in our midst

This past week, I was reminded that we never know who is in our midst, or where those around us have walked.  I have learned time and time again that those who come into our lives might be there for a reason, for a season, and not by accident. I teach a variety of academics at the elementary school where I work. But in recent years, I have been trying to help students to develop skills of resilience as well.Read more

one

One day at a time… One step at a time… One breath  at a time… Gratitude has a way  of living in the awareness of what is in the moment we’re in…. …and not just “what”, but “Who”. The Bible says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” So thankful for that gift that trumps all else. Reminding myself (and those who need to hear…) of simple truths today ❤   Blessings~ Heather  “Devote yourselves toRead more

like the wind…

For grace that’s like the wind, a breeze that washes over, carries me That fills my lungs and helps me breathe Oh how I thank you Lord For like a leaf that catches wind I take the breeze you daily send Or storm or gust or winds gone still What’s filtered through this wind, Your will Or like a little ship am I moved, yet anchored, guided by The winds of grace—not just the tide I will adjust  my sailsRead more

the great need

“The great need is not to do things, but to believe things.” ~ Oswald Chambers This quote sure offered a lot of food for thought in my devotion this morning… I thought about it throughout the day… Oswald Chambers is not saying that it’s important to slow down and “Just be”, as we often hear these days. (Even though, yeah, I’m sure that’s necessary sometimes.) But no this quote says so much more. It says the great need  <for theRead more

Solid as a Rock

  “The grass withers and the flower falls,  but the Word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 I sat in the sunshine yesterday and enjoyed reading and getting some fresh air. Every once in a while a wind would blow and leaves would float from the trees on the hill where we were, down to the water. As those leaves floated on by I thought of how quickly the seasons change. Just about that time, it was the sweetestRead more

“wimpy, wimpy…”

  Okay…so here goes kind of a strange confession.  You know how in movies sometimes, you can hear what the character is thinking and his brain goes to some strange commercial or song, or plays his life out in a comic book reenactment or something right before his own eyes..  (Or HER own eyes…)?  Well, that’s been happening to me a LOT lately. There happens to be a phrase from an old commercial that keeps playing over and over inRead more