Every House Has a Story

For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. ~ Hebrews 3:4 In 1885 America was still a fairly new country with only 38 states in the union. It was the year Grover Cleveland was inaugurated president, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York’s harbor and indoor plumbing … Read more

Breathing Life Back Into an Aged Beauty

She sits on the corner one block from Main Street. An old beauty past its prime. Her graceful Ionic columns proudly support the deep, curved porch that hosted many guests under her haint blue ceiling. If houses could dream, she’d want someone to care for her again, to put forth the effort to restore her … 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

The Power of Words

Jacob saluting

The way you speak to your kids becomes their inner voice. ~ Jack Canfield, Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series Tock, thock, thwack! Ugh! I couldn’t believe the builders were already hammering away on our house at 7:30 in the morning. I quickly got the kids dressed and fed, then picked up my … Read more