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About Wheat Salt Wine Oil

On an evening run through my neighborhood, I competed for pavement space with my county’s recycling truck. I jogged home, grabbed a pencil, and sketched my first Scripture cartoon, based on 1 Peter 5:8. Find God in your daily life and +follow Him.

Old Look, New Look, Fresh Look: Thursday Doors

Traveling in Michiana, a geographical term combining towns in Michigan and Indiana along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, we wobbled between eastern and central time zones. The owner of this collection generously stayed open as we browsed three barns, and then some. Quality constructed pieces; reasonable prices, many doors! A unique outhouse included a chandelier, but I chose the fresh air route so there is no photo.

shawnee road antiques, baroda, michigan

Doors, inside and out.

This bright red door fit perfectly in Dune Billies Beach Cafe’s fun collection of wall art; found in our delivery of a few donations to the “Books” Little Free Library (lower right of photo).

dune billies beach cafe, michigan city, indiana

Finding the cafe closed gives us reason to return.

One favorite memory is sharing a pint of Valpo Velvet Peanut Butter Ice Cream with my husband as our laundry tumbled in the dryer at our hotel. Inspired, we stopped at the original Valparaiso shoppe after hiking the dunes the next day.

valpo velvet shoppe, valparaiso, indiana

I appreciate the loading dock door, introducing Valpo Velvet to the world.

These butterflies inspire travelers at Amtrak’s depot in St. Joseph, Michigan. The mural, created by Anat Ronen, in my view, evokes our continued search for freedom and nurture. While exploring the Lake Michigan shoreline, favorite stops included a carousel ride, Silver Beach Pizza, and walking the dunes by the North Pier Lighthouse.

amtrak station, St. Joseph, Michigan

Butterfly mural painted by Anat Ronen on the Lake Park Bluff stairs.

I thought I was pushing the definition of “door” as I considered posting this photo of the North Pier Lighthouse. I could barely see the crack line of the white door. Then, following the line of the catwalk, I noticed the red door on the second tier. I had not seen this door as I snapped the photo; nor during processing for this post.

north pier lighthouse, st. joseph, michigan

The catwalk provides safety for the workers as storms wash Lake Michigan’s shore. In winter, the waves look as if they have been playing freeze tag.

tiscornia park, st. joseph, michigan

Dune trails surrounded by American beachgrass helped us find Lake Michigan in Tiscornia Park.

Join the fascinating search for doors of all shapes and sizes!

Coloring Fun: Everlasting

everlasting: grand canyon of the yellowstone

Promises of the heart.

“But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.”
Mark 16:7 KJV

“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
Psalm 90:1, 2 KJV

coloring fun: everlasting: grand canyon of the yellowstone

Coloring Fun: Everlasting: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Coloring Fun: Mighty

mighty: grand canyon of the yellowstone


“And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”
Mark 13:26, 27

coloring fun: mighty

Coloring Fun: Mighty.

Evergreen Brick Works: Thursday Doors

The Evergreen Brick Works showcases urban renewal through environmentally-friendly living in Toronto, Ontario. Historically, the site was a factory that produced high-quality bricks and helped rebuild the Toronto area after a fire in 1904. Now, a community art and garden store offers crafts and food from local artisans. A farmer’s market and other celebrations are hosted throughout the year, and the site also serves as a trailhead for hiking and biking trails throughout the Don River Valley. Note the bicycle wheel sculpture on the roof.

evergreen brick works

Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, Evergreen Brick Works.

The steel cutouts fill two former doors that were (possibly) used to deliver bricks (noting the old rail tracks in the floor).

evergreen brick works

Inside the kiln building.

Children can explore, climb and imagine in this outdoor courtyard.

evergreen brick works

Children’s playground.

A creative way to “hide” the garage door opening. We visited on a weekday. I saw the “Bike Works Closure” sign on Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop, but with some research, not sure if they are only open now on weekends; or if this location is closed permanently. Sweet Pete’s has other locations around Toronto. I was not aware of the extensive trail system available, and missed renting a bike to explore!

evergreen brick works

Garage door art.

Join the fascinating search for doors of all shapes and sizes!

Coloring Fun: Wonderful



“And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”
Mark 1:32, 34 KJV

coloring fun: wonderful

Coloring Fun: Wonderful.

Coloring Fun: Seek ‘n Save

San Francisco CA

Seek n’ save.

“And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Luke 19:9, 10 KJV

coloring fun: seek n' save

Coloring Fun: Seek n’ save.

Coloring Fun: Payback

san francisco ca


“And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.”
Luke 19:8 KJV

coloring fun: payback

Coloring Fun: Payback.

Coloring Fun: Rest Stop

rest stop

Finding rest for the journey.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

coloring fun: rest stop: matthew 11:28-30

Coloring Fun: Rest stop: Matthew 11:28-30.