Peace and Great Joy

I am sometimes the worst . . . when it comes to completing projects. Oh, I start out well but find myself petering out towards the end. Not so with a Christmas tree quilt made I this year. It all started about eighteen months ago when my husband and I traveled up to Hamilton, Missouri…

Urban Hiking

Bandaged and elevated, the foot of a friend rested on a chair in the row in front of her at church. I joined the group that surrounded her wanting to hear the story. Hiking plus rocks on an uneven path had taken a toll on her ankle. Ouch! No surgery needed, thank goodness. I jokingly…

Oh My, Let’s Eat Pie!

I have been at some Thanksgiving gatherings that had almost enough pie that each person could have their very own. Pumpkin, Apple, and Coconut Cream were always on my family’s menu while growing up. There are really so many to choose from, but as of late, a new one has made its way to our table.

Sabbath Sweet Sabbath: Sunday Driving

  Sundays were for going on drives when I was a kid. My parents would load us into the car and we would head out for a day of seeing what we could see. Sometimes the mountains, sometimes the desert, we would take to the back roads just to get out of the house and…

Sabbath Sweet Sabbath

Sabbath is about taking a break, doing something different, and recharging. My husband and I often like to take a Sunday drive (Does anyone even do that anymore?) and seek out something new to explore. Today was no exception. After church, we along with our granddaughter wandered about the countryside near where we are staying…

Follow Me to The Place I Will Show You

I can do that. My husband and I both had the same reaction at the same moment in church. A guest speaker was sharing of a need he had, and the Holy Spirit whispered, “He’s talking to you.” I love when this happens. Holy Spirit talks. We listen. The we listen part is key. So…

Paddling Through Knee-Deep Waters

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  Isaiah 43:2 We discovered the Elk River in southern Missouri on our last adventure. Beautiful, clear, and lazy, it is a popular place to take a float trip. How could we resist?…

Road Trip: Delivering the News

If you follow me on social media, you know that with summer and its longer days, the wandering has commenced. My husband and I made our way east via the road less traveled . . . literally. This year, we chose to take The Loneliest Highway across the country to see what we could see….