Vast Beauty, Vast Blessings!

My face grew cold in the brisk night air. I gazed at the tiny stars, glowing faintly yet steadily in the heavens above. Joy swelled. Right then, taking in the scene passing before me, words and phrases begin to form in my mind. In the veins of a writer there is always a coursing sense…

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.” -Proverbs 24:13-14 via   The fear of the…

Miracle After The Mirage

The truth is, my strength is always a mirage. Every time I think I can handle life–be strong enough–the reality of my desperate weakness hits. Hard. I can’t travel far in this blistering desert…

Old Wood & Mingled Paint

Upon receiving another custom order for The Country Rose Market , I ventured out to select a piece of aged wood. I found the perfect one–with pine knots and all! Today was rainy, cold, and wet….

A Not-So-Monotonous Monday

The laundry was piled up. I busied myself with the washer and dryer. Once the first load came out, I began listening to a praise song while I folded….