Showing posts from February, 2015

Sensible Shoes

Recently, on a rainy Saturday, I decided it was time to glean my shelf and find a good book to curl up with. What I found was a gem that had been forgotten. I remember buying it because the title intrigued me, “ Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey ”...if there are two things I love it is books and shoes :) So with coffee in hand I sat down and entered a journey I had not anticipated. Sensible Shoes is the story of four women who find themselves drawn together as they join a class at a local spiritual retreat center. Meg, Hannah, Charissa and Mara come from very different walks of life. Each has struggled with everyday issues such as letting go, control, trusting God, people pleasing, perfectionism, hiding behind busyness, fear regret, guilt and shame. They soon find connection as they share a journey of freedom, healing and transformation.  Each introduction begins with a narrative of an event from the women’s past moving then into their present. I was insta

Making a Difference in our Grandkids' lives

We are going to be having an event next week and wanted to share it with you. Ann Griffiths is a local author and speaker who will be in our store to launch an expanded version of her is what she has to say.... Making a Difference in our Grandkids’ Lives by Ann Griffiths I can’t imagine what my life would be like today if it were not for my grandma who pretty well raised me. Despite all the heartache and challenges she faced, her sacrifices gave me deep roots from which to grow. And now that I’m a grandma, I want to give my grandchildren what they need from me. We each come into this world with generations of family history attached to our names. And we each go out of this world having added a chapter or two to our family’s legacy.   Our lives influence our grandchildren and others around us – whether we realize it or not. How will our chapter read?        Key pillars to our relationship with our grandchildren 1.        Exercise Grace . Give them fr