A Thankful Heart: Thanksgiving Part 5

Greetings to thee, with a joyful heart!  ‘Tis the harvest, indeed, this Autumn on Plimoth Plantation, and we Pilgrims are preparing for a great feast of Thanksgiving!  From the persecutions of our brethern in England and the hand of God to deliver us onto this prepared land in America, through the storms and trials of our arrival last year in … [Read more...]

And So It Begins: Thanksgiving Part 1

Greetings all!  ‘Tis Thanksgiving Day come upon us in just a week and I’ve much to share with ye in story and song about the goodness of our God.  ‘Tis to Him alone we give thanks - for the great things He has done! I am called Mistress Kate. I live with the fellowship of Pilgrims come to this new world from England across the sea.  ‘Tis a tale … [Read more...]

Cozy Comforts Across the Miles

Mid-October in New Jersey today--and the first frost of the season, waking to 29 degrees outside.  Turn the tea water on. It's time for my morning cuppa and some cozy thoughts and reading at the start of the day, and another busy workweek with deadlines looming once again. So, after a few hours of online training and manuscript writing, it is … [Read more...]

My Ruby for Women Debut

I can't be more excited this week to finally see the Autumn 2015 issue of the Ruby for Women e-zine! Of course, the cover is dreamy with a stunning harvest image that you can almost smell fall just by looking at it. And, there is an incredible Pumpkin Patch spread with recipe links to the queen of all fall goodies! Sumptuous! Poetry and eye … [Read more...]

A Thankful Heart: Thanksgiving Part 5

Welcome to "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live for … [Read more...]

Lifestyles of Plimoth Plantation: Thanksgiving Part 4

Welcome to "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live for … [Read more...]

All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up #7

Thanksgiving Week Blessings! I'm sure we're all busy planning menus and ministry details to make our traditional Thankgiving celebration a joyful occasion for family, friends, and the community at large. We do have so very much to be thankful to God for--He who has blessed us with such bounty through the love of Jesus Christ! At this time of … [Read more...]

In an Indian Village: Thanksgiving Part 2

Welcome to "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live for … [Read more...]

And So It Begins: Thanksgiving Part 1

Welcome to "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live for … [Read more...]

Pink in the Parable

[Tweet "The outdoor stage was set!"] Glorious Autumn mums in shades of pink and gold peppered the harvest motif, surrounded by white hydrangeas, deep pink crape myrtle and magnolias. Bales of straw became a staging area for orange and white pumpkins, while the rustic farm-stand towered over all announcing that one had entered the idyllic world … [Read more...]

Fall Teatime with Mother Chicken

Welcome Fall and Teatime in Blogland! What a whirlwind of a summer I had! I completely missed all the summer teatimes in the swirl of all my life changing busy! Fall finds me trying to get my bearings in the middle of the biggest thing I have ever set myself to do! Stopping for tea with harvest themes and a couple dear friends is just the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Part 5: With a Thankful Heart

Mistress Kate returns  in the fifth and final chapter of The Thanksgiving Story with a bountiful table-setting, dozens of dinner guests, and the more of the poem that captured life on Plimoth Plantation from the perspective of those who lived it - giving God the glory for the things He has done . . . Greetings to thee, with a joyful heart!  … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Part 4: Lifestyles of Plimoth Plantation

'Tis I, Mistress Kate, once again to make known to ye the episodes both perilous and marvelous that befell us Pilgrims, called forth by God from our Old Country of England to the shores of America where, 'tis here we hope to build a colony to the glory of God. We have disembarked our Mayflower vessel which brought us hence from across the sea.  We … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Part 3: Mayflower Memoirs

Greetings fellow Pilgrims - travelers all are we through many a season from the Good Lord's hands.  In want and plenty, famine and feast, season passes to season - each fulfilling His Story in the earth! And, we still praise Jehovah for our God is good! Mistress Kate with you, once again, to pick up my tale 'ere I left off at the port of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Part 2: Meanwhile, in an Indian Village Across the Sea. . .

'Tis the season for one of my favorite holidays - Thanksgiving!  To that end, my five part story series on the Plimoth Plantation Thanksgiving story continues with Part 2 as The Writer's Reverie marks the momentous events that are foundational to the formation and founding of our nation using primary source documents as resources. Picking up our … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Part 1: The Story Begins

Turkey day is just around the corner, and that means it's time for the annual re-posting of my five part story series recounting the tale of the First Thanksgiving on Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts.  With a nod to Jamestown and their claim to the REAL first Thanksgiving, the saga of Plimoth Plantation has come to be the story related to the … [Read more...]

November Note-Card Party: With a Grateful Heart

Great and glorious are your works, O Lord! With a heart of THANKSGIVING, my soul has been singing this of late, and my spirit is raised to praise as I've been driving about this month gasping at the beautiful technicolor show the Autumn trees have been exhibiting.  Oh yes - I've been busy with my camera - and my new online toy:  … [Read more...]

The Crafter’s Journal: Inspiration Station

All Aboard for Inspiration Station!! Train departing for all stops featuring creative sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures!  This would, of course, include the Landis Marketplace on my hometown's historic "main street" Landis Avenue, just a block and a half from where the market's namesake, founder Charles K. Landis, once lived. The … [Read more...]

Meme-Me Sunday: So Stands the Barn

It happened again. She had feared as much. It always seemed to happen at one time or another. Leaves that were healthy and green explode in a fireball of color and then . . . POOF! Fallen heroes - and temperatures - produce a myriad of brittle brown casualties strewn about the equally brittle brown but it hurts more each time this … [Read more...]

The Crafter’s Journal: Seasonal Shows

Oh!  I just love the Autumn colors and that crisp feel in the air when the "cozy" season swirls into town with promises of warm sweaters, fingerless gloves, pull up boots and a nice mug of hot tea!  I've switched out the spring and summer linens in the bedroom for my down comforter and log cabin lodge quilt look and am ready for my favorite … [Read more...]