Purpose and Passion Interview: A Journey of Creativity

There are some people you don’t have to know for long to realize they are worth having in your life.  Laura is one of those people. I met her several months ago in a Bible study group.  I am always impressed with how measured and thoughtful she is.  One of her gifts is encouragement and that is something she uses both in her career as a counselor and in her friendships.  She is…

Am I An Artist?

My children are artists. They create everyday. From the time they were small they created with paper, crayons, paint, and markers.  They created stories, costumes, and dances.  They created obstacle courses, games and contests.  They created with blocks and legos and cardboard boxes. They created elaborate worlds of their own in the woods around our house; forts, fairy gardens, castles and caves. Now, as they enter the teen years, they have set aside their crayons…

Favorite Easy Scones

This post required  a proper pot of tea, a stack of cookbooks, and the fortitude to sift through various and strong opinions on scones. First we have the difference between a true British scone and what  you will find in a typical American coffee shop.  According to a Cook’s Illustrated article  it’s a fat to flour ratio issue and true British scones rarely have add-ins. They prefer their fat and…

Vacation Recovery

Just back from our summer road trip to Northern California to the Redwood National Park and up the Oregon coastline to participate in a jeep event.  It was amazing! We spent time among the trees, explored miles of beaches,   did a little off-roading,   a little camp cooking, and made quite a few trips to the Tillamook cheese factory.   We were happy campers! Well…truth be told, I wasn’t…