First Impression Specialist ~ Featured Writer

First Impression Specialist ~ Featured Writer

Photo by Roy Davis It is always such a pleasure to introduce you to a new featured writer each month and today is no exception. Joan Davis, writes at Hope Secure. She and I met through a group called The Consilium and led several groups together for the members of...

The Person in the Mirror

The Person in the Mirror

I woke up and walked into the bathroom just like every morning. One wall is flanked with a large mirror and I can't help but catch my reflection as I walk by. The first look in the morning is not my favorite, but on this particular morning a new awareness filled my...

What If …

What If …

What if ... I read a book, take a walk, sing a song, update my status, write a book, hold my grandson, teach, or just dream of what is next? Or instead of dreaming, I begin supposing all the worst case scenarios? Have you ever done that before? In the dreaming and...

Today is Your Day

Today is Your Day

There is nothing like a "thank you." Whether the words are spoken or written, this simple acknowledgment goes a long way in making my day. The first time I heard the words "thank you" from my sons, it left me speechless. The sweet blessing of knowing that I was doing...

Lessons on the Road

Lessons on the Road

There are several favorite parks where I do most of my walking. Once there, I settle in and my feet find the familiar route and I take off. I consistently learn lessons on the road because God meets me where I am. I love the comfortable and familiar. But imagine with...

Monthly Musings ~ April 2019

Monthly Musings ~ April 2019

If you are reading this on the day this post went live, it is the last day of April. If not, it could already be May. Yikes! I don't know about you but time has a way of getting away from me. The saying "April showers bring May flowers" came true around here. We did...

The Sum of Your Fingerprints

The Sum of Your Fingerprints

No two fingerprints are the same. If I laid my hands next to yours and we looked at each detail, we would find incredible beauty and uniqueness. You can identify me by my fingerprints. But God created me as a one-of-a-kind being with multiple layers that define who I...

The Slow Awakening

The Slow Awakening

For the last few weeks, while sitting in my living room, I kept catching a glimpse of red out of the corner of my eye. Bright enough to turn my head, but not quick enough to make out the flash of red. This game of cat and mouse continued for another week before my...

The Beginning and End

The Beginning and End

As I looked toward the horizon, the road ahead looked familiar. I had long since memorized each twist and turn, number of potholes, and unexpected bumps in the road. But on this particular day, the familiar looked strangely unfamiliar and the road stretched before me...

The Adventure of Saying “Yes” ~ Guest Post

The Adventure of Saying “Yes” ~ Guest Post

One of my new favorite things is introducing this wonderful community to new writers. It is a delight to share the words of Lesley Crawford today. She is a faithful member of this community even though she might be new to you. How I wish I knew her in real life...

Redemption’s Journey to the Cross

Redemption’s Journey to the Cross

Surrounding my patio is a thin strip of dirt. Big enough to dream of planting, but not so big that I will become overwhelmed in the planning. Digging my hands into the wet soil, with its richness and potential, is a love that has followed me since childhood. Knowing...

Monthly Musings ~ March 2019 + Book review & Giveaway

Monthly Musings ~ March 2019 + Book review & Giveaway

As I'm sitting here typing out these words to share with you all, the rain is pounding against the windows with no intention of letting up anytime soon. Spring is announcing its arrival with flooding rains, which is typical for Ohio. I'm praying it brings us a step...

The Walk to the Cross

The Walk to the Cross

Life is nothing but a journey. A one foot in front of the other endeavor that leads us down familiar and sometimes not so familiar paths. Choices guide our steps toward certainty as we focus on God or doubt when we believe we can find the way on our own. I write about...

Surprise! God Has Your Best Interest at Heart- Guest Post

Surprise! God Has Your Best Interest at Heart- Guest Post

It is such a treat to introduce another featured writer to you. Michele Morin and I have "known" each other for at least three years. We share the fact that we are "boy moms" and have become friends across the inter webs. Michele is not only a beautiful writer, but...

Creation’s Journey to the Cross

Creation’s Journey to the Cross

My morning wake up call is more enjoyable these days. The sun makes its appearance earlier and even has decided to show off. Streaks of bright orange paired with deep reds are just what my soul needs to wake up out of the winter slumber. This past weekend we moved our...

Hi, I’m Mary!

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I am a retired elementary school teacher and the mom of two grown sons.
I’m also a woman seeking God in the ordinary routines of life.
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