Company Uniforms

Since I started My Messy Desk, it’s always been a toss up about what to wear for my workshop days or when I participate as a vendor in bazaars.  I don’t want to be too fancy for workshops, because you never know what kind of mess I might make on my clothes, and I want […]

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Send Me!!

I’m sure you have heard the adage, “God equips those He calls.”  This is another one of those stories. As much as I enjoy and researching and writing, you might assume that I enjoy talking about my faith and that would make me a natural at leading a Bible study. The way I write about […]

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New Year's Resolutions

If God Wrote My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions I have never cared much for the idea of New Year’s Resolutions, and it seems choosing “one word” for the year has overtaken the tradition of making them. But the ideas are similar. I like goals and measurable benchmarks to evaluate progress or improvement. I like lists…no, that is an understatement. I […]

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Why I Want To Be Like The Love Bugs

Have you ever seen the love bugs that invade the muggy southern states twice a year? I mentioned them in my post about My Messy Friends, but I’ve had a small change of heart toward these pesky bugs. A very small change of heart. I still can’t stand trying to dodge them outside. I wouldn’t […]

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Are You Missing Out?

Sweeping accumulated love bugs (a southern affliction at least as displeasing as the humidity) out of my screened in porch in preparation for a new friend who was coming to dinner, I thought… “Maybe I should have waited to invite her over until this space was just perfect.” As soon as we moved in, I […]

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Do You Need To Start Over?

My yoga instructor read an interesting anecdote the other day about starting over.  The gist of her story was “Why wait?  Start living more healthfully now.”  This Army lifestyle seems to force us to start over us every couple of years or so.   When I was in the Army, I thought changing units was a great way to leave […]

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