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the quietest season

January, February and March represent the quietest season here at the Cottage. The winter birds flock around the bird bath. The trees wait patiently for warmer days, preparing to blossom profusely, then cover the garden in a snow flurry of white petals in mid-February. The citrus hold tightly to last season’s fruit, and at the…

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the Joy of Peace

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:2). Nothing you face today is beyond the purview of God’s grace and peace. Paul’s wonderful benediction for grace and peace was ever on his heart. He offered it in each of his epistles and expounded on it throughout his…

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tiny house tour

Last night brought something of an epiphany. I want a tiny house.  No! Wait. I live in a tiny house! I’ve been following Tiny House blogs and face-book pages for a while now, longing for a ‘tiny house’ to call my very own—somewhere other than here (here being Central California). Then BAM! It hits me.…

my desk on the porch

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choices for today

You can never make the same mistake twice.  The second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice. _author unknown Choose your friends wisely! I believe that my Abba, Father, God holds the year in His hands in trust for me.  I believe He will guide me one day at a time.…

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Nana’s biscotti

This morning my mouth  wanted Biscotti for breakfast!  Guess what?  No Biscotti in the freezer.  That means I’m gonna have to bake!  I haven’t baked Biscotti for months, even though Laurie asked me to post the recipe months ago!  Okay – let’s just kill two with one here: I get my craving satisfied and Laurie gets her how to:…

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Tee Shirt factory

This week we turned the studio into a tee-shirt factory.  First we gathered up supplies: a dozen white 100% cotton tees from Costco, a colorful selection of permanent markers, some fabric dyes and some interesting graphics.  Next I dug out the sewing stuff and transformed my drawing board into a sewing room. After the tees…

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secrets of prayer

If you would have power from God to accomplish the will of God it is necessary to follow the example and teachings of Christ. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.  When evening came, he was there alone…Matthew 14:23 And in the morning, a great…

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