gold refining process


*****Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday. Our prompt for today is the word, “refine”.*****   Today I’m thinking about the word, “refine”, and the first thing that comes to mind is the process using fire that refines gold. According to Oxford Living Dictionaries, the definition of refine is, “Remove impurities or […]

Mason Christmas gift jars

Simple Gifts in Mason Jars – great last-minute Christmas gift idea

Today I’m wondering… you have any last-minute gifts to give? Perhaps you’re going to someone’s home for the holidays and need a small token of your appreciation. Maybe you are looking for just the right “something” for your child’s teacher. Or do you have some close friends or church small group members to whom you’d […]

close-up of calendar day square


I’ve always been one to look forward to things. It’s so easy for me to think, plan, anticipate, and sometimes even worry over the future. I also think a lot about the past. I like to remember, even re-live good moments, and sometimes find myself dwelling on hard ones. But living in the moment??? It’s […]

Hope, window, angel, Christmas cards

Count it All Joy

Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday on the prompt, “joy“. ***** Oh, how I wish to just write a simple, happy post about Christmas joy today! But the first phrase that came to me as I started to think about this prompt is the scripture that reads, “count it all […]

willow tree angels and jar candle

Surrender to Christmas

Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, where you can enjoy a variety of short, mostly unedited writings on the prompt of, “surrender”, by a wonderful group of bloggers. ***** Today we write on the prompt, “surrender”. My first thoughts are very serious, deep and even “holy” when I think of […]