nacho average miracle

If you’ve been following my blog-site for any length of time you pretty much know the topics I post about. A quick scan of my header points out what you will find written here:

my faith, family, friends,

silly stuff that dances through my head (sometimes music is involved,)

our magical golden-retriever Helen,

some baking,

some making (of things,)

and a sharing of the blessings I’ve either received or witnessed!


Because these are all the areas you will find my heartfelt

hugs n’ blessings!

No, my blog is not necessarily one where you will read it feeling any form of academic “seismic shift” or life-altering desire to move to Uganda, (although I do encourage you to visit Bob Goff’s website for that affirmation.)

But I do pray my bloggity-blog-site inspires ones’ heart to explore the way

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glad news!

“Love and only love is the key to all life’s sorrows,
opening doors once closed, promising brighter tomorrows.”

Kathy J Parenteau


In a world filled with so much bad news. . .

so much sad news . . .

what a relief to share this glad news!


She said, “Yes!” 


We have the overabounding joy of announcing preparations are under-way in welcoming a brilliant daughter-in-law into our family very soon!! Continue reading “glad news!”

one year.

Assisi, Italy

Where were you a year ago on this day?

Do you remember?

What were you doing?

Were you alone or with others?

What was the weather?

What were you wearing?

Where did you eat?

Do you remember?

(And “Only if it was the 21st night of September,” does not count as an answer!)

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It is good to remember….

“3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7 It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8 For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

Philippians 1:3-11

Today is a day I could tell you

all of those details

and more.

(A lucky penny I found this morning reminded me of that.)

But to sum it all up I would simply say,

“We were thirsty…

(I promise if you click on the link above you shall discover more!)

Just a tiny hint…

The penny reminded me I’d made a promise and today is the perfect day to make good!

May this video mark a Special Year behind you and may the glow of their love be a promissory sign of the splendid days to come, and may you remember them for a lifetime!

hugs n’ blessings to my favorite sister/video expert for walking me through the complexities of video-making!


a hug n’ blessing for you, as well, if you could remember your ‘one year ago day’ too!!!


**the aprons were made from old dresses and costumes and pieces of such throughout my darling daughter’s childhood, stitched now together for others to have a small reminder of her in their possession.  It was a joy for me to reminisce over every one as they were deconstructed…her girl scout uniform, first party dress, favorite church dress, dorthy costume…and to watch them each find a new heart & home to be cherished in. Thank you to all who so tenderly chose one & shared such a special day with us.