Praying the Rosary

I was raised Catholic, very active at church. I know I learned about the rosary, but I never prayed the rosary, so therefore I did not know how the rosary is prayed. I have heard the recommendation over the years, “Pray the Rosary!” I did not know how. I have not pursued this desire to [...]

Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]

What If We are the Only “Church” some People will Ever See…

The Bible I am a Catholic, I was raised in the Catholic faith. I do not agree with many of the manmade rules of the Catholic Church. When I was growing up our family was very involved in our church. When our daughters were growing up, we were Eucharist Ministers, our eldest daughter was a [...]

Part 7 – 2021 Garden: “A Gift from Nature”

This is part of gardening every year that teaches me patience. Every year, I cannot wait to see: First tomato bud Two more tomato buds Every day I look for progress. When the progress is not visible, I can get discouraged. I can think the garden is not going to work. That’s me needing to [...]

June 30th, 2021 Sunset

Sometimes all it takes is looking up…disconnecting from the technology to see the beauty of our Lord. God’s Glory Wow! Took my dog out, looked to the west and had to capture this amazing sunset! I ♥️ having time to “see the sunset.” Take time to pause, reflect and notice all the wonders of God…whether [...]

Part 3 – 2021 Garden: “It’s Almost Time”

We have been watering a tiny bit every day. We are so close to putting in our garden. Next weekend, is our target date. Our Experiment...the starts Garden just waiting to be filled Waiting does not come naturally for me. Gardening has taught me faith, hope & patience. #thepatientgardener

Part 1 – 2021 Garden: “The Starts”

As I get older I am discovering the value in every season. Right now it’s springtime. Now is the time to plant starts. The Beginning Springtime buds Seedlings budding! Emerging onion start We are trying an experiment...to create our garden from seed. To literally “start” our garden from seed. Our beans have not emerged yet. [...]

Turbulent & Chaotic Times

I have not posted in a long time. I am navigating the covid restrictions, vaccinations, world news and random pop up riots. These times are trying and stressful. During chaotic times I need to “center” myself. Some people may call it “grounding themselves.” I try to eat properly, get enough sleep, keep connected with family [...]

Part 5 – 2020 Garden Journal: “& That’s A Wrap!”

After Labor Day we know we are getting close to the end of the gardening cycle. The last 4 months we began, nurtured and waited in anticipation like new parents for the new growth and buds. We are nearing the time to dismantle the garden. “All good things come to an end” Home grown tomatoes [...]