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, […]

Sunny winter sky over buildings

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 […]

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 […]

various miniature winter trees

When Christmas Feels Different

I am happy to link this post with many others at Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is, different. ***** This Christmas feels a little different. It’s been an interesting year. I started the year sensing the word, “cherish”. But as the year progressed, it felt less like a year to cherish and more of […]

St. Elizabeth's Hospital window view

What I Learned this Fall

    It’s one of the times I look forward to each quarter when I pause to look back and share what I’ve learned with you. I’m especially thankful to be linking up to Emily Freeman’s What We Learned post along with many other bloggers. Life has been a bit crazy around here, what with […]

St. Elizabeth's - Brighton, MA

In Our Time of Need

Today’s post is written for Five Minute Friday, and the word prompt for today is need. *****   One week and a day ago my husband was admitted to the hospital to have a stint put in place to open blocked heart arteries. He had had some symptoms checked out by his primary physician and […]

close-up of grasshopper eating my mums

Discover

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 […]

across the street from a farm

Why I Threw Out the Beef – A Post About Caring for Myself

    I confess……I did it. I threw out over 3 pounds of ground beef today. After agonizing for at least a half hour, re-reading information about food safety (which I pretty much had already committed to memory) in hopes of finding one decent shred of information to convince me that it was safe, and […]

looking up giant tree trunk

The Gift of Being Able to Depend

  This post contains my brief but deep thoughts today, and was produced to add to the link-up at Five Minute Friday, where the word for the week is depend. ***** Another shooting on the news this morning. And this trailing shortly behind natural disasters that have affected so many. When will it ever end? […]

Oxtongue Lake bridge at sunset

Support is NOT For the Weak

Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, and the word prompt for the day is support. *****   As I ponder the word support, the first thing that comes to mind is how our culture teaches us to be independent. We are often told how strong we are and that we can […]