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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...

More summer art with kids

          Silly Snakes   This was the cutest project ever! It incorporates painting (with acrylics - easy to clean up), mixing colors, cutting, and weaving. Paint one full sheet of paper with mixed shades of green and yellow paint. Let...

The June give-away winner!

            Congratulations Tami Bolte! So excited to talk to you and thank you in person for being a reader here, plus finding out what you like best - reading, writing, or painting!   And for everyone else - thank you for your...

Greetings to you from Dr. Kaiser

  On the last day of the Bible Intensive at The Cove, I had a chance to get a few words from Dr. Kaiser to share with you. I have pages and pages of notes, life lessons and pivotal truths from the book of Job from this great teacher. Eventually they will inch...