Coffee and Reflections: Leaving April Behind

“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.”

 L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

Dearest Readers,

I love Coffee and Reflections; I’m hoping you do as well. I long for this to be the place where we share a virtual cup of coffee, life, laughter, and tears.

I am thankful to be moving into the season of warmer temperatures, sunshine, blooms, birds chattering, and buzzing bees. Local strawberries are gracing the farmer’s market, and roadside stands.

April was littered with a mixed bag of weather, causing the gentlest soul to grump up. Okay, it may have been only me! (smile)


April was busy! I had the privilege of sharing my story, Thrive and Not Survive: Living With Chronic Illness, and Mornings In The Word with a group of caregivers. I enjoyed great food, beautiful scenery, time with steadfast godly women, and a charming hostess who has become a precious part of my life.

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I am now a regular contributor to Life Letter Cafe, visit their Life Lines where you will find short but powerful devotionals!

Mornings In The Word Book

My first book, Mornings In The Word is available now. Order your copy today. If you are reading Mornings In The Word, I would love for you to share something that spoke to you. I cannot thank you enough for your love and support for this offering from my heart; your feedback has blessed me!

What I Am Loving

I am reading and loving Love Life Again by Tracie Miles, available August 1. Pre-order your copy today. Another book I love this month is Holy Hustle by Crystal Stine; Holy Hustle is available for pre-order today and releases on June 5th.

The most popular blog post in April was Managing Time: Making The Most of My Days Living With P.O.T.S. 

“Again, I hear the words, “No cure, only managing.” My resentment for the best medical advice I received has since faded away. Managing my time, my rest, and saying my best yes is how I live my days with abundant joy.”

Chik Fil A ‘s Frosted Morning Sunrise drink has been a daily treat! The cold frosty smoothness has brought plenty of comfort to my allergy ravaged throat. And, it is yummy!

I am currently working with a graphic designer on a logo for tee shirts, coffee mugs, and possibly journals! I’m excited about these products and cannot wait to share them with you!

Wrapping Up

The few perennials we have are blooming and thriving. Our birdfeeders are busy with multi-colored guests full of spring chatter. I am looking forward to days of open windows before our summer heat moves in. Spring in the south has finally arrived, and it is my favorite time of year.

What is up with you? I would love to hear! You can do that by commenting below or sending me a personal email here.

Gifts of Grace

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I’m blessed to serve you in this place, to share with you the Gifts of Grace as I journey through the wilderness. I picture you across the table, hands wrapped tightly around your cup, sharing life, and laughter, and tears. As I share with you, my daily struggles, I long to hear what yours may be. You can do that by commenting below or reaching out to me here.

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