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
Inevitably, this is the time of year that I always seem to stay hungry. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that I gorge myself on all the Thanksgiving goodness, and the old saying "the more you eat, the more you eat" becomes me. So what better time to schedule a Healthy Living class than right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season in hopes of being able to learn a little self-control. Not only was self-controlled covered in the Healthy Living class taught by Traci
I've never really been one to pay more for the organically grown produce at the supermarket because I am such a tightwad. Plus, I'm not very health conscience. But when my friend was helping me put my feelings into words about Gatherings, and how it has grown into something I did not expect, she used the term "organically grown" and it just felt right. Ellen Garbardi can make a word stand to attention. She and I have been friends for over 20 years - our sons grew up going
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).