Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Day to Remember

















House Vintage...Debi Beard



You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

                                                         On Marriage - Kahlil Gibran

Happy Anniversary to my precious partner.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lifetime of Chances


One of the porches at Second Chances Barn
in Fallbrook, CA.  Wonderful venue, super
friendly people, be prepared to be surprised. 
Make room in your vehicle.













































26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were 
when you were called. Not many of you were 
wise by human standards; not many were influential; 
not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the 
foolish things of the world to shame the wise; 
God chose the weak things of the world to shame 
the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this 
world and the despised things—and the things 
that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29  
so that no one may boast before him.
                             NIV 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 

My entire life I have prayed on my calling. 
It's been a slow pathetic attempt.
 
Many tears and disappointments.  I know 
my call and given the opportunity I will 
walk through the door.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Angels in Vista, CA





































Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,
for by so doing some people have shown
hospitality to angels without knowing it.

                                  NIV  Hebrew 13:2

It's common for me to feel goosebumps 
while I pray.  I love the feeling, I imagine 
I am in the presence of God.  It's like having a chill
and then warming up in the bright sunlight.  
The goosebumps are encouragement 
to press on in contemplative 
prayer.  

There is  a great need to pray. 
 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Any religion that professes to be concerned with
the souls of men and is not concerned with the
slums that damn them, the economic conditions
that strangle them, and the social conditions
that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.

                                Martin Luther King, Jr. 























Livermore's Paris Flea Market.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Papa's Chair

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry,
and narrow-mindedness, many of our
people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable 
views of men and things cannot be acquired
by vegetating in one little corner of the earth
all one's lifetime.


                                        Mark Twain



























Seeking a Papa Bear chair like this one.
Mr. Lee is enjoying the comfort of
Ink Spell Books in Half Moon Bay.

The bookstore is housed in half the
original Sam's Mercantile building
where I used to shop as a little girl.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Late Bloomers

Every evening I arrive at the
Live Your Purpose freeway sign.

As I stare at the sign, I sigh...Is it relief,
comfort or fear?  I think to myself,
if fear or money weren't factors, what would
I be doing?

Unlike early bloomers, its taken my entire
lifetime to excavate my purpose.  It's been
a journey of discovery.  Some times painful.
Five years ago, the journey was experienced as
a severe period of pruning. A period of darkness.

As a gardener, I recognized the cutting back
was intended for my fruitfulness.
Change can be uncomfortable and scary.

Today, I take the first step in answering my
God sized call.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Making a Saturday 3

Do you know what it feels like to
find your tribe in strangers?
Every day, baby.  Sometimes the moment is
so intense it can bring tears of joy.

The Creativity Caravan follow their blog
or follow them on Instagram.
You will not be sorry.

We each made a tiny book at the show.
Some times a tiny thing
can be an adventure.