Living Joyfully

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us and see the beauty in ordinary things. – Thomas Merton  The smell wafting from the oven roused me from my book as I quickly looked at the kitchen timer. The bread was done. As I lifted the pan out of the oven aContinue reading “Living Joyfully”

The Revisiting of Old Friendships and Pecan Pancakes

To rekindle with a friend from long ago is such a blessing. This morning I awoke to the sun streaming in my window. Kind of a shock when your so used to waking before the sun. But all in all I feel very blessed today. I visited the church which I unfortunately missed mass thisContinue reading “The Revisiting of Old Friendships and Pecan Pancakes”

Airing out your House

With my camo ball cap pulled over my bun, I spray the Ozium deodorizer in my room I make for the exit. 30 minutes later I return to clean fresh air. This reminds me of patience some things in life take time. And some things require prudent decision making. Airing out decisions. Like relationships takeContinue reading “Airing out your House”

Work Day Workout

This morning I got up and said my reflections before daybreak. Sipping my coffee watching the rising sun I thought what a beautiful day! Thank God. He makes my days easy. And keeps my nights holy rest. After my morning reflection and reading I did my workouts. Which made my day go so much betterContinue reading “Work Day Workout”

Thankful for L.I.F.E.

I’ve been reflecting on life as it is for me. I was talking with one of my good friends the other day saying how I felt in a rut. But after reflecting on this I’ve accomplished so many of my goals in these past few months! One of my goals was to become a baristaContinue reading “Thankful for L.I.F.E.”

1 Cup of Coffee

I was so happy yesterday after receiving my job news that I decided to treat myself. Since I was a child I lived creating things. I thank my mom for giving me that artistic inspiration. I love painting so I decided to indulge in a trip to the pottery store. For the sheer sake ofContinue reading “1 Cup of Coffee”

The Simple Beauty of Nature

As I stepped through the knee-high green grasses I breathed in the fresh air. It was cleansing as if giving the prairie a new birth. My father often says that the prairie changes her dresses for every season. The prairie is changing her dresses. The fresh air streamed against the hanging white sheets billowing inContinue reading “The Simple Beauty of Nature”

How Not to Make Coffee-

My trials began at 6:01 am, in making Ethiopian coffee started today as I wrangled a ginger root. This darned Ethiopian coffee has me by the neck, I’m telling you!  After slicing a nickel sized sliced of ginger I gingerly dropped it into my pot of boiling water and coffee grounds. Previously, I had addedContinue reading “How Not to Make Coffee-“