Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over, we can begin thinking about Advent! The First Sunday of Advent is this weekend! We will begin The Bundt Pan Advent Wreath Reflections on Sunday; I’ll share the first one later tomorrow. Don’t forget, you’ll need a bundt pan, 2-3 cups of sand, and 5 votive candles… Continue reading The Bundt Pan Advent Wreath Reflections
Beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27th, you’re invited to watch for Christ in a creative way. I created this devotional/study, Preparing Our Hearts and Homes With the Hospitality of Mary for friends a few years ago. Our inspirational thoughts will center on an Advent wreath; more specifically, a Bundt pan Advent wreath! The… Continue reading Watching for Christ Advent Study
Do you share my curiosity to see what’s beyond your current view? To see what’s around the curve or over the next hill? I can recall times, especially while hiking, when I’ve regretted not having enough time or enough energy to hike to the next overlook. What beauty or inspiration might I be missing because… Continue reading What’s Over the Next Hill?
A dear friend shared this story with me years ago… She was the youngest of three daughters, and often felt “less than” her older, talented sisters. As younger siblings often are, she was at times the recipient of teasing, criticism, and unsolicited advice from her older, more mature, and “wiser” siblings. In later years she… Continue reading Where Did You Get These Pork Chops?
I was blessed to have a few more encounters with my guardian angel, The Black Guy, before we moved to West Virginia in July… In March, I met up with him as we walked our usual route at the park. He asked how I was feeling, and when I told him I was doing very… Continue reading Farewell to The Black Guy
I received a text message from a dear loved one yesterday. He and his wife are thinking about selling their beautiful home in order to move to a smaller, one-story home. With their increasing health issues, they are becoming unable to maintain the property and live comfortably. After putting so much love, money and hard… Continue reading When Choices Aren’t Totally Free
During our worship service yesterday, Rector Cheryl asked us to consider what fears keep us from generously sharing our gifts with others; not only our monetary possessions, but our other gifts of kindness,talent, support or friendship. We moved to West Virginia a month ago.This morning as I walked, I was thinking of- and missing- my Toledo friends.… Continue reading Sharing Our Inadequacies