Faith, Life, Nature

Lessons from a Morning Glory

I giggle even now as I picture myself, still in pajamas, skittering across the kitchen, through the glass-sliders, down the wooden steps, and across the dewy grass, eager to catch the day’s blooms unfurling in the morning light. Our woven metal fence was a canvas of dappled green, splashed with pink and lavender that captured my… Continue reading Lessons from a Morning Glory

Faith, Life

So Long Self

If you believe the images you see out there, women are feeling better about themselves than they have in decades. Positivity is finally getting the momentum it deserves and we are coming into our own. Do you remember the children’s tale by the wonderful Hans Christian Andersen, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? In the story, the… Continue reading So Long Self

Faith, Life

Paying Tribute

My husband and I recently escaped the day-to-day to enjoy a weekend get-away in honor of our 30th Anniversary. Though you can’t travel a great distance for a single weekend, living west of the Mississippi means there is always a worthy destination within a few hours’ drive. We headed due south to the Black Hills… Continue reading Paying Tribute

Faith, Life

Alterations

I'm a seamstress— have been nearly as far back as I can recall. My mother started me out hand sewing little quilts for my dolls. I still own the teddy bear upon which I performed ‘surgery’ that displays the child-like stitches I used to suture his wound. By early adolescence I had purchased a machine… Continue reading Alterations

Faith, Life

Learning to Be Clay

So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me. He… Continue reading Learning to Be Clay