The Journal of a Pilgrim

The promises of God that we have experienced and witnessed are best captured in writing. In the midst of ongoing trials, the journal entries of God’s faithfulness is the treasure that keeps our hope aflame! Like Ruth Graham Bell, today many record their thoughts in journals and on blogs. As scribes for generations to come,…

Minimalist Vamping

The woman facing me in the mirror gently whispered “it is time to revamp your style!” For the past two years I had not spent much time looking in the mirror or considering anything more than comfort. It started with a manicure.  As women we can look down at our toes and see them pedicured,…

The Wedge Made Famous

Our hairstyles recycle with iconic memories of our once thick, carefree, swinging strands, blowing in the wind. Dorothy Hamill and Farrah Fawcett were trend setters that even Princess Diana’s royal locks were fashioned after. Have you ever had a Wedge? In 1988 it was my privilege to attend the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.…

The History of Tea

“May I have a word?” Is a question the English asked whenever a response was needed; when an enlightenment was forthcoming; when a warning was necessary;  when one’s idea was politely given.  Indeed this attention arresting question was rather a civilized way to invoke a time to meet, a time for tea.  In Mexico today…

A Fashion Foray

Innocent darlings, dressed as starlets… Do we clothe our kids as targets? Teens are highly influenced by fashion. Pocket books emptied with a passion. The changing trends are short lived without mercy. So many new arrivals make us thirsty. Are we dressing to appease, or to simply please….Whom? Modesty …many assume… is all about the…

Poetic Times

A Wishing Well – a place to muse in the garden, a place to toss our hope for things to come. Our choice is to hang onto the hope we have, and to the faith we have been given by the only trustworthy Source. Truth is certain, eternity is sure. We live in Poetic Times.…