Being Thankful

With Thanksgiving days away, I decided to stop and reflect on what I’m thankful for this season. Friends and family— It’s easy to take things like our family, friends and home for granted. They are everywhere present and with the familiarity comes a decreased awareness of how important they are to our lives. Yet if […]

Overcoming Growth Obstacles

  One of the benefits of living in the Pacific Northwest is the usually mild winters. The absence of severe weather affords flower gardeners like myself the advantage of not having to dig tubers every fall. We can leave fussy flowers like dahlias in the ground and know that if we mulch them and keep […]

Giving Thanks in this Season

While teaching a Sunday School lesson recently, in the spirit of Thanksgiving I asked the class what they were thankful for. One said her home and family. Another said her job. Another said art supplies. The responses were as varied as the students, each one reflecting on her own life. With Thanksgiving days away, I […]