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….

Fall days…
Fall days…
/ November 23, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Fall took a while this year. It was warm. Cold snaps lasted only a couple of days. We went from 2º below freezing to 78º overnight and the grass started re-growing right before our eyes. High winds stripped the trees before they proclaimed their colours and we went from green to bare in just a…

Shads the Reminder…
Shads the Reminder…
/ November 2, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Shadow, our Russian Blue, is a good reminder to practice all things in moderation. He cannot resist gulping down his food way too fast in the morning, then bringing it up on the nearest carpet. He’s literally the loser, because he has to spend the rest of the day with an empty tummy… although he…

Why Did Jesus Have to Die…
Why Did Jesus Have to Die…
/ October 8, 2021 0 COMMENTS

We are walking through Hebrews at church and this week’s teaching on chapter 2 brought up a question that had me wrestling for an answer. “…we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honour because he suffered death, so that by the grace…

God’s Good Morning…
God’s Good Morning…
/ September 27, 2021 0 COMMENTS

No-one says “Good Morning” quite like God. Those mornings when the sky is in perfect cloudy-mode forming a filter that flings a ribbon of dawn colour across the wooded horizon that borders Rigsby Lane. The sun hasn’t quite come up, it will do so a little later, so I’m accompanied by a rosy veil reaching…

Tiny Bits of Soap…
Tiny Bits of Soap…
/ September 21, 2021 0 COMMENTS

Yes, I still use a bar of soap. Liquid soap, in the shower, just doesn’t cut it…I’ve still not moved on to sponges or other soft, scrubby things that swish over my body creating lots of bubbles and soapy foam. I’m quite content with old fashioned, hard soap! My preferred brand is Yardley, particularly Lavender….