Tag: friendship

table

Several years ago, I bought my first kitchen table.  My parents had given me another when I was in college which served its purpose lovingly for many years.  But something about starting a new family with my daughter and this little farm made me… Continue Reading “table”

lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship

The past couple of months, I have experienced the unconditional care and support of friends.  Sometimes, if you are lucky, you find people who take you as you are. I consider it “grace” when they experience it all, love on you, and accept you… Continue Reading “lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship”

lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship

The past couple of months, I have experienced the unconditional care and support of friends.  Sometimes, if you are lucky, you find people who take you as you are. I consider it “grace” when they experience it all, love on you, and accept you… Continue Reading “lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship”

lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure

At this time of year, I fondly remember my dear friend, Cheryl.  You see, a few years ago before she passed away from her third round of cancer (she liked to challenge the odds and live passionately), I spontaneously took a week in late… Continue Reading “lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure”

lessons learned: giving back to the community that raised me

Recently, I was asked why I returned to my hometown to live as an adult. I responded that I felt compelled to give back to the community that raised me.  Typically that answer satisfies people, and they smile politely and we move on in… Continue Reading “lessons learned: giving back to the community that raised me”

lessons learned: what peas, greens, and teens can teach us about prosperity

Today is New Year’s Day which means if you stand downwind of the Southern US, you will breathe in the aromas of black eyed peas and greens as they simmer on stove tops.  For as long as I can remember, we have eaten both… Continue Reading “lessons learned: what peas, greens, and teens can teach us about prosperity”

lessons learned: prayer peas and thoughts on love

As we enter the week of the fourth Advent candle, LOVE, I thought I’d go ahead and start posting or reposting some meditations on love to prepare our hearts, minds, and spirits.  I wrote this one almost 2 years ago, and it is still… Continue Reading “lessons learned: prayer peas and thoughts on love”

lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship

I’m reposting this one today as I’ve recently been meditating on the impact friendship has had on my life lately.  ~Cameron Last night, a handful of us headed over to the community garden at our church. You see, our woman’s group decided to become… Continue Reading “lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship”

a garden meditation for Thanksgiving

Garden Meditation by Rev. Max Coots Let us give thanks for a bounty of people. For children who are our second planting, and though they  grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may  they forgive us our cultivation and fondly… Continue Reading “a garden meditation for Thanksgiving”

conversations in progress

. . .when you pray, you are not starting the conversation from scratch, just remembering to plug back into a conversation that’s always in progress. ~Anne Lamott School has started back and Time has changed her routine around her.  She seems to move more… Continue Reading “conversations in progress”

lessons learned: are you a Rosie or a Lucy?

This morning, I am thinking about friendship.  You see, in the midst of being a busy, working mom with friends who are busy, working moms, it can be a challenge to find time together.  Yesterday, I had the fortune and gift of sharing not… Continue Reading “lessons learned: are you a Rosie or a Lucy?”

faith and fancy and a little mischief for good measure

She requires a steady diet of faith and fancy with a little mischief here and there for good measure.  ~Leigh Standley You may have a friend like my friend Cheryl, and if you do, hold onto that friend.  This kind is hard to find. … Continue Reading “faith and fancy and a little mischief for good measure”