House & Garden
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel,
and as being heirs together of the grace of life;
that your prayers be not hindered.
— 1 Peter 3:7
One night, there was a big party at our house. We were the hors d’oeuvres stop for our neighborhood’s annual progressive dinner.…
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.
— Ecclesiastes 3:2
I live in a farm state. ‘Course, you’d never know it. I don’t know a tractor from a combine. I’m what they called “Agriculturally Impaired.”
Is there iniquity in my tongue?
Cannot my taste discern perverse things?
— Job 6:30
In the late afternoon of a very busy day, I realized that it was the birthday of a dear friend and neighbor. I quickly made her a big bouquet of my grandmother’s heirloom blue iris and pink peonies. Ah!
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry;
for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
— Ecclesiastes 7:9
We were a growing family with three daughters. We needed more space. So we had just bought a bigger house. It was a beautiful, big, wide, ranch-style home. We got a good deal on it,
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.
— Genesis 1:27
I’m happiest when I’m down on my sweaty hands and knees, with a dirt moustache . . . gardening.
There’s no other place where the mysteries of life unfold right before your eyes.