The Collective

Welcome to The Collective - a space where all 3 of us share our favorite things and everything we are loving right now - books, recipes, tips, life hacks, and more!

Take an Adventure with Me

We all like adventure. whether it be adventure of risk in new, unknown places, or the adventure of risk of seeing the familiar in new...

Do I Wish it Wasn't?

Yesterday I had a loud moment in my brain thoughts...do you ever have those? The thoughts that seem to want to grab your attention more...

Is it Well with My Soul?

Isn't it interesting how God uses quiet, constant reminders to change our heart-thinking and free us from the shackles of...

Enough

With all of the craziness in the world right now, it takes me back to a simpler time before you and I were even born - way, way back to...

The Heart of the Matter

Okay, women who stay at home during the day - we need to talk. Yesterday was cloudy, rainy and cold, and all my 3-month old grandson...

Babies Can Teach Us A Thing Or Two

In the blessing of holding my 2-month old newborn grandbaby, I have noticed a peculiar and beautiful thing. I actually thought it was a...

Mess-ups and Sweet Tea

Daddy was a fun-loving and hard working man. When he came home to four girls, a wife, and a gray poodle named Mitzi, he could usually...

I Found a Diary

As I opened that dusty antique chest, my eyes were drawn to a small brown leather diary dated 1946. The yellowed pages held beautiful...

The Courage to Believe in the Egg

If you truly take time to think about an egg, it is the strangest thing. An egg is a self-contained complete system, but totally divided...

Have Suitcase - Will Travel

Spring always makes me think of upcoming travel, and one thing I really enjoy doing is reading up on my anticipated destination. I think...

The List of Three

It was a normal conversation with my sister. We were discussing how amazingly busy each day seems to be. In fact, the topic of 'busy'...

Dangerous Hand-Me-Downs

I do this without thinking about it - maybe you do, too? I hear a subconscious verse in my head that shares wisdom for the moment I am...

If the Shoe Fits

I had a fairy tale moment today. You know that one about the shoemaker who is surprised by a beautiful pair of shoes when he wakes up in...

The Joy of Toilet Cleaning

It's not hard to clean the toilets when I know there is a reason for it. And, make the beds. And grocery shop. Some of the things that at...

This Little Light is Not What I Thought

You may or may not have grown up with this song, but I sure did. And, I loved the motions that went with it... This little light of mine,...

I Found Joy in the Mailbox

Joy and Happiness are two completely separate things. You walk out to the mailbox with a sense of joy in your heart that comes from deep...

Believing is Seeing

'Believe' ...all the t-shirts and wall hangings share the same actual word this time of the season, and if you are like me at all, my...

Morning Eyes

I don't know about you, but I begin many of my mornings with a thin plastic film over my eyes. Not physically, of course, but much worse....

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