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Holiday Idea House

Decorating for holidays is something I love to do. When my husband and I shared a basement apartment in college I insisted we get a Christmas tree and it could've stayed up all winter as far as I was concerned. It fit perfectly between the mini fridge and the hideous,...

Handmade Shopping Guide

Visiting art and craft fairs is among my most favorite activities. I don't always leave with my arms weighted down with purchases but I always leave inspired. I love seeing all of the different things that people create. It sparks my own imagination. Photographers...

Spread Your Wings

One summer day while shooting hoops in the driveway with my boy I noticed a moth on the ground. I can't say for sure, but I think it was the recipientĀ of a dribble. It was alive but injured. At first glance, it was just an ordinary moth. Its grey wings blended into...

Ode to the Evening Walk

An evening walk is a soothing ointment. It takes some of the sting away. It is time to both escape and reconnect. These precious few minutes can put all of the previous hours into clearer focus by softening the lens through which they are viewed. Dusk is my favorite...

Life Lessons and Lawnmowing

We have recently expanded our yard. In the new area, we prepared the soil, fed it fertilizer, and spread grass seed. In the time since we've faithfully watered. We watched the black dirt anxiously awaiting some sign of life. Then almost magically it appeared. Little...

Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Several years ago during a church service I was introduced to the term thin spaces. Thin spaces is an ancient term first used by the Irish, then the Celts, and finally Christians. By definition thin spaces are areas where the space between Heaven and earth is thin....

Traditions – Part Three

I wrote this on the first day of this new year as I enjoyed one last night relaxing in the glow of our tree. Judging by the number of Christmas trees laying along the curb, the holidays are over. It may seem I'm a little late in sharing the third tradition story,...

Traditions – Part Two

My friend Beth had spoke lovingly of her father's Christmas village. It sounded magical and I was intrigued. So last year when our son became fascinated with villages and insisted on carefully inspecting the villages on display at each store we visited, I wondered if...

Traditions – Part One

Over the past few years I've had the privilege of meeting three individuals who have especially beautiful Christmas traditions. Each is unique, yet the three people shared the same indescribable warmth. Each is an embodiment of the Christmas spirit itself. I felt...