The First Week of Advent: PEACE (If you haven’t already done so, please read the Introduction in my earlier blog post.) Pour a layer of sand into the bottom of the pan. The sand will serve as a symbol of the desert and the desert times in our lives. Our desert times are experiences of… Continue reading Sunday- The Desert Layer
As I was pulling boxes of Christmas decorations out of our closet earlier this week, I came across an old doll from my childhood. It was one my grandmother had made, and the memories of my dear grandmother and the happy moments of my youth came flooding back to me. The doll is a cherished… Continue reading Introduction- The Bundt Pan Advent Wreath
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