Fleece in the Grease

Fiber Art has captured my heart. Only a few years ago I was just learning to crochet my first dish cloth. The more I learned the more I wanted to know. I had Fiber Fever! Soon on my wish list was a Spinning Wheel and eventually I found myself in possession of a real, unwashed,…

Dangerously Different

Having been born in the Deep South I have a heritage steeped in both immense pride and terrible shame. I was born in Louisiana, lived in Texas and Georgia, graduated high school in Mississippi. I have close family in Arkansas and am raising a family in Alabama – I get it, I truly do. I…

Surely Then it Multiplies

I have always had a heart for discipleship and felt it was an often overlooked practice of our modern church. We can sometimes get so caught up in the ‘big picture’ that we fail to notice the value of one life, one person, one individual. Over a year ago I had a discussion with a…

Painting with Words

Write it down, you won’t regret it. Record your thoughts and ramblings, your worries and celebrations. Pour out your emotions into words that paint a picture. Even if you are not a writer, it does the heart good. I discovered this from my journal from two years ago. I can still see it. I’m so…

Tomorrow (it’s only a day a way)

“Oh, I can’t think about this now! I’ll go crazy if I do! I’ll think about it tomorrow.” Scarlett O’hara’s famous words from _Gone With the Wind_ have been on my mind today. Like her, I’ve been facing a chaotic season for a few months (perhaps a few years) and I have too often simply…

Ponder This

I am a ponderer. I record many of my ponderings here on this blog. What does it mean to ponder? To Ponder means… To weigh in the mind with thoroughness and care. I like that definition. Yes, to ponder is to weigh in the mind. This is a good thing. A very good thing in…

Beauty Counts

Early morning will almost always find me with a good cup of coffee and a few excellent books in addition to my Bible for personal devotion time. It is how I start my day. It is how I survive my day. Two of my favorites to read and glean from are Oswald Chambers and C.S….

First Response

As a mom I sometimes say to my children, “I said no and no means no.” As years have passed and I have become a more matured and experienced Mom I usually reply thus. “If you press me for an answer I will have to give you a no. If you will give me time…

Father’s Day Prayers

I’ve gone to great efforts to make this a special weekend for Henry Rodda. Y’all know how much I think he deserves some special treatment. 🙂 We’ve had special foods like Fried Green Tomatoes yesterday and Taco Salad Supremes today. A watermelon is chilling in the pool to be cut later. All yummy treats. There…

Daddy Henry

When we first became foster parents it was with much trepidation. We were entering unchartered territory and like so many, had heard the horror stories of how hard fostering could be. At first Henry adamantly refused my pleading to become licensed as he was not willing to expose me to what he was sure would…