Wind & Snow

Did you know that freezing temperatures + windy conditions = the softest laundry ever?! Anecdotally, this has been true in my experience. Of course, you have to go outside and hang them on the line in those conditions too. Wear gloves. =) "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of … Continue reading Wind & Snow

The Darkest Days

Have you ever experienced a power outage in the middle of a busy evening? All of a sudden the house goes completely dark and everyone cries out, stumbling around. You fumble around for the emergency matches and candles, and the first flicker of light is such a relief! That tiny light which wouldn't normally be … Continue reading The Darkest Days

Link: “some comfort and joy”

Dear readers, You may remember last year this blog hosted an Advent series written by myself and several other women. Two of the most popular blog posts (here & here) were written by Sherah-Leigh Gerber and Gwen Lantz, respectively. These two talented women have now teamed up on a new blog called "some comfort and … Continue reading Link: “some comfort and joy”

Mid-Year’s Resolution

Is it ironic that this was the year I chose to use a daily planner as my New Year's self-improvement resolution?! That was useful until about mid-March, when Covid-19 cleared my social calendar completely. Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash So I've made a new resolution. Following the death of George Floyd and the ensuing … Continue reading Mid-Year’s Resolution

Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

For most of us these days, the Coronavirus pandemic has touched all parts of our lives, including Sunday morning worship. Thanks to my pastor, Marian Buckwalter, for sharing the following pertinent message with us this week that we can each enjoy from an appropriate distance. May you be blessed! **************************************************************************** Monday, when our son came … Continue reading Lent 4: The Lord is My Shepherd

Poem: “No Return Policy”

by Sherah-Leigh Gerber Grief is a roller coaster Trapped on a ride you didn’t choose Raising existential questions on a mundane Monday Grief is a marathon Tears unbidden as you unload the dishwasher and fold laundry  Unfinished business rising without a pretty bow Grief is a runaway train Relentlessly chugging over anything in its path … Continue reading Poem: “No Return Policy”