A Charmed and Magical Life….
A Charmed and Magical Life….
/ March 21, 2022 0 COMMENTS

One of our first stops when we returned from London was to go and visit our grand-daughters who live on a bird facility, owned by their parents, called Window to the Wild Theirs is a charmed and magical life; they are surrounded by chickens and goats, a gentle guardian dog, a slow tortoise, as well…

War-Horse…
War-Horse…
/ March 17, 2022 1 COMMENTS

Below freezing days mean coats for the horses. Even the ones who spend all their time outside and are hardy. Especially the ones who are older and more susceptible to chilly weather. Ben is an older horse who has a hard time regulating his body temperature, consequently during the most recent ice storm his owner put…

Firmly in His Grip…
Firmly in His Grip…
/ March 7, 2022 0 COMMENTS

Years ago in back and forth communications with friends I’d close my emails or cards with, “Firmly in His Grip.” I have no idea where it came from but I know it stemmed from a desire to proclaim my faith, to identify myself as a Christian woman, to put myself figuratively under the wing of…

Travel Angst…
Travel Angst…
/ February 24, 2022 0 COMMENTS

Travelling is a stressful pursuit. Especially when travelling involves an airport. Even more so when travelling internationally. Add in Covid 19 precautions and the stress factor goes through the ceiling. We were prepping for a six week trip to England involving air bnb, cat sitters, bill paying, packing and… …a trio of tests: Two days before…

Christmas Greeting…
Christmas Greeting…
/ January 2, 2022 0 COMMENTS

We’ve had a very busy year! It seemed to start with a very bad snow storm in early February, transforming everything but causing major power outs throughout the state. My live oak looked as though it had been hung with crystals all ready for Christmas ten months early! I imagined as I got older, I…

Advent 4…Love Unrivalled
Advent 4…Love Unrivalled
/ December 22, 2021 0 COMMENTS

This is the fourth week in Advent; and Christmas week. We just had the Winter Solstice and from now on the days will begin to slowly linger. Four candles are lit on our wreath and we meditate on Love. We cannot live without love, it is a need imbedded in who we are: Children of…

Advent 3:  The Greatest Joy…
Advent 3: The Greatest Joy…
/ December 15, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Our third candle is lit this week and we meditate on Joy. I remember very vividly a feeling of great delight that swept over me when I turned a corner in Rome and saw the Colosseum looming  larger than life.  It was my first sight, in many years, of a famous landmark that Romans drive…

Advent 2.  A Peace that Surpasses all Understanding…
Advent 2. A Peace that Surpasses all Understanding…
/ December 9, 2021 0 COMMENTS

In the second week of Advent we light two candles on our wreath and meditate on Peace. There is something inside us that craves peace. We seek it through our culture, or education or some vague spiritual mindfulness or the feeling of contentment which can be short lived and fickle. I asked Hubs where he…

Advent…
Advent…
/ December 1, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Here we are, second day of Advent, a word that translates as the coming arrival of a notable person. For us as Christians that notable person is Our Saviour. It’s not Christmas yet so we have brought out our Advent wreaths to light a candle that signifies “Jesus is the light that shone on everyone…”…

On the Way to Waco…
On the Way to Waco…
/ November 28, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Every year, after Thanksgiving, we take a trip to Waco. Homestead Heritage hold their annual Fair that week-end and for many years we’ve bought their beautifully crafted brooms, slippers, scarves, cast iron skillet handle holders, mixing bowls, mugs and tea pots. We’ve enjoyed watching the raising of a barn. Learning how to blacksmith and weave….