No, you cannot find real Christmas joy in a gingerbread latte or a peppermint mocha. But just as many items and icons represent this important holiday, I do believe a Christmas latte shares the space. When I think of the biggest purveyor of holiday latte's, I naturally think of the nation's largest coffee house- Starbucks.… Continue reading Finding Christmas Joy in a Gingerbread Latte
Happiness is dependent on circumstances be it a place or person or thing. Joy is something you carry within you. It is deep and light. It is personal and it is published. It is still and it is movement. We can have momentary joy that we lay up as treasure. We can have joy that… Continue reading Happiness and Joy
Source: Letting Go of Home
I am a southern girl. I grew up in lush foliage, humid hotness and long summers where air conditioning was your best defense against the cloying heat. Now I live 5620 feet above sea level. My windows are open and the 58 degrees is cool and comfortable. I walk in my park- I call it… Continue reading May in Colorado
This is a story about a man who owned 74 Bulls! That's impressive. Causes me to wonder about bulls in his life and the bulls in mine: You have 74 bulls! Big shiny belt buckles and trophies show off your strength, your accomplishments. Wow! Such force, such power from 74 bulls! Strong bulls, bronco bulls,… Continue reading The Strength of Ten Bulls
Many of you as readers may have seen me going in a new direction in my blogs, more spiritual in nature (and more Biblical centered). It's because I have been going through some changes-good ones. So those who are curious or as hungry as I am to know more, stick with me. For those who… Continue reading Where is a Garden of Love?
I haven't done a lot of preserving of food in my life. In fact the last time I did preserve was peaches only a week before my youngest daughter's birth (yes lots of energy and nesting). Preserving vegetables or fruit is a way to keep the food for a long period in order to have… Continue reading Self Preservation or Self Giving?
Living in the Present is a term we use today to express living in the moment and not in the past or future. It is a training of our minds, hearts and steps. How do we do this when we are preoccupied or anxious due to life stressors or our internal beliefs? I was in… Continue reading Living in the Present-A Light Unto My Path
It is 4:00 am in the morning. My heart is restless. It is in the deep folds of the early AM that I can listen and hear the messages I need to hear. Thy Will Be Done is a line in the Lord's Prayer. It is the prayer Jesus uttered in the garden late in… Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
When you love something you take the risk of feeling loss should you lose it. I went on my daily morning walk around Wash Park today. I assumed it was going to be a sunny day, so I brought along my Ray Ban sunglasses. A short way down the path, I realized I didn't need… Continue reading The Risk of Loss