A Divine Invitation

Invitations. We all get them. Birthday parties, dinner celebrations, baby showers, and golden anniversaries are announced to us by little pieces of white card-stock embossed in gold, the raised print detailing the highlights and requesting our presence. And that little white card begs a decision that is often based, not upon the busyness of our … More A Divine Invitation

Do Hard Things

I love New Years Day. I love the fresh start, the clean slate, the opportunities that a new, untarnished, unblemished year represents. And this year, as New Years Day falls on a Sunday, it seems even more symbolic: A new day, a new week, and a new year. It can’t get much better than that! I don’t … More Do Hard Things

Small Beginnings

I am not a gardener. At all. My dream house would have no green space to maintain at all…or, better yet, I’d win the lottery and be able to pay someone to maintain it all for me! Nevertheless, I awoke this morning determined to give my full attention to the sad looking flower beds surrounding the house. After … More Small Beginnings

The Rising in the Sky

Every morning, I follow the same routine. Shut off the alarm clock. Turn on the light. Clamber down the steps. Get a cup of coffee. Savor the first sips of the steaming cup, draw back the dining room curtains, and look out at the stars. And, just as predictable as my routine, every clear morning, a velvety-black, star-lit … More The Rising in the Sky