The Tulips at Windmill Island Gardens

In late April of 2012 we visited Windmill Island Gardens in Holland Michigan. The park wasn’t due to open quite yet, but the tulips were early and we were fortunate to see the gardens in full bloom. Tulips have so many varied colors. It it a tribute to the Creator of all flowers. The news… Continue reading The Tulips at Windmill Island Gardens

The Forsythia & God’s Faithfulness

Today is the 27th anniversary of my son’s passing away and entering eternity. Last year I wrote the illness and faith of our little boy. You can read about Steven here. God has healed the wound in my heart, but it took time. Only when I was far enough from my initial grief, could I… Continue reading The Forsythia & God’s Faithfulness

The Color Red in Spring

The robins are back Hopping across the green grass Displaying red breasts. While the cardinals Warble a sweet a melody Eluding my sight. High in tree branches This bird sings a song of joy To the Creator. Linking with Nature’s Notes,  Seasons and Sue’s Wordless Wednesday

The Passionate Work of Lilias Trotter and Margaret Sanger

Recently I completed reading books about two women that demonstrated different kinds of passion. I have read the Autobiography of Margaret Sanger, followed by A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter. The lives of these two women had some similarities and some great contrasts. Both women came from large families, though Lilias… Continue reading The Passionate Work of Lilias Trotter and Margaret Sanger

Review: God’s Not Dead 2

After a week of traveling to attend to extended family needs, it is good to be back home.   This morning I participated in Bible study with dear friends at my church.   In the afternoon my husband and I went to see  God’s Not Dead 2. Can a teacher mention Jesus in a public… Continue reading Review: God’s Not Dead 2

Morning Prayers

The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Lilias Trotter are a great               inspiration for me. Both spent much time in prayer.  Here are quotes from each. The morning prayer determines the day. Squandered time of which we are ashamed, temptations to which we succumb, weakness and lack of courage… Continue reading Morning Prayers

Periods, Pills and Home Birth

Some of the common practices in our culture are worth questioning. As a nurse I like to keep track of health news. I am a firm believer in women learning about their bodies in order to pursue health. I have collected some articles related to women’s health. Verily magazine published an article, 4 Things Your… Continue reading Periods, Pills and Home Birth