“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 […]

Jesus at the Grocery Store + More “Pennies”

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.  Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 5:19-20 I’d like to put the world on pause today.  Keep my three-year-old cuddly in his footy […]

“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 […]

“Blooms” in My October Garden

The October garden sighs flowers in celebration of having endured the summer heat.  Autumn reawakens something in me as well.  Following is a list of “blooms” in my garden and in my life over the past month. * ‘Country Girl’ chrysanthemums, waving pale pink happiness to passersby * A desire to play more with my children […]