Galveston Gardens, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Foundation Plantings For Shade

For those of us with shady yards, gardening can be frustrating.  For years I beat my head against a wall planting things that might make it.  After I grew up and stopped trying to force the gardens to look like I thought they should and let the conditions dictate what should be planted, I found that… Continue reading Foundation Plantings For Shade

Faith, Marriage Mondays

Do This One Thing To Make Your Marriage Stronger

The one thing my husband tells our children and any other young person who askes is this, "Move at least 3 hours from both sets of parents." I have to say I agree. Lest you think we hate our parents, let me set the record straight- we don't. But, with that said, if parents are… Continue reading Do This One Thing To Make Your Marriage Stronger

Faith

Guaranteed Encouragement

When my heart or my mind or my soul or all of the above are troubled, I remind myself of the promises made to my by the King of kings and the Lord God Almighty. Here's how I read this out loud (I like to read it out loud on my balcony so that these… Continue reading Guaranteed Encouragement

Out of the Shadows, writing

A Christmas Novella Coming Soon

As you already know, I have been exploring the possibility of self-publishing. As I weighed the pros and cons and read many articles on the subject, I thought how it would be nice if I had a book to experiment with before I pulled the trigger on my novel, Out of the Shadows. About three… Continue reading A Christmas Novella Coming Soon

Family Fun, island life, Travels in the USA

What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Traveling with children is one of the best experiences.  It can also be one of the most challenging.  Galveston is an incredible destination for families.  One of the attractions that make Galveston awesome is the Galveston Railroad Museum. With 5 acres and over 40 pieces of rolling stock, there is plenty of room for little… Continue reading What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Faith, island life, Marriage Mondays

What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

When I married my husband at the mature age of 19, I had no idea of what I was getting into. Who does? What I also didn't know, at the time, was that the unrealistic expectations of perfection and "normal" that I carried were going to steal so much joy and make adjusting to married… Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

Faith, Family Fun, island life, writing

A Writer’s Day

Today was a perfect day. I woke up happy. Spent time with God on my balcony. Reflected on a sweet evening with daughter #2. Did my workout. Snuggled with a grandbaby. Worked a couple hours at my paying job (transaction coordinator) Worked several hours and wrote 5000 words at my dream job. (Writer) Marked chores… Continue reading A Writer’s Day

Faith, Marriage Mondays

The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Who was the person or persons that impacted your marriage the most? Mine would be my parents. They embodied commitment. We just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am so proud of them! They were committed because they made a promise and you keep a promise- through the good and the bad. There was plenty… Continue reading The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Faith

God Cares About Who You Vote For

These words have been rolling around in my head, my gut, and my heart for weeks. I have been listening to people, all kinds of people and I have been pondering the reasons people give to what they do and who they are voting for - but I can get away from this one issue… Continue reading God Cares About Who You Vote For

island life, Texas Travels

What To Look At In Galveston

I have the pleasure of living in the East End Historical District in Galveston. This is the original spot where the city grew up first. We even have ruins that a pirate called home. With such an old place comes beautiful and diverse architecture. I walk about 20 miles a week with my husband and… Continue reading What To Look At In Galveston