Joy and Nature

In December I started a ‘thankful for’ list in one of the shiny new journals I got for Christmas.  I am in the 800s on that list.  It is plain to me that God’s creation is a continual source of joy in my life.  For example, in January, just about every morning, God painted the…

I Will Never Forget That (So I’ll Always Remember This)

* This is a repost from September, 2018 One day, when my boys were little, we all took off from home on a walk as we did most days.  This was a relatively new neighborhood for us and we had no established route.  We were headed over to my best friend’s house that was within…

Somebody’s Daughter

A young girl wakes to a predawn morning.  Within minutes she’s warming herself by the farmhouse’s fireplace.  Today promises to be an ordinary day, spent for the most part on chores and schoolwork.  If she works diligently she’ll have time to read down by the creek under her favorite old oak tree.  Life is good…