note to self…

Note to Self:  Some things—beautiful, glorious things— ONLY grow in the desert.  Like Cacti. And blue desert flowers. And ‘resurrection plants’. Maybe the periods of drought coupled with lots of Light can cultivate unique and amazing things that are  indigenous to places you’d least expect…and not just in plants mind you <3. Love that God has variety beyond compare and that He can use anything, anyone, any place to make things grow out of the dust. Am thinking that’s aRead more

‘because it has a song’…

She’s there in the morning…. ….and late afternoon…. …and evening… Most mornings I’m awake before I first hear her sing. But usually by the time I’m gathering my things to go out the door, I hear this little bird singing loudly at the top of her sweet lungs. Makes me smile, and reminds me there’s lots to sing about. …and lately, she’s even been doing the same thing at night…sitting on a perch and singing her little heart out forRead more

what we see

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”   ~ Albert Einstein   I’m not sure that there are only two ways to live our lives… but I love this quote and so believe that those who have eyes to see the Hand and grace of God….see miracles everywhere, everyday. Jesus often said, “for those who have ears to hear…” before he spoke…asRead more

Thankful Thursday

As much as I love the beauty of the Christmas season, there’s always a sense of relief when January hits.  Putting away the ornaments this year felt way more emotional than normal, and it was kind of a relief to have them all put away. I love how the putting away of the old makes way for the new… and I’m trying to make way for the new.  And here are just a few of the “new” around here. WeRead more

Wordless Wednesday

  Thankful for    t    i   m   e       well spent with my kids over the past few days. I went to the beach one cold evening with two of my sons, Zac and Austin. One son fished, one took photos, and I took it all in.  Here are a few of the shots from that night. Wordless Wednesday  Read more