Pretzels for Lent by Tammy Abee Blom

On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, Eve, Audrey, and I made pretzels. I showed my daughters how to roll the pieces of dough into long strips, bring the arms up to make a U shape, twist the arms, and fold them down. As we rolled and twisted, I demonstrated how the...

Imperfection by Tammy Abee Blom

I finished a handmade Christmas gift for a friend. So excited to have it completed, I held it up to admire, and the art was off center in the frame. Off center equals imperfection, and what I had thought was completed now required another attempt. The decorations on...

Humming a Tune by Tammy Abee Blom

I have a song stuck in my head. Actually, it’s a refrain from a song but it circles and circles through my brain. “I will arise and go to Jesus; he will embrace me with his arms.” After about a hundred revolutions, the refrain sparked an image. The recent conclave...