November ~ Grateful * Thankful * Blessed

Despite all the craziness that occurred in 2020, we still have much to be thankful for – don’t we?  I know the Talbots do.  We have been blessed with good health and well being overall and God has provided all that we have needed.  Continuing to enjoy the cool fall weather here in central NorthContinue reading “November ~ Grateful * Thankful * Blessed”

Celebrate with me!

It’s only been 10 days since I last posted, but so much has happened I need to share.  BIG NEWS: you can now see the Objects of Joy, 2021 calendar designs here on my website!!  There are two new designs and two from the past two years.  But, wait – if you live nearby orContinue reading “Celebrate with me!”

It’s July! Oh my!

Where has the time gone?  I trust this finds you and yours doing well amid all the craziness. COVID and other recent events have really turned lives upside down, but God is still in control. We, the Talbots, have navigated the “safer at home” thing by practicing social distancing and face covering when we areContinue reading “It’s July! Oh my!”

Looking out on the morning – considering the creative process…

Friday morning I awoke early with ideas for the 2021 calendar to be designed.  The theme, I believe, will be the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.  In that sweet state between sleep and awake, the Lord began dimly to show me what it will look like.  Once I was up and at myContinue reading “Looking out on the morning – considering the creative process…”

The Lord bless you and keep you…

Here we are in NC in week 2 of the official shelter-in-place / stay-at-home directive. Hope you are staying safe & well and are able to use the time to get some of those projects ticked off of your “to do” list. I’m working through mine, too. Finished our book club read, Dutch Girl-Audrey HepburnContinue reading “The Lord bless you and keep you…”

How was your week? Mine was challenging :-|

I realize most of us have had a week like never before. This COVID-19 thing is setting everyone and everything topsy-turvy. I decided to use the “downtime” to take a free course on ConvertKit this week. This is a platform to develop an email list, which I want to use to spread some joy andContinue reading “How was your week? Mine was challenging :-|”

In the midst of the storm, I declare, “Shalom!”

To all my family, friends and the world, I declare, “Shalom! Peace!” Our God is a faithful, loving God and He sees everything that is going on around us. Use wisdom, obey those appointed over you, and trust God. He’s got this thing, and He’s got you and me. I declare the word of GodContinue reading “In the midst of the storm, I declare, “Shalom!””