency to endure. You can pull it up by the roots and think it’s gone. But look around a few months later and there it is once more! Ivy’s roots dig deep. Its grasp is tenacious. […]

Moxie 2 6-2016

Set Your Sights…

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8 NKJV  Not so long ago, I caught sight of two large birds in the sky. I am pretty sure they were vultures but I watched them anyway. I was trying to decide just where they were going or what possible carcass had drawn […]

faded lace cap hydrangea 6-2016

Not So New…

My many hydrangeas have pretty much passed their peak. Most of the flowers are no longer pale and soft. These days, fresh blooms are few. Yet, I welcome their transformation; I’ve learned to appreciate the “not so new.” How is it that the blessings we ask God for and gratefully receive are often taken for […]

pomp and circumstance 2016 B is for Blessed devotional

Pomp and Circumstance…

Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 NKJV I celebrated the graduation of my first born from high school a week ago today. It was a great gathering of friends and family in addition to the well wishes […]

winds of change b is for blessed devotional 5-2016

The Winds of Change…

cy·clone:  “storm with very high winds”  Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary A new job. Another new job. A graduation. That about sums up the changes in my household. Sometimes change comes as a soft breeze, unexpected yet refreshing. Then there are times when change pummels us with the fury of a hurricane. Some changes we seek. Others find us. On […]