When The Almighty Hides Us

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most HighShall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1 I read a story from Corrie Ten Boom in her book, A Prisoner And Yet. Corrie tells about her experience of… Continue reading When The Almighty Hides Us

The Comfort of Being Hemmed In

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon mePsalm 139:5 I love small jewel box type rooms. The ones Victorian houses are famous for. Every room is it's own sequestered nook. No modern day open floor plan where all the family activities are done in the same big open space.… Continue reading The Comfort of Being Hemmed In

Building Houses

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1 Wisdom builds a house. By understanding this house is brought forth from obscurity, it becomes known as a home. An established place made of comforts. A place to rest and heal when sick. A warm space for… Continue reading Building Houses

Focused VS. Simplified

In answer to a search for a simpler lifestyle, I have found focusing the Christian life, not simplifying it to be key.Jean Fleming - Between Walden and the Whirlwind I have to admit in some ways I love minimalist, simplicity, eating farm to table, the capsule wardrobe. There is a classic elegance, a graceful way… Continue reading Focused VS. Simplified

The Storied Home

It reminded me that God wants us to enjoy His creation, and that we can have a part in “creating” by “breathing” life into the raw materials He’s given us to work with. Her words were a reminder of why I do what I do. I hope the things I enjoy, like gardening, writing, or… Continue reading The Storied Home

A House That Feels Like Home

“A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer It's brick and stone say, "far enough." It's door politely asks, "knock first." It's front garden reveals, "they sip coffee early in the morning here, there… Continue reading A House That Feels Like Home

Small Dinners

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17 I'm thinking about the havens we create. What we allow in and what we say no thank you to. What we compromise on and what we hold our ground on. What is… Continue reading Small Dinners

A Season At Home

klimt “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”― Edith Sitwell One winter I napped with a newborn daughter beside me, or sometimes she laid on my chest, but either way as the… Continue reading A Season At Home