PLANT THE SEED ANYWAY

For writers, there is always a story—even a story about something as simple as planting a lemon seed. Since I enjoy taking a second look at simple things to see if there just might be a kernel of Truth or a lesson for me, and perhaps for you, I will tell you the simple story…

Garden Wherever You Are

It’s mid September, and the house is decked out for autumn, and our garden is growing and going strong. When we moved from the city out to the Texas Hill Country, I assumed our gardening days were over. And frankly, I didn’t mind that thought for a while — no more weeding, pruning, staying ahead…

Where there is despair . . . hope.

In the past few days when the headlines were horrific, when the silent voices of lifeless victims were screaming, when those, whose lives have been forever changed, were sobbing, I’ve been silent. Many of my writer/minister friends have had helpful and important things to say that speak Truth and comfort. Others have just expressed their…

Cleaner Than a Whistle

Email – the marvels and madness – nonetheless, it has changed my life or at least a good hour or more of my time each day. According to an email I received from a friend a few days ago, I can now rid my cabinets and cupboards of toothpaste, mouthwash, six different bottles and spray…

Nothing Pictures Hope Like…

It’s springtime in the Texas Hill Country, that hopeful time when the green returns. Spring brought with its green a carpet of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush and a brand new experience for me. Through my years of gardening, I have planted seeds, seedlings, bulbs, bare-root roses, flowers, shrubs, herbs and vegetables, but I never planted…