From December, 2015

When they discontinued that lip color, it was life preparing you. When the holiday edition came and went another reminder.  When the chef’s talent in summer so extraordinary that you had a pulse of panic that the fall menu couldn’t compare to the fresh tastes of summer you were learning.   When your last baby walked. A hard lesson. When your little girl’s favorite cowboy boots no longer fit, you prepared for it.   When that tween, turned into a bright young man before your eyes the lessons start to take. You had 18 summers to fill. Life is changing…

Give Merrily 

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs…

December

Winter’s bold beginning Storm and cloud bring her white wonder to the streets Kids and kin gather again oh what fun we’ll have together Frost tells of his gift as an artist on nature’s canvas Weathered evergreens wear coats of solid snow Hearth and home offer warmth and welcome to all Bitter cold air tells…

World Peace

All I want for Christmas is? If you had one Christmas wish what would it be? And then while you are meditating on yours I’ll tell you mine, world peace. No more terrorist explosions or shootings. No fear and loss I pray the fatal wound of mankind would be healed. I pray homes full of…

Introductions: Kasey Bivens 

We used to always meet around this time of year. Braving storms, icy roads, to exchange Justus. I didn’t know the years would go so fast. He is twenty now. I can’t believe I’ve been a parent for over 20 years.  In the beginning it was rough like your first try at riding a bike.…