Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is Mary Elizabeth Inn, San Francisco, California.

May this day be one in which you are surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace.  Special blessings to all!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time for a book review....

Very behind on this one, I've realized, as it's time this evening for another book talk for the HRBC on Twitter!  This is the book we read a month ago!


The story that develops in this book concerns three women who happen to "fall upon" the same tea set at the same time!  Thus, a "Teacup Sisterhood" is formed, and they begin their search for others that would be assistance for all of them.  Jenny will use them first, then it will be Maggie's turn before passing them on to Alison for her candle business.

Alison stores the teacups at her studio since she is the one with the needed space.  Chaos happens when Alison's teenage daughter, in a show a temper, slams the door, prompting an avalanche!  Miraculously, everyone begins to work together, and all is in order for Jenny's wedding.

Although there are some serious storylines here, the reader is somehow left with that "happily ever after" fairy tale impression.

I was prompted to search through my "household accumulation" for teacups as a result of reading this book.  That's a subject for another blog, however.

Have a nice day, friends!  Pause for a cup of tea....or simply conversation....with a friend!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019....

The untimely passing of Rachel Held Evans yesterday morning came as a surprise and has left a void for many.  Her writings served as a guide and foundation for many in their faith journey.  In addition to her husband, she leaves a 3-year old son and a 1-year old daughter.  Rachel was 37 years old.

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women today is the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Today is the birthday of Harriett Olson, the General Secretary and CEO of the United Methodist Women.

May this be a day in which you are surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace.  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is InterServ in St. Joseph, Missouri.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this Sunday.  Special blessings to all!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Celebrate....

I've always thought it was a good practice to celebrate everything!  This Easter, I stayed with some "tried and true," and I also branched out into something new!

I am currently posting this from my iPad, on which I have the specific pictures to illustrate these goodies.  I'll be adding the pictures below, but run into complications when I try to comment on the pictures when I post this way.  Therefore, I am attempting to list the pictures in order with the first one being the "tried and true" Hot Cross Buns.  These have been featured on the blog in past years.

Next will be the Black Forest Cherry Cake, first time ever to try this one!

Finally, there are two rounds of Easter Egg Braid!

I hope you had a memorable Easter with time to be with those whom you love!








Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019....

Today, we observe the Resurrection of the Lord!  I send everyone special wishes on this Easter Day!

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus is the Holding Institute Community Center in Laredo, Texas.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this special day!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday, April, 14, 2019....

This is Palm Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Lent.  The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is Hawthorn Hill in Des Moines, Iowa.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this very special day! Blessings to all!