Winter

After a lifetime in Alaska enduring REAL winters, I’m surprised to find myself suffering an intense case of spring fever while living in the south.  It didn’t even get “cold” until December, snow is rare (and it melts within a few days), and it’s warm enough to work outside year round.  Yet, the trees are … More Winter

Refining Fire

Last month, my closet pyromaniac husband gleefully eliminated a long standing task on our farm to-do list: burn the brush piles.  These weren’t your average “let’s have a bonfire” brush piles; the previous owner stock piled wood and brush from job sites over a period of years, building the larger one to over eight feet … More Refining Fire

What is God’s Will?

Recently a young woman whom I greatly respect wrote to me in frustration saying, “I would love to respond in obedience to God’s call on my life- if only I had any idea what the heck it was!”  I understand her angst, as I also spent too many years struggling with this sidetrack.  Don’t misunderstand … More What is God’s Will?

Embrace

Our Creator cleverly set the universe in motion incorporating natural laws that mirror spiritual truths.  This fuels my fascination with gardening.  My heart comprehends the necessity of painful pruning in my life after I’ve seriously stressed over chopping off perfectly healthy branches and then witnessed the increased fruit a few months later.  I never appreciated … More Embrace