#Construction · Bikurgram Image · Bikurgurl · Space and Grace · The Year of CLean

Transformation of our yard, 2017

This is what we started with — a monoculture of of grass. For many in this suburban community, the epitome of suburban bliss. For me? An eyesore. So, it began… Oh what changes the front yard has made! This was after the first summer when I dug up the turf grass adjacent to all the… Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017

Bikurgurl · Grace and Space · gratitude · The Year of CLean

Lent 2017: Day 2, You are a Treasure

On this second day of Lent, I’m focusing my time with God with indulging more in activities I love. At first, I thought I’d chose one activity and make it the daily ritual during Lent. I soon realized my love for variety really lends itself to having a more general focus and less of a… Continue reading Lent 2017: Day 2, You are a Treasure

Bikurgurl · Planning · The-Year-Of-Quality

Christmas Wish Lists 2016

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! Black Friday may be a traditional day for shoppers, but not for us. We enjoy getting out and enjoying the world! However, I’m nothing if not a planner. My children have an annual deadline of Thanksgiving for turning in their… Continue reading Christmas Wish Lists 2016

Bikurgurl · Three Line Tales · Writing

Three Line Tales: Gratitude

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? 3 lines about the picture, no matter how long or short, but only three lines! Image Credit: Sandis Helvigs Gratitude Leaf me alone with your accusations, your judgements I am one of many, uniquely my own Thankfulness: Gratitude is my Attitude Grace and… Continue reading Three Line Tales: Gratitude

Bikurgurl · The-Year-Of-Quality · Writing

Stepping on my Soapbox: Election 2016

I haven’t really wanted to comment much on the Presidential Election 2016, but let’s face it: we’re down to the wire and I have to briefly speak my mind. Especially after the heinousness of the ads, Twitter feeds, but especially Facebook. A place where I keep in touch with friends and family close and far,… Continue reading Stepping on my Soapbox: Election 2016

#OctPoWriMo · Grace and Space

OctPoWriMo 2016, Day 14: Shameful

Hosted by Poets on the Page, Thank You! Shameful Fatally flawed Desirous sinner I can listen to the preyers I can listen to those who want to steal my joy I can listen to the haters Saved by Grace I am unashamed in His glory Giving myself Grace and Space – Give yourself forgiveness, love,… Continue reading OctPoWriMo 2016, Day 14: Shameful

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OctPoWriMo 2016, Day 9: Spiral

Hosted by Poets on the Page, Thank You! Image Credit: Bikurgurl 2011 Spiral I have to remind myself When I feel sucked into that rabbit hole of self-doubt and regret I’m the only one I have to blame Instead of continuing down the winding spiral of Self-deprecation Soul-bashing Sorrow Regret Acknowledge it is human Part… Continue reading OctPoWriMo 2016, Day 9: Spiral