It’s almost 2020! I hope that wherever you are, you’re ready for a brand new year, filled with possibilities. This was our view a few days ago, out of our youngest son’s front room window. I grew up in the Midwest, and we had snow every Christmas. Now that I’m in southern California, snow is … Read More
This Time of Year Can Be Challenging
There’s so much beauty this time of year, but there’s also a lot of stress. Holidays have a way of bringing sadness to many people. They may be missing loved ones who have died, or who just aren’t available for one reason or another. Holidays can also bring a sense of overwhelm to quite a … Read More
An Unforgettable Holiday Season!
For any of you who live anywhere near Santa Barbara, you know that this has not been a typical holiday season. Early in December, what has become known as the Thomas Fire began. It started quite a distance from here, but quickly spread. In a matter of days, people from Santa Paula, to Ojai, to … Read More
Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
This time of year can mean different things to different people. It can be a joyous time spent with friends and family, eating lots of delicious food, made with love. But it can also be a lonely time spent focused on the sorrows of life, thinking about all of the things you don’t have. If … Read More
My Holiday Wish for You!
It’s that time of the year again, when our thoughts turn toward family, friends, good food, and holiday gatherings. We have specific images and thoughts in our minds about how we want our celebration to be. We want it to be very special! We want it filled with breathtaking beauty, abundant happiness, and lots of … Read More
Thanksgiving, A Time to Be Grateful!
We shouldn’t need a special day to think about our blessings, but Thanksgiving does tend to turn our thoughts toward being grateful. It’s easy to do that when things are going well. But what about when we’re overwhelmed with struggles? I think that’s when remembering to count our blessings is more important than ever! Our … Read More