Made By Hand

(In response to WordPress’ Daily Post from MANY weeks ago, By Hand) What was the best gift you ever received that was handmade? Those of us who are parents probably have a ton of handmade pictures, bookmarks, keychains and jewelry that our children have made for us. But there are three special handmade gifts I will…

Staying in the Moment

In trying to reinvigorate my blogging for This and That With Calandra, I have been following WordPress’ “Daily Post,” which provides starter prompts for new posts. Today’s prompt was this: “Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which…

It's My Season!

Autumn Leaves Some of you know that Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. The changing landscape paints a beautiful nature canvas of leaves turning rich shades of red, yellow and gold. The temperature shifts from hot and steamy to crisp and chilly. It’s the time of year that prompts long afternoons drinking tea…

K.I.S.S.

Growing up in church, I often heard preachers begin their sermons with a joke, saying their wives told them before service to remember to KISS when delivering their sermon. “Keep It Short, Stupid.” I want to first say a special “Thank you” to a few of my fellow bloggers for telling me to KISS. They…

The Listening Suite: It’s Our Anniversary!

On September 6, 2013 (or technically September 7, if you want to get technical) I posted the first episode of The Listening Suite podcast! I remembered that it was September, but didn’t realize it was exactly this weekend. I remember finishing the file the night of the 6th, but the upload didn’t complete until the…