Poetry: After the Snowstorm

I am walking In a pen-and-ink drawing Snow the lustrous linen paper Trees sketched neatly thereupon Sparrows stippling the space between   Then my children Dash onto the scene Coats of turquoise and coral and blue Sleds in other neon hues And brighter than all The incandescent color of laughter   Now I walk In… Continue reading Poetry: After the Snowstorm

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Discipline Leads to Contentment

I wish I had figured out long ago the secret to contentment. For years, I pushed through life accomplishing what I thought needed to be done, whether it involved home-schooling my children, volunteering at church, freelancing as a writer, or being a good wife. I am a perfectionist and tried to be the best at… Continue reading Discipline Leads to Contentment

Old Soul Quotes: Memories

This week's theme was suggested by Stephen of A Fractured Faith. And what a great suggestion it was! Sometimes I feel as though I've been to the best church service ever after pondering the quotes I find, and this was one of those times. I hope these words enhance your time of worship as well.… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Memories

Artful Neglect

In our home school room, a collection of African violets in little terra cotta pots sits in a row on one of our desks. I love everything about these pretty plants, from their compact growing habit to their nearly constant blooms in many hues, from pastels to jewel tones.     But, beautiful though they… Continue reading Artful Neglect