family, Grandparents, mother, walking faithfully

Dear Mother

It was Mother’s Day 1985.  Relaxing that evening, after a pleasant day with  family, my thoughts turned to my mother in Georgia.  Living In Michigan I did not have the opportunity to see her as much as I would like.  So, I decided to write her a letter. It has not always been easy for… Continue reading Dear Mother

children, Easter, faith, family, Legacy, walking faithfully

Walk in the Way of Love

  “What was your favorite Easter basket or Easter candy?” Really?  A Christian radio station talking about Easter candy.  Is that what Easter is about? My husband did have a memory of Easter candy.  His mom required him to take his younger brother and sister to  a community egg hunt.  He was walking around looking… Continue reading Walk in the Way of Love

depression, faith, family, pain, prayer, surgery

All the Time?

Pastor – “God is Good!” – response People – “All the Time!” Pastor – “All the Time!” – response People – “God is Good!” Our church service begins with this ritual. Many times, I think – All the Time? When a loved one dies? When the diagnosis is cancer? When your spouse leaves? When your… Continue reading All the Time?

children, family, Grandparents, Legacy

Kissing Cousins

The three quarter length sleeves on the red dress were flattering as was the fitted waist.  Even though it was a warm day in September I could not resist wearing the new dress on my date.  Johnny picked me up and said, “I’d like to stop by my house – there are some people I’d… Continue reading Kissing Cousins

cooking, family, gardening

Sugar or Starch?

How could something so sweet be good for you and yet stick to the bowl like starch? July and August may be the dog days of summer because of the heat but they are our time to ‘put up corn.’ Sweet corn is my family’s favorite vegetable.  When the family gathers for Sunday lunch or… Continue reading Sugar or Starch?

faith, family, gardening

Fake Strawberries

John 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV) 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will… Continue reading Fake Strawberries

faith, family, gardening, Legacy

Which Season Are You In?

One of my hobbies is color analysis. I enjoy the process of helping someone discover what colors are best for them to wear.  Each person can be categorized in one of the seasons of the year - fall, winter, spring or summer.  It is amazing to see how one’s hair color, eye color, eye pattern,… Continue reading Which Season Are You In?