48 Contrast

We live life more fully by embracing contrast: spring, winter, life, death, creativity, career. Flowers radiate glory one day and wilt the next. Their exquisite beauty contrasts with their shriveled forms. This brevity makes me ponder my own worth.     If God would create such magnificent specimens whose lifespan is so short, would He not design my life with a …

46 Spring is peeking around the corner and I’m having a bad hair day!

So what does hints of spring coming have to do with my new haircut? Well, in late winter, I trim back my garden's dead foliage and get the hankering to have my hair shorn.          My husband and I pruned our rose bushes and then got this idea to transplant them. They look pretty pathetic stripped down …

45 Let’s Get Real

Is there anyone out there who remembers that book Hinds' Feet on High Places?            This is a metaphorical story about a character named "Little Miss Much Afraid" whose quest to overcome her fears results in her transformation. I used to read that book with hopes that one day I would experience the same metamorphosis. I longed to transform into …

43 Self Disclosure II

I sense a serious case of "feet dragging" occurring in my publishing progress. I have completed half of the editor's suggested changes to my manuscript but the other half glares at me whenever I enter my art room. Yet I still walk right on by the bundle of papers sitting on the table. "My excuses are warranted," I rationalize. "I …

42 The Women in my Family

There is a happy place I go when I am with the women in my family. They are the roses and daisies of my life's garden. They bring me love and sunny thoughts.  So today's blog post pays tribute to these wonderful women who fill my heart with such happiness!        Sometimes life provides special opportunities to stop and realize how …

41 “Wild and Crazy Love”

Are there any other bachelor followers out there? (Yes, I admit to the vice). During the post Season Finale interview, Jake said something that caught my attention. When asked what he and Vienna had that was so special, he replied, "We have this wild and crazy love." "Hmmm"…I wondered… "What is he talking about?"  Was it the obvious physical zing that swayed …

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