Five Great Reasons To Pause A Project – The Little House Attic

It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities. – Kristin Armstrong I am not great at pressing “pause” on anything.  I […]

Honoring A Courageous And Loyal Veteran

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary Today we are honoring those who have served in the protection of our freedoms.  The freedom to choose our […]

Hello Summer! Abundant Simplicity, Calm, and “Stories” To Delight

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”  ―Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited When one is retired from working as an employee, one would think that the seasons, including summer, would all blend together.  While my time is more flexible, it […]

Three Reasons Giving Honor Returns Benefits

Render to all men their dues. … respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due. Romans 13:7 Showing honor to whom it is due takes many forms.  It can be as simple as holding a door open or saying thank you.  But there are occasions when more effort is appropriate.  […]

How Memorials And Memories Challenge And Encourage

“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called repairing the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”   Isaiah 58:12 There are a series of BLOG posts about how the families, for whom our historic home is named, converged […]

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The Three Benefits Of Traveling Through Time – Imagination

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. – Bonnie Prudden Traveling through time is a learned skill.  I was not a history enthusiast in my younger years.  Becoming a lover of history has been a long slow courtship.  Now, when I come across a point in history that piques […]

Mother’s Day – Tribute And Honor To Our Amazing Moms

Happy Mother’s Day!  If you follow this BLOG you already know how I love, adore, and respect my mother.  Since my husband and I do not have children, I did not share the experience of motherhood with her, although we do share many other things: The love of gardening and growing stuff The satisfaction of making an entire […]

Hospitality, It’s Wonderful Foundations Explored

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,  Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 The concept of hospitality has a much higher meaning than is commonly thought of today, at least in my part of the world.  Although the everyday application remains valid, it lacks the depth of its’ original intent. True […]

How To Dismantle And Overcome Intimidating Obstacles

“Take one step in the direction of your dreams and watch the Universe perform miracles to help you.” —Alexandra Domelle Intimidating obstacles come along with any dream.  Completing the EAA Biplane my father started came packaged with many intimidating obstacles: First, it was my Dad’s project.  My hero, the man I most wanted to please […]