afternoon sun shining through winter trees

What I Learned This Winter

I’m linking up with Emily P. Freeman’s What We Learned link-up, where we are invited to come together to share the interesting things we’ve learned, whether serious, silly or somewhere in between. Here’s a list of some of the things I learned this winter. ***** 1. I have officially joined the Instant Pot craze. OK. […]

Late afternoon sunset over parking lot

When We Want to Ask Why

This post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, where this week’s word prompt is why.   *****   In this week’s devotional reading, author & speaker Jennie Allen is speaking to me about suffering. It is a deep and painful topic, but something with which we all must come to terms. She says, […]

Herbs in the Snow

A Year to Simplify

Today I’m writing again to join some friends over at the Five Minute Friday link-up. Things have been sparse for me with blog posts these past couple of months, first with my husband’s surgery, then the full-on rush of the wonderful holiday season, complicated with a bit of sickness. But I’m dying to write and […]

close-up of grasshopper eating my mums


I’m writing this post (actually on Friday, no less!), for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is discover. ***** Discover. The word evokes feelings of adventure, of something exciting or unknown; not generally something I find or experience every day. And why not? Have I become so busy doing the mundane tasks […]