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3 ways to gain victory over your calendar

          Teach me to number my days aright that I may gain a heart of wisdom. + Psalm 90: 12. This is the prayer I've prayed for over eight years in the ongoing battle with my calendar. What I have so desperately sought is a sense of peace...

And the winner is…

            Kerry Comer!   Time for me to send out some awesome school supplies to this lovely lady. Kerry, thank you for entering the give-away and for being a long time loyal reader of the blog. I appreciate you! Readers, stay...

4 more days

            To enter all you have to do is share. Share one of my Facebook or Instagram posts or a post from my blog, brushstrokes from God's word. All the links are on my homepage. By Friday. I'll announce the winner over the weekend....

7 things I do to actually start writing

            About writing - or finishing up what you've started... I have been asked several times how I get started writing and how I bring the project to the place of completion. A few years ago a literary agent told me that a writer...

Our City Story

What we have all been waiting for - another incredible evening of worship! The Barlow girls are coming to Huntsville to tell their story of God's mercy and grace in the international world of high fashion. Something we may never have thought of, something God is using...

August Give-away

          If you know me, you know I adore school supplies. When I want to treat myself (which is often) I'll wander the pen and paper aisle and there's always something I cannot resist. I know I'm not the only school supply addict out there!...

This song on repeat – You Say

            She has an amazing voice. I began to listen after hearing an interview a few years ago when she talked about the influence of her grandfather. He said Adele had nothing on his Lauren. Yet it's her lyrics - way too profound for...

New art!

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso   Yes, it does! I'm working so hard at painting a little lighter. And loving painting on linen! These three new ones on the website today...   Joy          ...

July 25

      July 25 is the day. It's a day we celebrate. We don't give gifts, we don't talk about it all day, but it's right there behind and between all the things of the day. Wednesday, July 25 was the four year anniversary of Ben's miraculous survival of...

Rosemary brushes

Here's the prize! Delivered to Tami Bolte, winner of the June give-away... Rosemary brushes!           I had heard about these brushes for several years, but never got around to ordering. In a Gina Brown workshop, Gina offered her brushes to...

A grand month

          This is the month for grands before they go back to, don't say it, school. Almost every day we are with one or several of our grandchildren and mid month we have six at our annual Camp Zannie*Beene. Everything else is taking a back...