A Little Yard to Play with Flowers

Reading the whimsical picture book, When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy by Valorie Fisher, to my younger son recently, I found a delightful depiction of my philosophy of gardening:  Plant what you love! Just a few weeks ago, my garden was sleeping.  My friend, who lives in a high rise, asked to see it, but […]


Selah:  a pause during which to reflect  I experienced Selah last Thursday—both the definition above and the two-year-old girl version.  My lifelong friend was moving, so I had the privilege of watching her wispy-curled, rosebud-mouthed, Shirley Temple look-a-like, Selah!  Keeping a two-year-old put my normal productivity on pause.  We played with the nesting doll and […]

Vermont in the Snow

By the grace of God, I am in Vermont today—a place I’ve dreamed of for so long!  The home of Tasha Tudor!  The setting of Holiday Inn and Baby Boom!  A month ago, I simply mentioned to my sister that Vermont was my dream destination.  She said she had to travel here on business and invited […]

Magic in the Mud

Recently I passed a sign at a nearby recreation center that read:  “BALLET BELLY DANCING CLASS!”  A tiny remembering part of me lit up inside, whispering, “Maybe you should sign up.”  Simultaneously, every other part of me screamed, “Absolutely not!  You’d be miserable with embarrassment!”   That wee whispering part of me was born the first […]