Falling into a Season of Simple

For a good part of a year or two now, I’ve been plotting and planning how I would get back to the mountains for a hike. Since it’s not good to hike alone, I pestered proposed a trip to several friends but nothing panned out. In my discouragement I finally prayed and let it go.Continue reading “Falling into a Season of Simple”

How to Become a Soul Proprietor

After more months than I care to admit, I finally re-potted the houseplants. They humored me by staying alive this long, I figured they were due. It appears I need incentives to get things done. Having the folks up for a Father’s Day dinner made me pick that bag of dirt up out of theContinue reading “How to Become a Soul Proprietor”

How to Answer When Creation Comes to Call

Our sweet outdoor kitty, not much older than a kitten herself, suddenly became a mama- not that she didn’t know it – but rather it came as a surprise to us. At 10:30 am there was one. By 11:52, two more. Tiny things that barely looked like cats according to the boy who witnessed theContinue reading “How to Answer When Creation Comes to Call”

What We All Wish For

Chalk up Day 6 with no coffee. None. Not even a cup. It’s been a grievous experiment to say the least as I try and figure out what’s been causing the source of my swallowing and sinus maladies lately. When antibiotics failed to do the trick Dr. Google pointed me to “silent reflux” – whichContinue reading “What We All Wish For”

Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year

Against better judgment, I paid the nice lady two dollars for the pitiful thing at an estate sale last fall. Contained in a tiny red pot I carted this forlorn Christmas cactus home forgetting that I do not possess the greenest of thumbs. Remember the Mother’s Day orchid? How about the hydrangea bush languishing in the front yard? OneContinue reading “Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year”