Cozy Keeping

Ahhhh, it's a quiet Saturday evening.  The kids are all tucked in.  PJ is preparing for tomorrow.  And I'm settling in for my weekly alone time.  The best of Handel is playing on the kitchen speaker.  The fake fireplace is glowing.  I just finished a rejuvenating Pilates routine.  And I'm ready to spend some time…

Get Up and Pray

Does anyone else get excited to start new routines in their spiritual life when a calendar year flips over?  I always look forward to switching things up in my quiet time routine.  I enjoy deciding how to tackle my Bible reading and praying for another twelve months.  Last year I opted to read through the…

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours as we join our hearts in gratitude to the Giver of every good and perfect gift! (James 1:17) Some thoughts on thankfulness from my commonplace... The fineness which a hymn or psalm affords Is, when the soul unto the lines accords.  ~Herbert Do not let your head run…

Notes to Self from an Unexpected (and Horrific) Break Week

Dear Self, Here are a few things you must take note of.  The Lord has been good to you this week.  He has blessed you with down time to think and perceive and give thanks.  He has given you the opportunity to give and receive love in unusual ways.  Sickness and trials have a way…

The Summer of Anne

This morning started with snuggles and giggles with my littlest before my feet even hit the floor...as all good summer Saturdays should in my opinion.  Over our usual weekend breakfast of blueberry pancakes we brainstormed about what we could do with this gift of a hot summer day and settled on a picnic lunch and…