“Blooms” in My November Garden

The November garden is like the last glowing embers of a beautiful fire before the cold sets in.  I appreciate the painted leaves and brave final flowers all the more because of  their impermanence.  Here are some of the “blooms” in my life and in my garden over the past month. * Confederate Rose Mallow […]

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale

Each Thanksgiving morning, I heat the casseroles and pies I made the night before in the oven, childhood excitement filling me as a catch snippets of the parade on TV.  I always wish we could delay our departure until my boys get a glimpse of Santa (the parade’s caboose), but we must make it to […]

A Little “Country” Here: Finding Contentment Where I Live

The ‘Country Girls’ in the front flower bed just finished their fall flush.  I identify with those garden mums.  I am a country girl too, in spite of the fact that, like them, I’ve never actually lived in the country. Our house in this suburban city is a dear home to me now, but it […]

I Am Thankful for . . . Friends Who Show Me How to Pray

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”       I Thessalonians 5:16-18 On days like this one, I am apt to say, “What a beautiful day!”  Sometimes, I say it out of immense gratitude to God.  Lots of times I say it with an […]