So What’s Going on With the Garrett House? Another Sneak Peek…

  Many of you have been asking for updates on the open house. So what’s going on with the Garrett house? In a word, construction. Even though my husband, John, and I have built two of our own homes, doing a large scale renovation is a whole new ballgame. John warned me not to announce … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Gathering Around the Table

Gathering around the table

  My mother has always had a thing about sitting around the table at supper. When the food was set out, she’d have one of us turn off the TV and we had to focus on each other and talk—or sit and chew in silence. Most nights we talked. And talked. And talked. Because my … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Front Porches and Family

  Fireflies, family and the front porch. This is the substance of my childhood. As we played in the yard on summer evenings catching fireflies, the adults sat on the porch watching, laughing and swapping stories. Reminiscing about those days stirs a pleasure within that reminds me of the beauty of home, particularly one with … Read more

Blueprints for Building Your Spiritual Dream Home: Your Scars Tell Your Story

Your scars tell your story

  I’ve always been drawn to history. Stories of old that reveal truths from the past. Stories of families, love and even tragedies. I’m not sure why it intrigues me so. Maybe it opens my eyes to the fact that, while both good and bad fall on the just and the unjust, our world continues … Read more