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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Sharing some of the beauty of Ukraine. These shots were from out trip to the western mountainous region this fall. We were there on a prayer retreat where I also led craft classes. It was a blessed time.

Crystal clear water.

Riches of nature.

Friday, November 18, 2011


While I don't particularly believe in Indian mythology, there is an excellent analogy in this story of the battle we all face daily inside of us between good and evil. Share it with your children. Which one are you feeding? Don't leave it to chance.

Monday, November 14, 2011


This is what the trees looked like two weeks ago, but in that time we've lost all the leaves, we've had a hard freeze and this past weekend we had snow. Am I ready for snow? This is the season that makes me very happy for a warm house and pot that makes me hot tea or coffee.


Having a coffee date out with my sweetheart in Ukraine. They do it up pretty here and oh so tasty.

Friday, November 11, 2011


My husband's Aunt Flo sent us this picture of his mom who passed away in 2001. It is such a lovely picture of a young girl. As I was rummaging through my box of frames in the garage I came across this gem I"d forgotten about. I'd gotten it from my dad years ago. I thought it was so perfect for the vintage picture. I just love how the two go together. Thanks Aunt Flo.

Crackle Art

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Sharing a little vintage ATC (artist trading card) I did not long ago and sent off in the mail as a swap with someone else. I love being able to send miniature pieces of art all around the world. And to receive them also. I have a growing collection of vintage style ATCs. The added benefit is that when I mail them I can also send a bit of encouragement to the recipient. I have been graced with such blessings in my life that I just want to share that around. Life is short and the world is tough so we really could all use a bit of encouragement. You never know the burdens another is carrying so approach everyone with a kindness of heart and a soft word. Treat everyone like he's carrying a great tragedy. Chances are he is, despite the happy face.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Take a walk with me in my garden. This was shot in September. Now we've had many hard frosts so mostly the leaves are all on the ground. Nights are below freezing, days are in the 40's, sometimes close to 50(F) degrees, but that won't last long.

Sharing with you a heart I found in the garden. It was the inside of a fading rose and I thought it was so beautiful. I often notice as the roses start to fade and they lose their strength and their vibrancy, there still remains a beauty that catches the eye. I think that is how it should be in the Christian life. As we age, as we lose our youthful strength and energy, we have not the beauty we once had. Nonetheless,there should still remain a beauty from below the surface that catches people, that draws them to the Author of all beauty....a peace and a gentleness that shows we know Him and we are close to Him. I hope as I age, I will exhibit the beauty of the rose that shows others the love of our Creator. To Him be the glory.

Tim Coffey Video - Christmas Cards from Cardboard Box

I love how this guy recycles everything and saves me money.

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