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A Gala, Grace, and Goodbye

A wise bear once said, ““How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”. If that is true, then I am indeed lucky, blessed in fact. Two years ago, my family moved to the Austin, Texas area because my husband had accepted a teaching position at Read more…

The Art of Friendship – revisited

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was part of a book launch team for the book “Messy Beautiful Friendship”. Well, the book has launched, and now I’m “launching” my book review. Christine Hoover, the author, is a pastor’s wife in Charlottesville, VA. In God’s providence, I was once Read more…

A Wonderful Reunion

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a surprise reunion with someone you loved and lost? Unexpected, joyous…a warmth in the heart. At least that is what I hope for Ian when he sets eyes on his beloved dog Sally in this painting. This painting of Read more…

Love, True Love…

Admit it, you love to quote that famous scene from The Princess Bride, don’t you?! If by any chance, I’ve lost you, head over here to enjoy it. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming, and it seems as though signs and symbols of love are everywhere.  Strangely enough, I’m not really Read more…

Driftwood and adoration

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love a surprise gift. I have had very few gifts that have left me speechless. But for Ken and I last Friday, this one was an eye popper! This handcrafted driftwood sculpture stands about 19 inches high. Stunning, like nothing we have ever seen. Read more…