May 30, 2017

My pastor tells the following story about Mabel Jean, an elderly woman in his congregation, who requested a visit regarding her upcoming surgery. “I prayed, asking God to bless the doctors, comfort Mabel Jean and help her return to full health. But afterward, Mable Jea...

May 22, 2017

Welcome to my little slice of heaven smack dab in southwest Michigan…also known as my front porch.  It is my happy place but I haven’t always had such affection for it.  You see, we decided to downsize and move to the house we are now living in while we had all four (a...

May 15, 2017

We had been in our new house about six months now and it was finally beginning to take shape.  It was a beautiful Saturday morning in spring and there were no urgent projects on the radar of our 80-year-old house.   I think we could have given Chip and Joanna Gaines a...

May 8, 2017

I tapped the blue icon and opened the weather app on my phone.  The upcoming five-day forecast showed all sunshine and no rain.  Perfect!  Perfect conditions for me to dig in my garden, sweep out the garage, wash my car, get the lawn furniture out of storage and, not t...

May 1, 2017

On this particular day, there were more of them than usual.  In fact, I had never seen so many!  Maybe it was the sudden and unexpected burst of warm weather that brought them out of the woodwork but at every turn, I spotted another one!  As I weaved my cart up and dow...

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