One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the past few months is how to work through and move beyond my fears. This knowledge has liberated me in how I handle adversity, and I am no longer b... Read More
an·tic·i·pa·tion noun (ˌ)an-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən Definition of ANTICIPATION 1   a : a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action      b : the act of looking forw... Read More
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flo... Read More
Just a quote for the day.  I find this very fitting. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end... Read More
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself.  But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.  ~Thomas Szasz The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird t... Read More
Friday and Saturday was the Oregon 3A/2A/1A State Track Meet. Emma qualified in three events; the 4×100 meter relay, the 100 meter sprint, and the 200 meter sprint. All season long, she has been ... Read More
This hangs on my mirror in our bathroom.  I look at it each morning when I am getting ready. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a... Read More
That’s what this big fellow seems to be saying to the world.  Today, I second that feeling!  Not for any particular reason, just because it’s one of those days. No matter what happens... Read More
I received this as an e-mail from Aaron’s mom and step-dad, Tom & Carol, today.  I love it, and I thought it should be out in the open for all the mothers I know to see. Real Mothers don&#... Read More
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.  The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.  ~André Gide I s... Read More
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.  ~St Francis de Sales July is usually my... Read More
The second time we went to the mountains to get firewood was so much easier for a couple reasons.  We found a spot where all the wood we needed was within 100 yards of each other and the pick up, we ... Read More