Bougainvillea flowers and hummingbird feeder

What I Learned this Spring

I’m always thankful for the opportunity to join in Emily P. Freeman’s What We Learned link-up each quarter. It’s a good way to stop and reflect on some of the useful or just plain interesting things that I’ve been learning. *****   Here are 8 different things I’ve learned this spring:   1. I guess […]

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Twisted Can be Beautiful

Welcome to my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge, twisted. ***** In our society, “twisted” seems to have gotten negative connotations. Sometimes this is obviously for good reasons. But I believe that often we can find beauty and art in those objects or even life situations where things did not go as planned or turned […]

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Liquid Beauty

This post has been created for The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, where the prompt for the week is liquid. ***** A rainy day this week provided all the opportunities I needed for my liquid photos, right in my front yard.                         Beauty can be […]

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Place in the World

Today I’m trying something new. I’m participating in The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Place in the World. ***** Where do I belong? Where is my Place in the World? My initial response is at home. …with my three tall, wonderful men, …and my two boy kitties.   And although I […]

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Learning to Adapt My Dreams

Writing today for the Five Minute Friday link-up, where our word prompt is adapt. ***** Do you have dreams? I’m not sure I always do. In fact, a few months ago when I read or heard somewhere a question to challenge us to think about what was holding us back from our dreams, I realized […]

What to Do When You Feel Stuck

This post was written for the Five Minute Friday link-up, where the word prompt of the week is stuck. ***** When I read the word “stuck” as our word prompt for this week’s link-up, it immediately resonated with me. It wasn’t a completely encouraging realization, but it helped me to understand how I’ve been feeling […]

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All The Other Things

  This post has been written for the Five Minute Friday link-up (even though it’s not Friday), where the word prompt of the week is other. ***** Sometimes it seems my life is consumed by all the other things. Does this happen to you? At the end of many a day, I realize (and sometimes […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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Being Intentional with our Intentions

  Today’s post is written for the Five Minute Friday link-up, and the word prompt for this week is intentional. ***** Can I let you in on a secret? Being more intentional has been on my thoughts and mind for some time now. It’s an area where I feel like I need a great deal […]