Autumn Writing Thoughts

  Autumn Had I a had a daughter, she most certainly would have been named Autumn. By extension, embracing my writer within, whom I am embracing with loving arms – Grace and Space – deserves to be that daughter I would have lavished lovingly with support, encouragement, and praise 🙂 So here’s to me as I keep on writing – lavishing myself lovingly with the … Continue reading Autumn Writing Thoughts

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Image Credit Heather Sanders Week 42 Thanks for stopping by for Week 42 of 100 Word Wednesdays! A special Thank you to Heather who – on faith – allowed me to use her image from her latest Faithsizing newsletter. We are each on our own personal journeys, she shares hers on her blog: HeatherSanders.com Below are our die-hard writers — and I cannot thank them … Continue reading Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Humans Supporting Humans

  I’m an ardent advocate of supporting each other, heartily encouraging women to support women, humans supporting humans. Grace and space In this world, how do we go from being victims to being empowered? How do we make the world a better place? We become the change. We take the advice of Gandhi, who led nonviolent civil disobedience, and, “Be the change you wish to … Continue reading Humans Supporting Humans

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 hardscape in the front yard. I used my yard transformation … Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017

Lent 2017: Day 2, You are a Treasure

You are Worthy. Photo by Tim Mossholder 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 specialized one. For … Continue reading Lent 2017: Day 2, You are a Treasure

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 wish lists to me for us, their parents, as well … Continue reading Christmas Wish Lists 2016

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 Space – Give ourselves, and each other, a little of … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Gratitude