First thing first–Our Winner for our Ball Brand giveaway package of one copy of The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving and a $5.00 coupon to be used on FreshPreserving.com is Melanie who wrote: I have, long long ago,tasted a chili pepper peach jam that was mindblowing! The spice, the sweetness, a totally unique… Read More Ball Brand Giveaway Winner and other Todayish Things.
Today I turn 40. At 1:20 I turn 40 to be exact. I got a text from my cousin this morning asking me to ‘take notes’ since she will be turning 40 later this year. Holy Crap. 40 seemed somewhere down the road for a LONG time, until, well, today. Because today I turn 40.… Read More Here’s to 40!
I am sitting alone in our church. It is just after 10:00. Activities for the day have ended, mine just finishing. I’ve been painting Vacation Bible School projects since 9 a.m., with a couple hours off for dinner. I love having that one thing that I love and that I get to do unexpectedly on… Read More The Silent Church
Last week I posted this Plexiglass Wall Art-DIY. I completed two paintings that week…this is the other one. There are really no instructions. It just is. Many of our walls are bare. I tend to like empty space, empty rooms, empty walls, and only like to hang something if it speaks to me. Wall art… Read More Wall Art-DIY
Looking through pictures yesterday reminded me of my solo trip to The Rocky Mountain National Park back in 2013. It also reminded me of so many other significant things that year…. We moved from this house with this backyard… to this house with this backyard. The sunset looked like this….And Kaitlyn looked something like this…. We… Read More Three Years Ago
What: Bucket List Opportunity: Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park Why: Conference for Wesleyan female clergy Where: Estes Park, CO. When: Three years ago this month. What I learned: God is so much bigger than me. Blessed.
I’m honored to be on our denomination’s district Women’s Ministry Council. We take on the fun of planning a yearly retreat for the ladies of our 70ish churches. Favors, photo booths, speakers(this year is was three of our council members), worship, fun games, great food, and a chance to meet other ladies on our district… Read More The Annual Ladies Retreat
Choosing Joy was released in February….a couple of weeks later Jeremy, the girls and my friend Paula threw a book release party….20-30 friends and church family joined us….we ate cake (lots of cake), we ate food (lots of food)….I read a few excerpts from the book…everyone went home with bookmarks and cookies…..we drank iced tea….… Read More Artist Reception-Finally posted!
Can you bring home some Dunkin Donuts and we can have a date night at the dining room table after the girls go to bed? I wrote. Yes, what do you want? he asked. Tea. Just tea. I told him. He would know what to order. An hour or so later, the tea and coffee sat silently on… Read More twenty years
Okay, so maybe the pastorate chooses you. I guess it depends on how you look at the calling to ministry. Did God call you? Was it a Moses type, burning bush calling? (Mine was.) Or how about an Abraham sort of call….one thing led to another to another to another (more like Jeremy’s) and somewhere… Read More Choosing the Pastorate