What’s so GOOD about Good Friday?

Good Friday:  The term we Christians use to acknowledge the day Jesus died on a cross.   Willingly.     His crucifixion amidst jeers and and hatred was the beginning of a series of days that would forever change history.   It was part of a plan of unbelievable love for mankind — every one of us . . .     . . . but it began with immense personal pain and selfless sacrifice.     Jesus, the human image of the holy God, fulfilled his life's purpose by dying on a brutal cross, taking on the sin of the world for all eternity.   Sin is real. Sin has consequences.     Sin can be forgiven — covered by the blood of Jesus.   That's ... Keep Reading...

Serendipity . . . and Silence

It stopped me in my tracks. That rarely happens.   The space was HUGE with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. Beautiful bedding, quirky collections, and age. Lots of age.   I was so happy to be alone with my camera. Exploration only. No words.   Scroll slowly. Look closely.   Try to imagine . . .  These pics simply don't do it justice.       Have you ever walked into a space and been totally enchanted? Do tell!   ... Keep Reading...

The Hunt for Texas Bluebonnets: A 24-hour vacation

Happy Monday! If, like me, you're still trying to recover from your weekend, here's a chair.   Sit a spell.   If you follow My Place to Yours on Instagram, you know Renaissance Man and I were "wheels up" before dawn last Friday and headed to Texas.   We were hunting for bluebonnets.   Best we recall, it had been twenty years since we'd last laid eyes "up close and personal" on the state flower of Texas. And since we're both native Texans, there's something seriously wrong about that!   We flew into Austin, rented a car, and started working our way west.   First order of business was lunch in Fredericksburg with a couple who supports our work with orphans in Brazil. They actually ... Keep Reading...