Blessings in Disguise

I can think now. The constant bumps and thumps, the rhythmic pounding from morning until four or five in the afternoon—an entire week of it—is finally over. Now I can meditate and mull over the way God supplies, the way He works all things … [Read more...]

Beauty from a “Beast”

THIS is the wood for the floors? I thought to myself, incredulous, horrified. It had to be the ugliest wood I’dever seen. Ragged ends, split and gnawed off, knot-holed. <Groan> What a mistake! A huge mistake. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. … [Read more...]

Mountain Woman + Bear = Innovation

When I returned home about 9:30 last night after babysitting my grandson and began the evening chores by flashlight, I knew something was amiss the moment I saw the lidded five-gallon bucket, that normally sat under the chicken house, out in the … [Read more...]

Winter dreams

We had a snow moon recently and it inspired a poem. Yeah...maybe I should just stick to novels. But I wanted to share it with you along with a photo I took this morning. We had a heavy frost. Too bad it wasn't snow. The old mountain pulls a … [Read more...]