Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Cultivating Life’s Garden

The pruning and cultivating are the life lessons, where the process of growth is in the hands-on, active work. Branches need to become strong enough to support the fruit without breaking. This is where lasting change takes place; where healthy roots are established through strength and perseverence.

New Year – New Beginnings ~ Resolutions and Listening

While others begin their New Year with countdowns and resolutions, I prefer to review and bring order to my surroundings. For as long as I can remember, heading out on New Year’s eve and ringing in the New Year really hasn’t been my cup of tea. The thought of partying all night and paying for …

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Christmas Greeting, Yuletide Readings

One of my favorite things to do during these quiet days of Advent is to sit quietly, in the early hours of the morning – just me, my coffee, and the fireplace – and enjoy all of the beautiful Christmas cards we receive. In the hustle and bustle of parenting, over the years I’ve often …

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Pressing Pause

Does your life ever feel like the buttons on your media controls? Most times you are in fast forward, then as soon as things steady and you get into play mode the pause button gets pushed? Yeah, me too. Seems that is where God has me right now. Just when I decided to make some …

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The Innocence Of Childhood

My latest blog post written for CatholicSistas: Can one recapture the innocence of childhood? Unfortunately not. But what a gift if we choose to recapture the path that leads us there. The past several weekends, my husband and I have enjoyed a rare phenomenon in our lives – an empty house. With no ball games …

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Wait…Just A Little Bit Longer

I shared this post just about a year ago and know that there are some mom’s (and maybe a few dads)  out there whose hearts are in the same place as mine was. I thought it appropriate to share again.  I wish you peace in your new journey. Today marks one week that I dropped …

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Healthy Harvest: Stuffed Zucchini

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something for the garden foodies out there.  This is my favorite time of year – when I get to eat what I grow!  Here’s a simple meal that you can throw together in about 30 minutes.  It’s super healthy, filling, and quick. First you want to gather your …

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Final Day Of My 10 Things To Tell Your Children Before Their Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) The big day is finally here. How do I properly sum up all the emotions I’m feeling today?  I’m not sure that there are words that could …

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Day 2 of 10 Things To Tell Your Children Before Their Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) 2 days and counting!  Marriage is fluid. It moves and changes. It’s a building process that ebbs and flows like the tide.  It will change again, and …

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Day 3 of 10 Things To Tell Your Children Before Their Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) Day 3 – Mind your manners. I’m always amused when I watch some of the sitcoms today, especially those that depict marriage and family life. It doesn’t …

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Day 4 of 10 Things To Tell Your Children Before Their Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day. ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) Four days and counting! Expectations lead to disappointment. I think it’s fair to say that living a life of expectations brings disappointment. If we had a better …

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