Author Archive | Barb Shelton

Garden-Watering Lessons

Watering white flowers with light spray from can

I was watering our garden one day, trying to figure out how much is the right amount of water for my plants, and the right amount of time to water. I’m not exactly famous for having the most lush gardens or plants in my home; I tend to either over-water or under-water, and neither approach […]

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Objectionable Obligation or Inviting Opportunity?

cherries in flower bowl + vase of flowers in tall grass

[Inspired by Terri Graham] Am I the only one who finds it SOOOO hard to wait for a zero ~ “true hunger”? There are many things in my life that I do even though I don’t want to do them…  like doing the laundry…  dishes…  going places when I’d rather stay home…  I even shower, floss, wash my face, […]

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Rising Up With Wings Like Eagles (or Jets, or Helicopters, or Zip-lining)

Jet - off ground, almost to clouds

Have you ever dreamed that you were flying ~ like literally flying?!?  I have, and ooooooooh my, it was exhilarating!!! With my arms stretched out front-and-side, in a mostly prone position, legs trailing weightlessly behind me, I flew a few feet above endless green rolling hills, with nothing carrying or pulling me! Just free-floating me, gently gliding over […]

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Spiritual Constipation, Pile-ups, & Burdens

Tombstone of Barb's old appetite

No matter what the motivation behind or purpose for it, a get-away is a good idea! One get-awayer might be wanting to simply get away from the routine and cares of daily life and have a change of pace. Another wants to get away to visit or do something fun, exciting, and different. And yet […]

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