**Congratulations to the 150th rootedandgrowing.com follower, Laura R., from Waterford, VA!  Laura will receive a few of my favorite things!**  (written by Kathy and posted earlier on the MomsHooPray website) Bleary eyed from just waking up, I trudged to the kitchen to make my morning Darjeeling, a strong black tea. I like it black—just plain […]

I have barely slept these past 6 nights; I gave up my OTC sleep aids last week after hearing from my Physicians Assistant that the active ingredient, the same as what’s in a common allergy pill, may be linked with dementia. I’m not usually over-reactive to such news, after all, those studies are often unreliable. Then I had a very senior moment and my decision was made. Continue reading

Do you have fond memories of 7th grade? Maybe you were one of the cool kids or you had at least one loyal friendship to see you through those tumultuous, often cringe-worthy days, so the memories evoked by The Wonder Years—or similar coming of age shows—were not too painful. But the scene pictured above hit […]

I like to keep moving. Not one to dilly dally. If I spot a red light ahead, I take a detour just to keep moving. If I spy a long line, I bail if I don’t absolutely have to stay. Sitting still is not my nature. But not always. Some things are worth sitting still […]

I’ll bet a cupcake most of us can sing this song — and mean it — at least twice a year. Close your eyes and just… Listen

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  Take a break from busy holiday preparations and prepare your heart:  “Love flows from a heart connected to Jesus. A heart that takes time to sit still with Him. Listening to Him. Absorbing Him.”  Many thanks to Katy McCown for allowing us to repost her timely message. To read more by Katy, go to her […]