Making Time For What Truly Matters

Seven years ago a devastating tornado struck Joplin, Missouri. I read about a family of five who lived through that twister—the deadliest one that our country had seen in over sixty years. One of the children was separated from the rest of the family when the tornado set down. I cannot begin to imagine the […]

Finding Grace and Peace in Giving Up

There are lines (sometimes very fine) between embracing fully, accepting, settling and giving up.   Today, let’s talk about giving up. It’s easy to imagine abandoning hope when you: feel scared or vulnerable, hide in the shadows, don’t have the support of those who are “supposed” to love you, are victimized or minimized or give […]

Perennials & Weeds

Last week I did a LOT of weeding. We’ve had the 5th rainiest June in almost 100 years, here in Eastern Pennsylvania, and that’s helped everything grow. I started weeding with the front beds and slowly made my way around to the side of the property and then into the back. Larry finished up the […]