I recently watched an inflight movie as we flew from Washington, D.C. to Chicago and there was a song in the movie entitled “Everything Must Go.” It had to do with death and other changes in relationships, which I found very clever. The foundational layer of meaning had to do with the most familiar use … Continue reading Everything Must Go
I finally found it! This little candle and holder were a gift to me in 1990. It was Christmas time and I was a volunteer at the 3rd ACR museum on Ft. Bliss. The volunteer coordinator gave this set to all the volunteers. Sean was deployed to Operation Desert Storm. The tiny yellow ribbon around … Continue reading A yellow ribbon and a candle can mean so much
"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." – Edith Wharton So often in my life as an Army wife, I've been honored to be the mirror, reflecting the light of others who I was encouraging and am still so very proud of! It's a lovely … Continue reading This little mirror of mine…
We just bought a refrigerator online. Yesterday I found the one I liked for our new home. It will be delivered on the 3rd of January, the day after we move to the house in San Diego. I'm super excited as I have not owned a refrigerator since we sold the only house we've ever … Continue reading On refrigerators and faith
I love the Christmas creche in all its forms. I took this photo in a shop in Williamsburg, Virginia last year. It's amazing, a true work of art. All handmade! If you have a creche, you might consider a blessing. It's not too late as we are right now, today, within the Octave of Christmas. … Continue reading Away in a manger; celebrating the Octave of Christmas
I could not find the photo credit for this picture. It was posted 7 years ago as part of a video called “Santa’s Silent Night.” You can find it on YouTube. I just think it’s a cool photo and I wish I could find out who took it so I could give them proper credit. … Continue reading Joyful Christmas!
A couple of weeks ago I alluded to a poem I had written where I described someone's embodiment of joy. So much joy she couldn't contain it. I wrote the poem after a FaceTime session with our oldest grandchild. She was probably about 2 years old at the time. She'll be 6 very soon. I … Continue reading A poem about a little girl I know…and love
"You are a verb!" I read that the other day. I think it's about one of the nicest compliments I've ever seen. That means that the 'verb' didn't just say things, but she also did things. It's something like, "walking the walk" not just "talking the talk." So it was a lovely compliment and I … Continue reading Are you a verb?
Last Thursday my husband and I headed out to Kansas Our son just took company command in the 1st Infantry Division. We're so proud! And we were so happy and grateful to be there with him and his lovely bride who is also an Army officer and awaiting her company command in the new year! … Continue reading I believe in traditions
It's been several days since I've last posted. Sorry about that! But tonight, after a busy Thanksgiving and days following, I am sharing a song by one of my favorite Christian bands, Casting Crowns. It's called "Joyful, Joyful." It is a beautiful old song that's been updated and I just love it. My favorite part … Continue reading Joyful, Joyful!