Squeezing Out Every Drop of Summer 🍋

Today was a luscious lemony day 🍋 We relaxed, cooked, and ate this first Sunday in August. It’s hard to believe school starts in a few weeks. The Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken is a version of my friend Elizabeth’s. Elizabeth is a fabulous cook who doesn’t love to cook. I named it E’s surprise chicken…

June Weekends

What an amazing weekend and a much needed break from the asthma/allergy issues that plagued us this week. The sunshine and Virginia air was exactly what we needed. We tried new things, ate great food, and made some pretty big decisions. We tried something new for our family this weekend. We rode bikes as a…

The Easter that binds us all

This Easter is unlike any other. We are all in the same boat. Our focus is away from the busyness, outfits, and the commercialization of Easter. Our focus is on a hurting world. It’s a new and different Easter at home without many of our traditions. Easter is still the same though. The resurrection of…

The Day I Never Want to Forget

Today is the day I never want to forget. It started with howling winds and pouring rain. I was warm and snuggly when my newly eight year old bounced on my bed. Shelton’s been planning this day for weeks. Church then breakfast at the Waffle House, lunch of rice and beans, followed by dinner of…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

Pentecost Sunday 🔥

Today is Pentecost Sunday 🔥 We grew up wearing red on Pentecost Sunday as a reminder of the flame of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. We celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit, from whom they would…

New Beginnings

New beginnings are not just for New Year’s, New Months, or New Weeks! They can come on a Thursday the ninth day of May when you least expect it. Grief does strange things…we grieve the past, a person, a feeling, a season, or a hobby. However we hurt, we cannot dwell in that grief. We…

Fridays

Fridays are my catch up day. Check off everything I didn’t finish during the week. I try to finish everything so nothing interferes with family time during the weekend. As I reheat my coffee for the third time I realize my to do list this week was longer than my allotment of time. No surprises…

January 25th

It’s January 25th! Just a month ago was Christmas and just 334 days until Christmas 2019. But why wait 334 days to be more giving and charitable? I truly love the Christmas season and want to live like it is Christmas all year long. So we decided on the 25th of each month we would…

Free Living

I love Friday mornings. They are my follow-up /catch up day to everything I didn’t finish on my list during the week. My quiet time was a struggle this week. I’ve been reading Wild and Free. Really thinking about what holds me back from letting go or not beating myself up over the little things….

Desperately Seeking

Peace… in this crazy life. When I smile and say No Thank You, it’s not about you but- it’s about me. It’s me desperately seeking Peace. Learning to say No is new for me and still a struggle just like defining Peace. Peace is different for each of us and the struggle is real. To…