Art, Family, Home, Life

Shadowbox Christmas

Have you ever owned a shadowbox? All of my life I have been somewhat fascinated by the feast for the eyes they give. From the one in my great Aunt Redia’s sewing room to many various ones I had seen while growing up in the 1970’s, a time when shadow boxes were more popular.  However,… Read More Shadowbox Christmas

Art, Life

7 Tips for Creating an Artful Home

Subscribe    1. Provide lots of art mediums.  We exposed our children at an early age to art mediums such as water colors, acrylics, pastel crayons, washable pens, clay, and different types of paper (including the butcher paper with which we covered the dining table!)  And thanks to grandparents and friends, at birthdays and Christmas,… Read More 7 Tips for Creating an Artful Home

Emotional Health, Teens

Back Porch Blog

Subscribe It’s time for a bit of back porch blogging. It is about 65 degrees, 8:03 pm, and the air is fresh with a new cool front.  I love spring!  The feel of the cold air and scent of the rain always brings that nostalgic feeling of a season before.  By the time you’re 40… Read More Back Porch Blog

Life, Memoirs, Scripture

Consider the Birds!

Not once, but twice this week, we stopped everything, not to “smell the roses” but we took a pause to consider the birds.  We were coming home after a wonderful evening of fellowship and a meal with friends.  As we rounded a corner to leave her neighborhood, there was this peacock, completely unaware that he… Read More Consider the Birds!

Country and Culture

Elias Boudinot

“We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning during the sessions in order to open the… Read More Elias Boudinot


My Piano Teacher

When we begin to reflect on the beautiful gifts that God has given to us in the form of people he has placed in our life as mentors, teachers, parents, grandparents, spouse, children and friends, the wells of gratitude begin to spring up in our hearts. We find that we would not be the person… Read More My Piano Teacher

Music, Scripture

Surely, He has borne our griefs

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  ~Isaiah 53:4-5   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn