(This post, I thought, was scheduled to appear in March ( so ignore the reference to a few weeks in). I guess God had other plans for it.) As the temperature rises and the icicles thaw, a glistening show appears outside my window. With each passing hour, its shape and size change and it’s a … More The Icicles Tender Thaw
For all my sisters out there…..I’m so Melinda!! Don’t worry if your view of Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart isn’t up to par with all the ads and videos you may be watching today or what other’s tell you it should look like. Love comes in all shapes and sizes. God’s placed you just where … More Are We On The Same Page?
After years and years of collecting holiday decor, we are clearing out! I wish I knew then what I know now about decorating. When we got married, I brought along every little knick-knack item from my childhood as well as hand-me-downs from family members and their closet clean-outs. But if you enjoy DIY projects, creating … More DIY Valentine Decor
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I bring you this adorable attempt at persistence. Have you ever felt like this? Trying to love with everything you have in you, only to be pushed away. This little boy has the right idea, if at first you don’t succeed – try over and over and over and … More Media Monday – Persistence Is Key!
This month I’d like to start something new on the blog – a monthly feature called Front Porch Friday – bringing awareness to social issues in our society, by giving back or paying it forward. To me, giving back takes my mind off of the challenges in my own life and giving me one more … More Front Porch Friday: Little Hats, Big Hearts
I’ve always loved the story of the two wolves, but this original version makes so much more sense. With Lent a week away, I wonder in which way I will choose to prepare myself for this sacrificial season. The struggle between good and evil, the struggle between sin and sacrifice – both are real. We … More Media Monday – The Wolves We Feed
Sometimes writers block comes from not being authentic; trying to write about things that are trendy instead of what’s stirring inside our soul. Doubt gives way to voices that we allow to take a seat in our head and before you know it the conversation that we’re not good enough or important enough snuggles up … More Writers Block or Waiting With Wonder?
The kitchen has always been the hub of our household; the center of conversation. What better place to have meaningful conversations with our kids about our faith. Lent is a great time to teach them our faith story through cooking. Cooking can be a visual reminder of the story you are telling. Not only are … More Cooking Through Lent With Your Kids
Can you believe that we are having conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth? I’m blogging over at Catholicsistas.com today. Link to my post here for some creative ways to keep our faith story alive with our kids.
While others begin their New Year with countdowns and resolutions, I prefer to review and bring order to my surroundings. For as long as I can remember, heading out on New Year’s eve and ringing in the New Year really hasn’t been my cup of tea. The thought of partying all night and paying for … More New Year – New Beginnings ~ Resolutions and Listening