It’s Almost Here!

Saviour, Christ, born, nativity, Star of Bethlehem

Today I'm not only talking about Christmas as I declare "It's almost here!" I'm also thinking of the end of 2020. Thinking of it as the "year that was" should feel good. And with those thoughts, we can move ahead into 2021 with hope and anticipation of better days ahead. This Christmas season will be…

Five Minute Friday Link-Up :: Present

Christ Child, Mary, Joseph, nativity, manger

Today I'm joining a talented group of writers at Five Minute Friday. This community connects each Friday in an online, unedited free-write based on a one-word prompt. My timer is set for 5 minutes. Let's see where this week's prompt—PRESENT—leads me. Likely many are thinking of the list of presents they need to buy, wrap, ship,…

December 2019

book review, memoir, reading, books,

December 2019 is here. Where did November, October, and September go? In my world, they seemed to fly by. How about you? The image above reflects mostly what I've been doing--reading by the fire. In looking through my blog yesterday, I was shocked to find my last post was on November 19, 2019. The post…

Time to Act Like a Cat–and Pause

Pausing Feline

Time to act like a cat--and pause. Have you ever noticed it doesn't matter to a cat where it rests or naps? Or when or on what piece of furniture? Or in what position--belly up, draping its legs this way and that? Oh, to be so relaxed that it doesn't matter. We humans live under too…