The Mardi Gras or Carnival season officially begins on January 6th, or the "Twelfth Night", also known to Christians as the "Epiphany". Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means "to show". Jesus first showed Himself to the three Wise Men and to the world on this day. As a symbol of this Holy Day, a tiny plastic baby is placed inside each King Cake. The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. A King Cake is an oval-shaped
As I was loading all the supplies for this evening's class, I received some very sad news from a precious friend. So on the drive to this event, my heart was heavy. My mind wondering: just how much longer will it be before the Lord takes us to be with Him to that perfect place where we will be introduced to all the sweet babies that have gone on before us. Those of you that have ever experienced a miscarriage, or the loss of a child, you know what I mean. It is a pain t
When I started Gatherings over a year ago, I had no idea. Like absolutely no idea. No idea that it would end up going from me organizing an evening in my home for several ladies to gather and tap into their creative side to now meeting off-site in small businesses. If you would have told me this on the evening of our first Gatherings in November 2017, I would have scratched my head and laughed at you. Like how is that going to happen? Well, it is happening. And I am scr
Dolly Cruse. How can I even begin to describe this precious soul? Any description I use just won't be sweet enough. Because my words can't drip honey. They can't granulate sugar. Nor can they capture the sincerity of spirit that this lady pours out upon others. Every time I think of Dolly Cruse, or even hear her name mentioned, I smile. I smile because I know that somewhere along the way she has spoken kindly of me. And of others. She carries an essence of love. Eve
My heart always starts to skip like a school girl going on her first date as time draws near on the afternoons of these Gatherings. And the more it skips, the warmer it gets. So warm that it might have topped the outside temperature on this lovely Fall evening. From the moment Sarah McTaggart pulled into my driveway, I felt like my breathe had been taken away. Psalm 103 has been the scripture that I have been trying to memorize this week ("trying" is the key word here).