• homestead,  thoughts

    Fall leaves

    When we moved here my heart filled with gratitude knowing that we had a beautiful sugar maple right outside our dining room window.   It was a deep desire of my heart to have beautiful fall leaves in our yard, and God fulfilled that unspoken dream.  I watched the leaves begin to yellow, turn to light orange and then to a robust rust before letting go and burying our yard in 3 inches of mulch. Last year, instead of their beautiful show, the leaves simply dried up and fell off.  No colors, no excitement, just bare. We guessed it was due to all of the construction and digging that happened around…

  • journal,  thoughts

    Creative boost

    Last week I delivered a short message to our church on creativity. This week I’ve realized how uncreative I’ve been for months. God truly has a sense of humor, and I am thankful he can use me despite the fact that I am not qualified nor do I even feel qualified. There have been times in my life of free flowing, ample creativity.  Everything seems like a new idea, something to start, something to try.  It’s exciting and pleasing and my brain goes a hundred miles a minute thinking about all that I want to make.  It can also be disruptive and frustrating when I don’t have all the time…