Water Leaks & Calling 811 & God

Right now, there’s an excavator digging a trench, about four feet deep, from the front of my property, under the driveway (thank you God that they were able to go under instead of through it), to the house at the mudroom door. They’ve spared the beautiful flowering cherry tree in the path. If we’re fortunate […]

Peace During The Holidays

Part of this post I wrote last year, but sitting here now it seems to me that seeking to create homes that are full of peace is more important than ever. It’s not that anything incredibly overwhelming happened to me personally during 2014, or that I experienced great loss like some people I care for have. I […]

The Building Blocks of a Peaceful Home

I’m convinced “peaceful” doesn’t just happen, not with people or relationships or careers and definitely not with homes. I know people who always seem frantic and stressed (and I’ve been there more often than I like to admit) and I know people who seem to actually “float” through their lives buoyed by an endless stream […]