Aug 1, 2022

July Progress and August PowerSheets Goals

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When August days are hot an’ dry,When burning copper is the sky,I’d rather fish than feast or flyIn airy realms serene and high.– Paul Laurence Dunbar I do love to fish and have to say this was fun, too! We’ve had our heads in the clouds lately, kicking off three weeks of sabbatical by parasailing with Grace. It was, indeed, serene. We saw dolphins from the sky and Grace loved every minute of it. From time with my parents in Florida,…

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Jul 1, 2022

June Progress and July PowerSheets Goals

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That beautiful season, the Summer!Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;And the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I didn’t plant these zinnias, friends! In fact, most of the seeds I planted this year decided not to grow. 90% of my zinnias this year are volunteers and they are glorious. God is good. No matter my shortcoming or poor seeding efforts, He always surprises me! June was a…

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Jun 1, 2022

May Progress and June PowerSheets Goals

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Tell you what I like the best —‘Long about knee-deep in June,‘Bout the time strawberries meltsOn the vine, — some afternoon– James Whitcomb Riley May was a big month around here seeing God’s faithfulness in action: in seeds sprouting in the garden, closing school years, time with close friends and new friends—and reminders that little by little progress adds up in my goals! Here’s what’s on my Tending List for June above—all action steps from my 2022 Goals. This is…

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May 4, 2022

April Progress and May PowerSheets Goals

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Yes, I will spend the livelong dayWith Nature in this month of May;And sit beneath the trees, and shareMy bread with birds whose homes are there– W. H. Davies, ‘In May’ Hello, May! The gateway to summer is here! My focus this month is on worship, and the garden is making that easy. At every turn in the garden and on neighborhood walks, it’s almost impossible not to say, “Wow, Lord!” From the honeybees returning (I danced around our driveway…

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Mar 29, 2022

March Progress and April PowerSheets Goals

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Hello, spring! We started our seeds indoors today, getting ready for transplanting in April. On the growing list this year: lots of new flower varieties, four types of watermelons, fresh peppers and tomatoes (along with tried-and-true favorites!), and some new garden structures made for climbing spinach and cucumbers. Like last year, the kids are in charge of planting, and they are pumped! Along with garden planning in March, we took our first RV trips to Jordan Lake and Morrow Mountain…

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