To joy! (and sweet, patient friends)

I’ve missed our time together over the past several months! I’ve had a bit going on (of course, who doesn’t?) plus there have been some technical issues with the blog that have taken a while to work out. I am hopeful things are fixed now and we can...

On Thanksgiving and Tradition, redux

I wrote this post in 2011 and repost it every year in tribute to my mom, who passed away in February of 2013. (It has become my Thanksgiving tradition, I guess you would have to say.) Wishing you every joy of this blessed holiday. ~~~ The past three nights I have had...

October

  I’m so glad     I live in a world     where there are     Octobers.                                               –L.M. Montgomery   I’d love to send a little note each time there’s a post on The...

it’s always there

IT’S ONE OF THOSE TIMES that makes you realize you never really know the joy life will bring, one moment to the next. First there was the fact we had a slew friends staying with us in the mountains for the weekend. Then others were to arrive late Saturday...

Relief.

  Full-on summer is here with the South Carolina temperature soaring to nearly 100 degrees most every afternoon. It’s the kind of heat you can literally see in the air: your eyes hurt, your lungs burn, your spirit feels the proverbial finish line is way...

What’s Saving Me Right Now*

First, a confession*. I don’t actually need to be “saved” from the winter blues. I love this flat white season, finding that–quite the opposite–the quiet fills my soul, steadying me, somehow, for the crescendo of...

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