TUESDAY, MARCH 8: DAZZLING This word brings to mind the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is also reminiscent of Moses’ face after his encounter with God on Mount Sinai. Have you ever met anyone who had “a look about them,” a glow of peace or joy that could only have been a result of their spending … Continue reading Lenten Photo-a-day Challenge Week 2
You're busy; I'm busy. How about a quick six today? These flowers are blooming in my garden today. The top row is (left to right): 1. Magnolia "Jane" just opening 2. Southern Indica Azalea "Mrs. G.G. Gerbing 3. Southern Indica Azalea "Pride of Mobile. The bottom row shows 4. Southern Indica Azalea "Formosa" 5. "Tete-a-tete" … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Quick Six March 5, 2022
The graduate school I attended in Nashville, Tennessee, had a highly creative curriculum in the late 1970s. Scarritt focused on preparing people for different lay ministries like Christian education for all ages, missions, music, and social work. It was related to the United Methodist Church, which was being very experimental in those days with approaches … Continue reading Photo-a-Day Challenge Week 1
Along the Coastal South of the United States, spring has definitely sprung. Although it’s possible to have another freeze, we also have some days in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The plants have gotten the message, especially the weeds. Today, I’ll review what has been happening in February in my garden. The weed vs. … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Spring is Here!
“Is anybody hungry?” I remember hearing those words when I was a child before the women in my family served a meal. It was a welcomed question, signaling that it was time to eat. Humans and animals alike share the common experience of hunger. We may not all feel it to the same degree, but … Continue reading Hunger
Yall really don’t want to see my garden today for Six on Saturday. It’s a cold, windy day in South Alabama, and several light freezes have decimated the tropicals. I have lots of clean-up to do, so I’ll take you back there another day. Wouldn’t you rather see what the professionals can do? So on … Continue reading Bellingrath Gardens Winter Walk
Holiness is an old-fashioned word not well-received in our 21st-century culture. The image that comes to mind is of a couple of women out shopping. The older one has long hair, braided and piled on top of her head, and the younger has locks down to her waist. Both are without makeup in long denim … Continue reading Holiness, Part Two