A Final Post from DoAhead Woman

“Endings are better than beginnings.”  Ecclesiastes 7:8

What the heck is that supposed to mean? I’m sure it’s true, but regardless, I found a million ways to procrastinate writing my final post as DoAhead Woman.

I’ll say it again…I rather liked her.

But here is truth.

Sometimes we offer an idea, labor, or love, only to discover that the offering isn’t what was needed the most. In fact, the offering may actually interfere with what may have been even more beneficial. [Read more…]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes (with Cauliflower!)

Thanksgiving is one leaf drop away! Many of us are thinking about the meal whether it be consuming, cooking, or both!

Today I’m sharing a recipe today for garlic mashed potatoes made from cauliflower. You seriously can not taste the cauliflower. But if the thought of no spuds is hard on the crew try using both.  You’ll give your

standard mashed potatoes a nutritional boost by incorporating cauliflower. [Read more…]

“Make Me” More Grateful Lord {Give-Away Today}

My 101-year-old grandmother said that every year passes by faster than the one before. If that’s true then it won’t be long until my birthdays start to feel like a jet-fueled revolving door!

Maybe that’s why I enjoy writing.

Butt in chair, fingers on a keyboard, nothing left to do but reflect.

No, it’s more than that.

I get to savor. [Read more…]

Mitzi, Mary and Lessons on Gratitude

Truth. I’m a Mary Poppins wannabe. Who isn’t?

I mean seriously. She has a no-nonsense, common sense take on life. She travels via umbrella. Her carpet bag is the bomb. And she’s a “cup half full” kinda gal. [Read more…]

Prayers for Hope and Healing

I’m so excited to have my friend, Sarah Forgrave join us today! I met Sarah at a Books & Such Retreat a year ago. Sarah is passionate about health and well-being. I ‘ve no doubt that her newly released book, Prayers for Hope and Healing is going to touch many.

Today, Sarah shares words of wisdom for how to navigate life when disease or crisis strike. [Read more…]

Your Invited

Of all the secret hide-aways nestled in the sprawling multi-acre camp, the spot that called me was the fence. Suzie, our retreat hostess, made the gentle offer,

Find a quiet space where you can spend time with Him.

The camp that held the retreat was beautiful.

A lake.

A creek and tumbling spillway.

Wooded paths and hidden chapels.

And yet it was a long fence line that offered the warmest invitation. [Read more…]