Sunday Lines: Sunday, September 27

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa Pat Amsden “Just show up, be brave,…

Second Hand Gratitude and Love

Did you know that a few weeks ago the nation celebrated Second Hand Clothing Day? If not, don’t worry. I don’t think many people noticed. But I will admit that in our house, it’s a holiday that we all love. And it all has to do with a tiny hamlet, deep in the Virginia mountains,…

REASONS TO CELEBRATE

In these troubling, confusing, and sometimes scary times, it’s important to find reasons to celebrate. My husband (a reason to celebrate) and I walk Charley every morning that it’s not raining. Occasionally, we are delighted to spy a deer or two. When this happenes, we call that, “a very deery morning.” On these walks, I…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, September 20

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis Sharon Wray “Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, September 13

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill Marsha West “You…

What’s your creative weapon of choice? Brushes, pens, or pencils?

Pencils? That’s what you use, Vicki? Seriously? If you ran into me working, you’ll probably see three things–4×4 ruled sticky notes, a large calendar book, and yellow mechanical pencils. Yes, pencils. I wouldn’t use a brush. I’m so not a painter like our beloved Kathryn. As for pens? A long time ago, I took shorthand….

Stop wishing your life away.

Our lives have become a constant loop of how much we want our normal back, how desperate we are to have “this insanity” behind us so we can get back to the way things were. We don’t want to ever look back at the horrors of 2020. Right? People are tired of COVID’s effect on…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, September 6

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Every person has a story inside of them waiting to be written. Marion Lanouette “You must do the things you think you…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, August 30

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU’RE READY TO BE INSPIRED and ideas for finding solitude, a voice, new ideas, or maybe a purpose. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Step out of your comfort zone….

Memories in Lavender Fields

I once had a best friend. The kind of friend who felt more like a sister, was one of the best critique partners I’ve ever had, and would do anything for you regardless of the time of day. Unfortunately, this friend, Karen, died a few years ago of brain cancer. And her loss is still…