sailboat on Lake Winnipesaukee

The Key to Living in Freedom

    I’d like to share two seemingly unrelated things from my quiet time this morning which actually go together quite nicely.   One is this quote that jumped out at me from my devotional reading (from A Moment to Breathe, devotional from the (in)courage community): “The actions we take in honoring the people in […]

blueberry avocado muffins thriving home

Thirteen: Unlucky Number or Baker’s Dozen?

Today’s post contains my thoughts about the Five Minute Friday link-up prompt, thirteen. ***** The number thirteen conveys so many different things. The first aspect of thirteen is that it is the “unlucky” number. People feel so strongly about this that it has created many superstitions, even causing many tall buildings to not even have […]

Tim Horton's iced coffee and sandals

How to Take a Vacation

Today I’m linking up with the folks at Five Minute Friday, where we are writing on the prompt vacation. ***** What is a vacation? It’s a special break that can be taken near or far away. It can be a brand new adventure in a place we’ve never been, or coming “home” to someplace familiar, […]

May sky with day moon

Choose Your What Ifs

For today’s post, I’m linking up with the gang of writers at Five Minute Friday, where our prompt of the week is if. ***** It’s easy in life to think of all of the what-ifs, and come up feeling mostly regret. What if I had made different decisions, or done things differently? What if I […]

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 […]

shoe rack under windowsill with potted herbs

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 […]