Well...I've just spent the past two days doing this "Contentment Cottage Blog" over. Again! You won't notice much on the surface. It's all in the coding. If you don't know what that means, right click on the page and 'view the source' code. Not sure how that is gonna translate to your 'smart phone' but… Continue reading another do over
So.o.o I've spent the whole day messing around with the tags and categories here on the blog. I found cute emojis for each tag and each category. Now all I have to do is find out if they will actually work, or if the site will crash from an overload of cuteness, And, I… Continue reading what’s going on?
All scriptures quoted on The Contentment Cottage Blog are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV), unless otherwise noted: Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV) Published by Zondervan Corp. Grand Rapids, MI 49500 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-17541 Women of Faith Study Bible (NIV) New International Version Published by Zondervan… Continue reading bibliography
Here it is the first of August, and most of the projects are in the finishing stages. The posts that were planned for my "that explains it" series have been on hold most of the summer. My re-arranged studio sits exactly as I left it weeks ago. But, the good news, depending on how you look… Continue reading that explains it 2.0
This is a post about self-evaluation. And please remember...I write because…to quote Cyril Connolly…”it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Since very early childhood I have been told that I "don't play well with others." Today, in my golden years, those… Continue reading that explains it
This weekend marks the "summer solstice" and the American Holiday known as "Father's Day." A change of seasons always inspires me. It signals a fresh start, a new beginning, something new to look forward to. As we move toward high summer, I'm inspired to take a long, hard look at the here and now, before contemplating… Continue reading sadly neglected
Three words that have been rolling around in my soul for awhile now. Each one speaks to me on several levels. Here's what I'm thinking: inspiration I like to see myself as a writer and an artist and one thing that's imperative in the process of creating anything is inspiration. Nothing happens without it. For the past couple of… Continue reading inspiration, integrity n’ intesnity
Madison Compton's story begins in a ramshackle mountain cabin when she was a defenseless child of nine. Terrified, yet defiant, the abused little girl grows up to carve out a successful life for herself in the fast paced world of Industrial Design. Everything seems perfect for Maddy, then suddenly, without warning, her past returns, threatening to destroy everything… Continue reading fiction
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” _Charles William Eliot My library contains art books, gardening books, several herbals, and a variety of cookbooks. There's also a collection containing a couple dozen novels that I love to read over… Continue reading books
By now you already know that I have an intense sense of spirituality. But did you know I also have a WEIRD SENSE of HUMOR? I love this ... and this... and especially this... I think this is hilarious... and this is more truth than comedy... After all...laughter IS the best medicine and cynicism is… Continue reading weird humor
"So often I have found strength in turning over the back pages of my life," wrote Beatrix Potter in her diary. Going through the pages of an 1989 journal, I am reminded of the remarkable rewards of diary/journal keeping. Early in my Christian life a dear friend and mentor taught me the joys of private… Continue reading journal? diary?
As I've mentioned before - any day I don't learn something new is a sad day. That's one of my personal points of view. Today I learned a new word. Yahoo quoted a news anchor who called a prominent politician a ”bloviating ignoramus.” I'm mostly not into news..none of it's good. I'm into the Good News about… Continue reading bloggers viewpoint