GOD’S NOT DEAD – The Movie opens this Week

March 18, 2014
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GOD’S NOT DEAD is a new Christian film that opens this weekend, and judging from the trailer, it looks like it may be a very good one. The story centers on a college freshman who is challenged by his professor to deny his faith or to defend it. The film features Kevin Sorbo and Shane […]

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The Empress Hotel Signature Scone Recipe

March 9, 2014
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Clad in ivy and surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens, the Fairmont Empress Hotel is a favorite destination of travelers to Victoria on Vancouver Island. This historic grand lady has been welcoming guests since 1908. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stayed at the Empress in 1939, during their Royal Tour of Canada. More recently, HRH […]

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Free Printable Vintage Valentine Images and DIY Projects

February 9, 2014
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Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I’d share some lovely vintage Valentine DIY ideas! On these web sites and blogs, you can download free printable graphics to design and construct your own Valentine greetings. Several of these sites have a treasure trove of beautiful vintage images scanned from old books, cards and postcards. […]

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Touring the USS Iowa

January 19, 2014
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Over the holidays, I had the pleasure of touring the USS Iowa berthed in San Pedro, CA. Built in 1940 at the Navy Yard in New York, the battleship served in World War II, the Korean War and also through the Cold War. The Iowa was launched in August of 1942, and commissioned in February […]

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The Vast Immeasurable Dimensions of God’s Love

January 9, 2014
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While driving to work yesterday, I was listening to a song by the Christian band Third Day. The song, Your Love is Like a River portrays the love of God in visual imagery, and includes among other descriptors lyrics alluding to the verse about how deep, how high, and how wide is God’s love for […]

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Aaronic Blessing of the Israelites

December 8, 2013
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The Old Testament book of Numbers has a small passage in the sixth chapter, whereby God provides instruction to Aaron and his sons on how to perform the priestly blessing over the Israelites. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the […]

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Handcrafted and Vintage Baubles Available Now in my Etsy Shop

November 28, 2013
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This week I wanted to share some of the really beautiful hand-crafted baubles I’ve been finishing up for my Etsy shop, The Drawing Room at Pemberley. Just in time for after-Thanksgiving online Christmas shopping, these repurposed vintage teacup bird arrangements are treasures of colorful whimsy! Each little bird is perched in lime green reindeer moss, […]

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Ronald Reagan – Veteran’s Day Prayer

November 11, 2013
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On this Veteran’s Day, we remember the men and women of our armed services who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. President Ronald Reagan delivered this speech to honor them. May we always remember those who served, and pray for the safety of those who still serve. On the journey toward Home,

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A Wheelbarrow Full of Crowns

October 30, 2013
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Last weekend at church, I was delighted to see the choir and orchestra join the Saturday night service. Generally they participate in Sunday worship where the style of music is a bit more traditional, but in honor of Reformation weekend, the normally contemporary Saturday services included some old hymns. There’s just something about singing them […]

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Momentary Separation Awaiting Magnificent Reunion

October 6, 2013
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“Someday you may read in the newspaper that Chuck Smith has died. Don’t you believe it! Accurate reporting would say ‘Chuck Smith moved!’ Out of an old, worn-out tent and into a new glorious body like Jesus has. No more groaning, no more pain, no more suffering. Just perfect fellowship with the Lord forever.” -Chuck […]

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