Posts made in August, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Reach

»Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 8 comments

Five Minute Friday: Reach

Authors note; The word prompt for this week vividly brought back to my mind a place and a time where I was struggling with depression. I know that for me to get through this struggle I needed the love and support of those around me. I would encourage you, that if you have a loved one (friend or family) that struggles with depression…reach out to them. It could save their life. Reach… Can you reach me? Can you touch my hand with yours and pull me out of this darkness? Can you see me? Can you see me here in my deep hole? Wait! Don’t walk away. I know that I haven’t been myself lately, but please don’t go. Can’t you stay for a while and cover me with your light and your love? People around me know there is something wrong but they don’t know what to say. Some people...

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Tuesday @ Ten: Listen

»Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 7 comments

Tuesday @ Ten: Listen

“Listen my children and you shall hear”…. Stories of our family heritage. Of our grandmothers and great grandmothers and those who came before them. Stories of our faith and the blessings of a loving God Stories of hope and perseverance even among the trials and deep valleys of our life Stop for a moment. Listen and you will hear… The sound of the symphony of creation performed each day around us. Crickets chirping. Doves cooing. Birds and frogs joining in the praise. Even the rocks will cry out to declare the glory and majesty of God. God’s quiet voice in the evening wind. His whisper and promise in the setting sun. God’s power and majesty booming through the thunder and lighting. Slow down. Stop. Wait… Do you hear the sounds of creation? Do you hear the voice...

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Girls Day Out

»Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 0 comments

Girls Day Out

It’s “girls day out” with my friend Tina. We started our morning with a trip to the River Daze Café (Hood River) for a fantastic latte’ and a super tasty breakfast sandwich. Yum…This was made even better by the stimulating company and easy conversation that only happens when you are spending time with a good friend. Then, we headed out for the main event of the day. The Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show. Tina had selected this outing since she knew of my love of fabric and quilting, but we were both treated to such a wonderful and beautiful experience that left me feeling nostalgic and inspired. I know for sure that as we left after two hours, Tina had a developed a deeper appreciation and new found love for the art of quilting. I did not grow up with sewing. It is...

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Five Minute Friday: Change

»Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 5 comments

Five Minute Friday: Change

  Change! You can’t escape it. You can’t run from it. There is no place in the world that you can hide that change will not find you. It is as inevitable as the rising of the sun. And yet, even though change is part of everyone’s life, we still face it with sweaty palms and racing heart. Why? Change means that we have to step back and give up control of “us.” And that is as scary as all get out! Change! There is no  better word to use to describe our family in 2014. Every one of us has gone through a major job change this year. For me, it was leaving a job that I loved after fifteen years due to extreme stress in the work environment. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be put in a position of having to quit my job in order to regain my health...

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Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 7 comments

Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

It’s a family day out. A day to put aside the stresses of work and just enjoy spending time together. We are heading out to gather up a day of memories. Heading out to gather some of God’s summer goodness so we can preserve it for the coming dark, cold winter months. We start by driving to a friend’s farm up in the mountains of the Columbia River Gorge. We chat about a variety of topics as we bounce along on dusty dirt roads. We talk about everything from “what’s on the schedule for the week” to “what type of building provides the best defense in case of a zombie attack”. We finally reach our destination. We gather our buckets and tumble out of the car. The coolness of the morning is giving way to the warmth of the summer sun. There is no breeze today and we know...

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