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Are squirrel's eating your flowers or digging up the soil? Many times they are just looking for the moisture in the plant, so make water accessible to them in a nearby bird bath. If they persist, try this homemade repellent: Fill a saucepan 1/2 to 3/4 full of water and put it on the burner to...
Today my daughter’s class went to their garden. When Halle got home from school, she handed me her produce and announced, “tonight, I’d like mashed potatoes with dinner please.” Later, scooping her second helping of mashed potatoes on her plate, she told us about Mr. Gilliam’s preachings (...
“Mama, you know what? When you lose it can also be a gift from God. Do you know that Mama?” I have no idea what my sweet girl was contemplating in that kitchen chair by the window watching me cook dinner. Her comment was unexpected. Before I could dig deeper, her brother ran in the back d...
In relation to my previous post, this spoke to me about how we play a part in writing not only our own stories, but the stories of those around us. It's also a testiment to glorifying God in everything we do, whether you are a taxi driver or a real estate agent. I came across the fo...
My mother’s best friend once said that she saw her life in chapters, each being its own story: a child with her parents and siblings, a young adult relocating to Austin, wife/homemaker/mother of four, marriage as empty nesters and grandparents, her life as a widow; and stories within stories...
Today I read a blog by Dale Bledsoe about a bird that got trapped in his office. It reminded me of an incident that happened a few years ago when my children were small. An American Robin made a nest in one of my hanging flower pots right outside my kitchen window, where she laid her tiny blu...
To give you an update on my “accidental house” clients from a previous post, the story has a happy ending. We ended up finding a beautiful home that is perfect for them. Last week they put an investment property up for sale. Within three days, we received SEVEN strong offers. One step back a...
Do you ever find it difficult to write in a book if it’s too beautiful? I recently had a friend tell me that years ago she was given a special book to write her life story to pass down to her children, but the pages remain empty. She said she just doesn’t yet know what to write. This struck a ...
This Saturday, the kids and I took my brother Seth back to his home at Marbridge, after an overnight visit. Instead of just dropping him off, we stayed to play a little miniature golf on campus. It was unusually still, just an occasional person passing by from time, offering us friendly greet...
Painfully sitting at a red light today, feeling rushed, wanting to get moving, my seven year old said to me, “I know what God is doing right now. He’s slowing us down on purpose.” I love that. I love that He speaks to me through my children. In that moment, the spirit of hurry was gone.