Avoiding New Year Resolution Failures!

It’s that time of year again! New Year resolutions are the Western World traditions dating back two millennia. At first a pagan celebration, adopted by Puritans to keep their young people from participating in errant celebrations, they encouraged instead a quiet time of reflection. Christians welcomed New Year resolutions to inspire Biblical principles like being Read More

Autumn’s Simplicity

Life is a gift we are given each day. We cannot recapture a moment ill spent, So today purpose to dream about tomorrow, But live in the moment. Don’t wait, Make memories today and celebrate life! Rushed from the emergency room waiting area into an exam room, my heart pounded watching the doctor and nurses Read More

Root Bound or Opportunity Seeking?

Wilted yellowing leaves are the best indicator that something is wrong. A vibrant plant should be lush and green with good flexibility. But when the roots have filled the container, a plant’s subsequent growth fails to spread outward. The roots grow back into themselves and the plant becomes root-bound. This kind of misguided growth chokes Read More

Change or Move!

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King “Is this dead?” my husband asked me while we were weeding the rose beds. He wanted to yank it out of the ground and into the compost pile. “Be patient with her, she’s in shock, change can Read More

Taco Tuesday

This recipe is so fast and easy, you can put in the crock pot while you’re making breakfast and eat it for lunch or dinner OR BOTH! We live such busy lives, but nutrition is still a vital part of our days. So here’s a recipe that will save you time and sanity. This recipe Read More

The First Rose of Summer

The aroma of a life that touches another’s life garden can be the catalyst that stimulates their vibrancy of existence. Every spring I await the arrival of my peonies to briefly announce the glory of spring, and the coming celebration of summer. Their beauty is extraordinary and worth waiting for, like some lives that cross Read More

Trampled Growth

Simplifying life is a constant goal so planning a walk around the ten acres, I live on, is a vital part of that simplicity.  Walking is a time to return to basics, away from the rush and push of real life.  My surroundings renew the air in my lungs, the view for my eyes, and Read More