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,…

Rainy Autumn Days

autumn, fall, leaves, rain, colors, light

Rainy autumn days arrived in the Pacific Northwest with bluster. With them, they brought winds that tossed colorful leaves everywhere. Our maple tree left our driveway looking like a leaf mosaic. Bob took the photo above on one of his daily trips to our mailbox last week. With the change in our weather, the last…

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…

Musical Sunday

First things first on Sundays. Once awake and with my feet under me, I prepare breakfast. It's simple and quick. I have other tasks to do before leaving for church.   This Sunday is special as it's musical from beginning to end.   At church, we expect the sounds of our Children's Choir. Hearing these…