Essentially Sharon

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A Hope and a Prayer for Christmas

Years ago I met Melissa when we both worked on a small Christian college campus. Over time we attended the same church where I heard her sing with a beautiful voice. I was aware that she went through a liver transplant. In recent years, our paths crossed from time to time when I would call […]

Defining the Music

Sometimes music makes you wonder how it should be defined. Is music a gift? A goal? A trust? Leo C. Cox is written on a faded tag inside my fiddle. He was the the man who owned the instrument, who took it apart, fixed it, put the white screw pegs on the scroll for easier […]

October Drop!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables The first Sunday of October found me up early heading to church for worship team rehearsal. The second Sunday of October 2022, the day I’m writing this newsletter, found me up early to get to one […]

Looking for Color

I couldn’t wait to get into the woods this past weekend. Saturday morning’s agenda started with sipping coffee next to Tom and watching the back yard show. The green path into the woods has slowly been transformed to a carpet of gold and tan leaves. The day before, we spied moving shadows of brown and […]

God Said

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that […]

September Drop!

Hello September! Autumn is just around the corner and we could all use a little boost as we welcome the new season! Join us this month as we focus on energy and vitality and supporting ourselves mind, body and spirit. We have diffuser blends, free gifts, fun recipes and more right here for you! Time […]

Hormonal Imbalance: What is Progesterone?

Let’s talk about Progessence Plus serum and WHAT exactly it is used for! “What is progesterone”❔❔❔ Progesterone is an endogenous steroid and progestogen sex hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and embryogenesis of humans and other species. It belongs to a group of steroid hormones called the progestogens and is the major progestogen in […]


Sunshine shot through the trees last night, capping a day filled with needed rain showers. I stepped out back to go visit my neighbor. Fatigue laced my mind from a long day filled with not a few cares. God caught my attention. He sent a rainbow arching happily over my favorite old trees. I see […]

Anxious for Nothing

God told us “do not fear” or “fear not” 365 times in the Bible. Do you think he knows us? Our bent towards harboring fear that settles in and paralyzes us from enjoying the abundant life he intends for us to live? There is an old towering tree in a clearing where I walk. To […]

Walking Lessons

I mean, how many variations of pictures in the woods can you take? Yet here I am happy to find another buck and doe, a beautiful day lily, and grateful for the breath and strength to climb. Twelve years ago this month we moved into our home. The property came with way too many flower […]