Thursday, August 29, 2013


This is the photo that planted the idea seeds in my mind for this blog.  One day as I searched for a particular picture, I stopped at this one long enough to really consider all that's within.  At first glance, it is an all-encompassing picture of about one-third of our home office.  A closer look brings individual story opportunities sprouting quickly from my mind, much as beans once planted in prepared garden soil, break ground, growing into full-grown "seeds within seeds".  Oh, yes, we've only just begun...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


As I look around my office area, I see so many reminders of love poured down upon me from my youth to today.  There are stories behind many of these items so thinking they might add interest to your days, I decided to share the tales here on a site chosen to be titled "Dear To My Heart".  I believe you will quickly be able to see why.

The paperweight in this photo was on a shelf at Tuesday Morning.  As I do so often when tempted, I admired it, wanted it, but decided I didn't need to spend the money on it, so left it at the store.  However, that night, I kept thinking about how much I liked and wanted it, so by the following morning I had decided it wasn't such as would break our bank account and I would treat myself by buying it.  I have taken so much joy from seeing the sun shine through it as it sits on my desk that I have never regretted going back to get it!