Fallen Beauty

Green leaves change to red, orange, and gold. A lush tree of summer becomes a multi-faceted flame of fall. The beauty attracts admirers. Scenic drives through the mountains engulf us in the breathtaking beauty of fall. In time the leaves fall to the ground. When the fallen leaves blanket our yard, what do we see?…

Different is Good

Heat rose in shimmering waves off the pavement. Tendrils of perspiration dripped down foreheads and backs. Hunter stepped up to the line. He filled his lungs with air and pitched forward, spitting the watermelon seed with all his might. With great expectation, Hunter searched for his seed’s final destination. Unfortunately, the watermelon seed only flew…

Is Now a Good Time?

My oldest son is applying for his first job. As he filled in the applications, he peppered me with questions. “What hours should I say I’m available? I don’t want to work on Sundays because of church, but I also don’t want to work on Fridays so I don’t miss out on all the fun…

Offer an Oreo

Today is National Eat an Oreo Day. I admit I had no idea. We are big fans of Oreos in this family. When we’re feeling a bit adventurous, we try seasonal Oreos. We are always disappointed, though. The original Oreo trumps all other Oreos (except Double Stuff Oreos … maybe). Oreos provide a great memory…

Share the Love

What’s the word on the lips of so many on this Valentine’s Day? LOVE What does it mean to really love someone? Is it merely the fluttery feelings in our stomachs when the man of our dreams comes near? Is it the swell of warmth in our chests as we look down on our sleeping children?…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I needed to buy a gift for a “Galentine’s Day Lunch”–credit to Leslie Knope for the name. I headed to Bath & Body Works since almost everyone I know loves candles. Right there on the front display was one of their new scents: Love. Intriguing. What does love smell like? According to Bath and Body…