Amber Angel and the Call to Blossom

She peers into my soul…amber angel perched upon the easel in my art room. Her eyes follow me around the room. Whether I sit or stand, she gazes deep into my being, calling forth the artist in me. Calling me to dare, to discover, to delight in all the good that blossoms in my life. When …

Garden Angel

Can God make something beautiful out of something no longer usable? I must think so because the flowers flow from my brush and form around the rusted bumper and well-worn tires. Lime-green leaves emerge against the darkened earth, enticing the eye towards the car’s beauty—light streams through broken windows, a silver, glistening-watering can at rest …

Return to What you Love

A hurried lifestyle often hurls me off the path of creativity. During these times of hustle and bustle, dew-kissed roses in my garden bloom alone; I forget to take my usual strolls to admire their beauty and breathe in their succulent scent. Then I wonder why the soul dries and the songbird’s trill turns to …

When something beautiful my way comes…

Two gardenia plants snuggle up against my home outside the window facing the patio. I can see them from where I write. Recently, the tips of their leaves turned a sickly brown and large areas of stem lost their foliage altogether. "What's wrong with these plants?" My husband muttered. "I don't know. Maybe they're getting …

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 …