Holding on

What day is it? This Day, That Day, The Other Day, The Next Day…it’s another Quarantine Day. For all of us, whether we’re confined to our homes or still going out into the world for essential work, it’s a surreal experience like none we’ve ever had before or imagined. We all have our challenges with … More Holding on

Life Interrupted

So here I am again. It’s been a while. Last year I began volunteering at a new local outreach that helps those in need of assistance as they transition out of homelessness or struggle financially. The outreach efforts are primarily funded by the proceeds of its thrift store. The outreach’s mission to serve those in … More Life Interrupted

A Star is Reborn

Or at least the Star Barn anyway. This particular barn really is quite something. Built in 1877 in the Gothic Revival style, it was first used as the main barn for a horse-breeding farm. Over a century later it stood empty and decaying, despite its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, with the … More A Star is Reborn

Busy Hands

I’ve often wished I could knit or crochet. There’s something beautiful about the rhythmic movements of the hands and knitting needles or crochet hooks busily creating something new, something pretty or warm or useful…a sweater, a blanket, a pair of mittens perhaps. Or an intricate crochet coverlet, a tablecloth, or a runner. Though I’ve dabbled … More Busy Hands

Life in Between

A line from Jesus Calling daily reading for September 5th – Living in My Presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and unseen, eternal reality. I was given this book of daily spiritual thoughts and reflections last Christmas and have endeavored to keep up with it. Most days, the readings are encouraging … More Life in Between


One of my favorite jewelry styles is filigree. Perhaps it’s in my genes. According to Wikipedia – The oldest filigree pieces discovered in the Iberian Peninsula date back to 2000 – 2500 BC, but its origin is not clear. These pieces possibly belonged to merchants and navigators originally from the Middle East and are not … More Filigree