Autumn has unofficially arrived! Each morning I get up in the dark and sit with my chair facing the window to the East, drinking my Chai, and drinking in the quiet and HIS "still small voice." The nearby fields are coloring golden and heavy with dew as that first light magnifies in each tiny droplet. What a contrast from last Fall in the mountains of Pennsylvania where the day begins shrouded in fog. I am seizing the beauty around me in this new season of my life....and the year.     One of the things about Fall Nesting is the aromas.  I love it when my husband comes home and says, … [Read more...]

 Happy Summer!! Summer officially rolled in to town at 1:04 EDT Friday morning.  Fortunately or unfortunately it was still dark here, so I was unable to see the sun at its most northern exposure at that hour. This First Day of Summer did not disappoint!  It was bright and sunny and warm.  The perfect summer day!  The only thing that would make it Endless Pool in my backyard.  A girl can dream....right? When the weather heats up, most of us don't want to be cranking up the oven or leaning over a steaming pot on the stove.  And sure...there is that thing called air conditioning.  But, if … [Read more...]

Was this past weekend your big "get the yard in shape" working weekend?   Traditionally Memorial Day {Weekend} is when mulch gets spread, shrubs, and lawns get trimmed, flowers get planted, the pool gets opened, and everyone gets ready for summer outdoor fun.  Is that your tradition?  We tend to spend plenty of time "playing" in the yard.  But, gardening and yard work for our family starts as soon as the weather is spring like, and flower planting begins usually around Mother's Day.   This year has been a bit challenging for me, with limited finances, living in a new town, and renting a home. … [Read more...]

Do you ever have a day when you can't seem to focus? Today was like that for me.  I'm not sure why, but I just flitted around and accomplished little. And so, I've given myself permission to share some things with you that recently crossed my path.  They are completely random.  And they either caused me to think, blessed me, or were simply... simply lovely. 1 Photo by Keely Marie Scott The Nester writes about Tanzania.  It's a ways into this article.  Wait for it.... "I have everything I need." And I have no words.  I think I'need to read it again.  And again. 2 If #1 left you grappling, … [Read more...]