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Have you noticed shamrocks or clovers popping up in the spring? Not the cute little potted plants in the stores, although I love those too. But wild plants that are sprouting everywhere. You know, the larger leaf plants with delicate pink, white flowers or yellow flowers? I noticed them recently on my walks around our … Read More about Shamrock Shenanigans
Happy Mother’s Day! What thoughts do you have this holiday? Mothers, of course! Do loving memories of your days as a child with your mom or grandmother crop up? Or do you relish in admiring your daughters and daughters-in-law as young mothers? The latter always comes to mind as my house is full of grandchildren, … Read More about Celebrating Motherhood
A dark cloud hangs over me today. I woke up early and went straight to my bible corner. That spot contains everything I need to learn and glean. I’m in the historical books, and Samuel is my favorite. I expected to meet David, the warrior, the action hero fighting and defeating thousands. But I smiled … Read More about A Dark Cloud Hangs ….
I wrote this account of our family Advent in 2018, shortly after it occurred. It finally hit me that a Kodak, picture-perfect moment with our large family would never happen. God had something better planned. Reality! Advent conjures up the very essence of a spiritual, magical, enlightening moment. It’s what places my focus on … Read More about My Family Advent
I don’t know about you, but all this day-tripping has tuckered me out! As our week together ends, why don’t we go home? Melanie and Lacey often hung out at her childhood home in Huntington Beach, California. It’s where I grew up…most of the time, and it’s where my fondest family memories lie, so come … Read More about Revived Hope On Location ~ Huntington Beach
Nina’s Bridal Shop is the setting of Revived Hope. It’s a full-blown wedding dress shop, so let’s talk about weddings gowns. The main character in Revived Hope is Melanie, and she never thought of owning a wedding gown store. She’s a wedding consultant working out of her home and her dream is to have an … Read More about Revived Hope On Location ~ Nina’s Bridal Shop