Faith…
Faith…
/ November 15, 2019 0 COMMENTS

I trust God. I have faith. Really. As long as everything is going well I suppose… Like most people around me I want to be in the know. I want to be able to plan… without surprises… without hitches. I pray, I trust, I have faith… I think! So why do I worry and fuss…

Armistice Day & Spiders…
Armistice Day & Spiders…
/ November 11, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This is Armistice Day. The day where we traditionally keep silent for 2 minutes at 11 a.m to commemorate the signing of a truce between the warring countries in Europe on November 11th 1918.  The cease fire occurred at 11am and silence fell on the battle fields. And today, 101 years later it’s cold in…

The Naming of Grams…
The Naming of Grams…
/ November 5, 2019 1 COMMENTS

When I became a first time Mum I felt awkward being seen pushing a stroller along the pavement or a swing in the park.  I really did not want to be associated with a newborn, or a toddler…all I wanted was my body back and my career.  Fortunately I had a very supportive Hubs, a…

Fall…In Texas?
Fall…In Texas?
/ November 1, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Autumn… A favorite time of year- -if we are blessed with one! Texas typically rushes headlong into winter giving a cursory nod to Autumn with only a few balmy days if we’re lucky. Memories of kicking through drifts of leaves on the way to school, Smelling the smoke on the streets from morning hearthfires, Hearing…

A Charming Day Out..
A Charming Day Out..
/ October 23, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Driving to St. Jo, on a weekend jaunt to visit a few wineries, we passed miles of windmills. These modern wind harnessers are nowhere near as charming or old fashioned as the ones my children and I would drift around, chickens running loose under our feet. In those days we examined the inner workings, the…

Exploring Indifference…
Exploring Indifference…
/ October 17, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This year has been one of those years. I have a delayed emotional reaction where change is concerned, in other words I don’t break down or fully rejoice until after the event has been dealt with and is behind me, neatly ironed and packed away or hung up on display. Someone has to stay level…

Welcome to the World Sophie Sparrow…
Welcome to the World Sophie Sparrow…
/ October 10, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Finally! My phone beeped at 2.22 on Wednesday morning, October 2nd. “Headed to the hospital” I read, from Simon, our bird-keeping, rock climbing son and expectant Dad! This has to be the only time when a message containing those words is met with excitement! “Shall we come?” I responded, wide awake. “Not right away, we’ll…

Birthday Boy…
Birthday Boy…
/ October 3, 2019 3 COMMENTS

First and last children get to be onlies for a couple of years… if they’re lucky and especially if they’re first and last all in one! You were lucky! The oldest of four you spent one-on-one time with Pops and me for two and a half years.  I’d say you were VERY lucky! You got…

Moon Flowers…
Moon Flowers…
/ September 30, 2019 0 COMMENTS

A few months ago Daughts was walking the back way into Weston and came across some wild flowers that resembled upside down lilies. “I have no idea what those are,” I said and the next time I walked I took a detour. “They look as though they’ve been dug up and tossed on the road-side,”…

On Praising God…
On Praising God…
/ September 24, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Our brand new Deacon, fresh out of seminary, brings insight to those of us who have been around a long time and claim to have, “Heard it all!” I, for one, can never hear too much about the Lord. For me there are always new ideas, interesting viewpoints and varying perspectives, depending on the author…