Phyllis' Blog

Moments and experiences come and go so quickly, and often we fail to see them for their value in our lives. We don’t take time to ponder them and take a second look at them. I believe to find the wonder in the world, we should be taking a second look at simple things. That’s what I like to blog about – those plain, every-day, nondescript moments that can delight us if we but look.

We’re All Headed Somewhere

I was lured away from the Hill Country last week for a business trip to Atlanta. I’m talking planes, trains, automobiles, and acres upon acres of concrete. I’ve managed to stay out of cities for the last few years, and that is to my liking. I much prefer observing the wildlife in the Hill Country…


Perfect Postings for Christmas

I’ve been amused and entertained by all the photos posted on social media this season – you know – the flawless photos of platters of decorated Christmas cookies and trays of fudge and divinity. But did you see anyone post pictures of the kitchen when those goodies were being made?


Alo Predicts the Weather

November is my absolute favorite month of the year—cooler temperatures, earthy red and gold colors, the scent of pumpkin and spices, the Beaver Moon and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas.


What was waiting at home!

Bill and I have returned from an autumn trip with friends up through North Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. You do that when you live in South Texas and desperately need to see a change of seasons. And while we were traveling, not only were we reminiscing and telling new tales, we celebrated two birthdays.  …



Today is a day that I’ll remember as long as I have memory. I had the great privilege of doing something this morning that previously had only entered my wishful thinking and my hope-so-maybe-one-day daydreams. I started my day by signing my name to a five-book contract with Gilead Publishing for books to be released …