Everyday Wonders

God is always singing love over us, but our ears must be open to hear.  These posts help me pay attention to His never-ceasing blessings!  Origami ships sailing across the dining room table A homeless man who asked for only fifty cents, and with bright eyes exclaimed, “God bless you!” The prayer my husband wrote for me, for […]

“Blooms” in My September Garden

Has the change in the air given you energy? Are dreams reawakening in your heart? Do you feel a glimmer of holiday anticipation? Then, you have tasted the sweetness of September! The following is a list of “blooms,” some tended, some unexpected, in my actual garden and in the garden of my life during this […]

“Blooms” in My August Garden

August has been a blur of blessings: beach, back to school, boy’s birthday, and blooms! As I was rushing to prepare for the first three blessings in the list, the blossoms caused me to slow long enough to drink in a scent, to admire a swirl of petals, or just to splash their leaves with […]

“Blooms” in My July Garden

July has been gentle this year. We’ve had miraculously cool breezes and refreshing summer rainstorms. There has been no string of days over 100° F. Friends and family have had the energy to visit, and the flowers have had enough pep to welcome them with petaled smiles. Here is a list of “blooms” in my […]

“Blooms” in My June Garden

June has brought warm breezes and refreshing rains.  Ah, sweet summertime— a deep breath, a peaceful dream, unhurried gatherings with family and friends . . . the stuff children’s books are made of!  The pace of life slowed for me to savor the following “blooms” in my garden and in my life this month: Summer […]

“Blooms” in My March Garden

Winter battled with spring this month. Sleet bowed my daffodils’ heads just as they donned their yellow bonnets. The delicate pear blossoms froze, along with my Texas tulips. Nevertheless, spring is now victorious! The perennials are waking up everywhere, with fresh green foliage and the promise of beautiful flowers. The following is a list of […]

“Blooms” in My February Garden

The flurries earlier this month are giving way to snowy pear blossoms.  Although the calendar doesn’t reflect it, Texas is kicking off her winter blanket in exchange for spring’s multi-hued quilt.  The following is a list of blooms, both literal and figurative, in my garden this month. *  Beef stew and tulips, carried in loving arms, through […]

“Blooms” in My January Garden

I didn’t plant pansies, so my January garden is void of petals.  I’ve turned my attention to houseplants this month.  A room with a living plant in it just feels so healthy, doesn’t it?  (All those cheery leaves releasing oxygen for us to breathe!)  The following is a list of blessings in my life over […]

“Blooms” in My December Garden

The December garden’s last flash of beauty was glazed in ice.  I bid farewell to the delicate petals and colored leaves while peering through their frozen casements.  Cold though it was, this month “bloomed” with warmth and beauty. *  Decorating cookies with my extended family *  Cozied up on the couch, a son on either […]