Weekend Reflection: Love Gallery

        Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 7 (NASB) It’s the weekend, time to slip off our shoes and slip into stillness and grace. Start over at Sandra Heska King’s Still Saturday. Next, drop by Lisha Epperson’s City Girl Soul for Give me […]

Drive-by Worship

Community Harvest Foursquare Church, Pasadena.  Sunday Service SurveyIn the good city of Pasadena, California, over 100 churches serve its population of 138,000 souls. On a recent visit, it seemed we drove by at least half of them on Sunday morning, on our way to photograph the Gamble House, an architectural treasure I’ll tell you more […]

Turning to a New Chapter

Our Wedding Day. September 2, 2007. Summary and PrologueAnniversaries are a bit like that, aren’t they? We reflect on our shared history, wonder what the coming year will bring us. My husband Rich and I, who married in middle age, each with our own history of priors, just celebrated our fourth anniversary. I think this […]

Apples, Apricots, and Acts of Worship

An Inviting Hallway. Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. September, 2011. Seeking Treasures in Shangri-La An unexpected gift led my husband and me to spend our anniversary weekend in Ojai, a tiny town tucked snugly into the hills east of Ventura. We crave tranquility when we travel; the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa promised peace. And so […]

The Button Trust

Grandma Seiler’s Button Box. July, 2011. Rhinestones, Plastic Monkeys, and A Good Marriage As we prepare to embark on a summer vacation in the desert, I decide to replace buttons that have long since gone missing from two pairs of my husband Rich’s shorts. I ask him what kind of buttons he prefers. He tells […]