© Laura Gabel, "Lesla's Rose". Pastel, 8x10. Private collection.

A Rose by Any Other Name?

My blog of June 21st encouraged all our readers to create in the best way you felt led, whether it’s decorating cakes, doing crafts, painting or writing. The last photo in the blog was the start of a rose I was working on in pastel. It was labor of love Read more…

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Thankful for the Lasting Legacy

Webster defines a legacy as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.” What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Several years ago a young couple, who had recently gotten married, began attending our church. Jeremy was starting a new life. And his Read more…

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We Gather Together for what?

How would you answer that question? We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing….so goes the old hymn. Was that your first response? If you know the hymn, it’s probably stuck in your head now, so perhaps that was your answer! Many of us will gather with loved ones, friends, family, Read more…