A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

Buds, Blooms, & Blossoms: Spring Has Begun!

I am thrilled to see signs of spring all around me. The string of warmer days we’ve had is supposed to turn chilly again soon, but I am just glad … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

October Mind Cleanup

I don’t have much “mind cleanup” to do for October, because in the earlier part of the month my brain was laid low by a cold (during which time I … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Enjoying Fall

I was raking leaves this weekend and paused to take this photo of my cats. They were glad to be outside but feeling a little chilly in the cooler autumn … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Simple Truth: Short Quote & Fall Photo

“For she had come to feel that it was the only thing worth saying—what one felt. Cleverness was silly. One must simply say what one felt.” Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evening Song

Just a little chorus I made up a while ago to reflect my mood in the evenings (I can’t sing it for you here, but I can tell you the … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Photos: New River Gorge, West Virginia

Earlier this month I went camping with some friends, and we went hiking at the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, West Virginia, as well as sight-seeing at nearby Hawks Nest. … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Vertical Again: A Poem

Here’s another little poem about nature’s power to restore my inner peace. Vertical Again The woods have a way of aligning me— when I come bent over and beaten low … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

Camping Photos

I looooooove camping, and to my delight we got to go this past weekend. It was glorious! And it gave my soul some very-much-needed refreshment. Here are a few photos—we … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Quote: The Goodness of Hope

I love this passage about hope from one of my favorite authors and personal heroes: “Hope is a virtue independently of its realisations; it is an intrinsic value, an end … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wild Glory

These little wildflowers are growing up with our new spring grass all over our yard and I love them! I wish our grass could always look like this! That’s all, … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Hello, Spring!

For the past few days this cheerful bloom has been greeting me every morning when I walk out the door. Even when I’m feeling tired and grumpy about going to … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · 11 Comments

Learning the Art of Beautiful Conversation

This year I’ve been learning the art of having beautiful conversations, thanks to much practice with my best friend and to the personal growth I’ve been experiencing (hallelujah!) in the … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 6 Comments