Taken by my husband with my camera in my Templeton garden in 2013, © Barbara Radisavljevic

What the photo says about me

This photo captures several aspects of my life. I live in a region of vineyards and tasting rooms in Paso Robles, California. This photo was taken a year before we moved there when we still lived in the midst of wine country, surrounded by vineyards in Templeton.

This is ten…

Author image, © Barbara Radisavljevic

My grandmother prayed for me

I believe my spiritual journey began before I was born. Scripture says God knew me in the womb. I also had a godly grandmother on my dad’s side who probably started praying for me as soon as she got the news. I know she prayed for me as long as…

Has our more mobile lifestyle changed the way we mourn and honor our dead?

Plastic flowers on graves in Paso Robles, California
Author photo, © Barbara Radisavljevic

When I was young, it was traditional on certain holidays for my family to visit the graves of departed family members. We took freshly cut flowers from the garden, filled the cemetery-supplied vases with water, put…

Have you returned recently to a city you haven’t visited in a few decades?

Building a foundation, November 22, 1917. © Barbara Radisavljevic

The speed of change is a matter of perception.

As you move from childhood to senior status, you are inside the change that is happening around you. You notice it, but it normally happens so gradually it seems to take forever. Take the foundation the…

Author photo of book cover

My grandniece loves Cheerios. I’ve never met her in person, even though she's almost two. She was born near the beginning of the pandemic, the first of my elder nephew’s children. Since almost the day she came home from the hospital, the family has started meeting each Sunday afternoon on…

Barbara Radisavljevic

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 57 years. Central Coast of California. https://barbrad.com

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