Sunday, July 8, 2018


I am currently in northern Minnesota in a cabin on Lake Vermilion.


We find peace in so many ways, sometimes stumbling on it accidentally and sometimes working hard for it in our relationships, families, communities, nations, and world. It's also wise to cultivate peace deep inside of ourselves.

Today, I went out on the lake in a kayak. Guaranteed peace. There's something about skimming gently over the water in a kayak that instantly relaxes me. Today, I had the added treat of encountering a loon with two babies. The adult loon started vocalizing that wonderful, eerie call. The trio was shortly joined by another adult, exchanging calls with the first. When the newcomer was about twenty feet from the trio, the two babies paddled like crazy toward the newcomer. The four then floated off toward the shore.

This little reunion was so sweet, so gentle, so natural, so simple. What a blessing of peace on a day that started stormy and rough.

Seek after peace and pursue it. 

Here's a third card with Holly's Snowflakes from Mama Elephant. Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All.

Mercy, grace, PEACE, and love from the lake,

stamps: Mama Elephant Holly's Snowflakes, Papertrey Signature Christmas
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: silver PrismaColor marker, ruler, rhinestone


  1. Beautiful! This will definitely be 'cased' for one of my Christmas cards this year. Loved the story about the loon family.
    Lu C

  2. Ahhhhh. Loons on the lake caring for their young. Loons return to the same lake each year. Thank you for the gift of that memory. Peace.

  3. Welcome to MN! Glad you are visiting.

  4. We just returned from visiting Colorado, I told my husband that I have no desire to live any place other than Minnesota. Love our life here!
    Glad you are enjoying some time relaxing and still able to post a card on vacation!


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