Archive for January, 2013

When the One Who Leads Is Just Not Getting It…

Posted by Susan On January 30, 2013 1 COMMENT

My cousin and I walked past a floral shop way back when we were in college together. Simultaneously, we were both drawn to the very same arrangement among several that were displayed in the window. Surprised, I couldn’t understand why she would possibly be so drawn to an arrangement that so beautifully featured white Shasta  [ Read More ]

The Beauty in Life is Paved With…

Posted by Susan On January 15, 2013 1 COMMENT

When we woke this morning, six more inches of fresh snow was gently and peacefully falling onto the several feet of sparkling white already piled high on the ground. Almost too beautiful to be real, the rugged Cascade Mountains surrounding our town paint a stunning winter-white backdrop almost everywhere. “On stage,” our pretty little town–  [ Read More ]

Hope for the New Year

Posted by Susan On January 9, 2013 1 COMMENT

A fresh, young New Year has now arrived on the scene! But, man oh man, I sure wish this one could have been delivered with a little more optimism… Truthfully, I’ve found myself struggling with discouragement as the infant days of 2013 make their appearance. The picture isn’t a very pretty one as we tighten  [ Read More ]