Winter's End

Quiet here lately.  Not my intent, it is just that life off the page has been anything but quiet lately.  It has been a season of busyness; one that drained my energy and left my mind spinning in a dozen directions ... not conducive to creativity or writing.  Oh, as always, I would think, "I need to post about this or that," but something else more needful seemed to always crowd out my writing time.  And so the blog lay silent for a season.  And that's OK.  To everything there is a season, said the wise writer of Ecclesiastes.

But now, Spring is in the air!  And I do love the changing of seasons, especially from winter to spring ... the grass is green, birds are singing, and even a few flowers have dared to bloom their welcome to springtime.
In keeping with the seasons, I've simplified things to create more 'room to breathe' in my day, and am ready to once again spend time here.  I have plans to rework this site- simplify things here, make it more readable and even more interactive (I love a good conversation, even a virtual one!).  I want it to be a place of encouragement and hope.  As I am working to make our home more of a sanctuary- a peaceful, welcoming place for my family, friends, and even those strangers that the Lord brings to our door ... I want this place to reflect those same values- simplicity, peace, hope, beauty, and offer a quiet place of rest where you can refill your cup before heading back out into the world.

In keeping with my quest to make this place more interactive, I'd love your input!
What do you like here (or not like)?
What topics would you like to read about and discuss?
How can I make Love Living Simply a better place for you?  

And on a lighter note- since I'm thinking all things spring these days ...
What are your favorite spring flowers?
I am planning a trip to my favorite organic garden center very soon and flowers are at the top of my list.
I love poppies and roses, so those are a given; and I'm thinking about a rather wild cottage garden, with old fashioned favorites such as hollyhocks, stock, bachelor's buttons, daisies, etc., etc., etc.
But I'd love some ideas from you, too.
When you think spring garden, what flowers come to mind?

My favorite scripture for this season-

For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.  Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Blessings at this winter's end,



  1. You have been missed. :-D You didn't let me know that the robins had left your house & were on their way to mine. I think of you every time they leave here (Ah, yes... there go the robins off to Catherine's!) and every time they come back.

    As for your blog? I can give no hints as I haven't figured out my own yet.

    Love you! Miss you!

    1. Thanks my friend!
      Yes, the robins have gone back to you again :) . Spring is in the air!
      Love you!

  2. Looks good here, had fun looking around.
    When I think of spring I think Lenten Rose... my favorite... especially the dusty pink colored ones. Come check out my blog over at

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Lenten Rose ... I will have to look that one up!

  3. Tulips......I love tulips. :)


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