Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Faith and Family

Statue In The Window

Although there were many a conversation between my daughter and me regarding our lack of control over the weather on her wedding day, we were determined that we weren’t going to let it ruin the day. So, out came Mary.

HEALTHY MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IDEAS

Whether you’re a mom receiving that special breakfast in bed or the one who’s creating that special moment for her, here are a few ideas to keep the day light and stress free. Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I think every mom can appreciate gifts that promote health in body, mind, and spirit. Brunch …

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Unlocking A Gift – A Mother’s Day Tribute

“Do you remember, as a little girl, how I’d point out the tunnel the trees made on our walks downtown?” My mom posed this question on our recent social distanced visit.  The pandemic has created a new environment for our weekly visits.  This return to simpler times, simpler activities seems to be a recurring theme …

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Dear Mom and Dad – Congratulations!

With high school and college graduations happening this time of year, I thought the below story would be wonderful to share.  As I reflect on the many graduations we’ve been through these past 15 years, I recall one speech in particular that grabbed my attention.  There are so many things that a speaker can highlight …

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I Was Born To Be A Farmer – Paying Attention To The Distractions In Your Life

There are days where I think I have the attention span of a squirrel! Seriously – I’m all set and on a mission, then suddenly I’m distracted by someone or something and I can do a complete 180.  Like when I head to Hobby Lobby for one particular item and suddenly find myself with more …

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This Gift Called Motherhood – To My Children

So many days I find myself unworthy of this gift called motherhood.  Not only was I blessed to share in this act of creation once, but God blessed me four times.  As I lifted my very first child into my arms, I felt an overwhelming love that I thought would burst through my chest.  The …

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Are We On The Same Page?

For all my sisters out there…..I’m so Melinda!!  Don’t worry if your view of Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart isn’t up to par with all the ads and videos you may be watching today or what other’s tell you it should look like.  Love comes in all shapes and sizes.  God’s placed you just where …

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Cooking Through Lent With Your Kids

The kitchen has always been the hub of our household; the center of conversation. What better place to have meaningful conversations with our kids about our faith. Lent is a great time to teach them our faith story through cooking.  Cooking can be a visual reminder of the story you are telling.   Not only are …

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Keeping Your Kids Engaged Throughout Lent

Can you believe that we are having conversation about Lent already?  Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth? I’m blogging over at Catholicsistas.com today.  Link to my post here for some creative ways to keep our faith story alive with our kids.

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