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The Gift of Hospitality

Hospitality is one of my spiritual gifts. I’m more comfortable being a hostess than a guest. I love trying to create a atmosphere where guests feel relaxed and welcome. Surely, I love that a coordinated tablescape is pretty to look at, but I am in my happy place...
The Benefits of Being Weighted Down

The Benefits of Being Weighted Down

Sometimes life feels heavy, doesn’t it? If you’re at all like me when you do get time to relax you struggle to get your mind slowed down. The more tired I become the more likely I am to feel anxiety creep in and then I’m stuck in a nasty cycle...
This Old Chair

This Old Chair

In reality, it is a dilapidated old chair that would not look out of place if seen along the curb on garbage day. A hand-me-down chair that has never been comfortable or all that attractive. When I sit in it my neck cramps up and I can’t wait to get out of it. I...
If You Give A Wife A Cracker

If You Give A Wife A Cracker

When my husband and I were dating we’d grab some crackers and cheese spread – the healthy kind that comes in a can and doesn’t need refrigeration. We’d dine on our fine snack in the lobbies of fancy buildings downtown or in the cab of his truck...
Some Perspective on Contentment

Some Perspective on Contentment

I’ve been struggling with contentment lately. A large part of me would like to move. It isn’t so much about wanting a different house, it is more about wanting a more expansive and quiet outdoor environment. That isn’t to say I don’t want a walk-in pantry and a...
The Journey to Yourself

The Journey to Yourself

I want to take you on a journey. We’ll only be gone for a few moments. You’ll need to quiet any insecurities and open your heart in order to enjoy the trip. Take in a deep breath and slowly let it out. Now, think of something you’ve always wanted to do. Imagine...