One Step

  You know what I love? The simple truth that one plus one equals two. And two plus one equals three. And after awhile, adding one can be a thousand, a million, a trillion. The power of one. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ( Lao-Tzu) You know what else? It ends with a single step. One step at a time. One plus one plus one…equals a thousand miles. Do you know why IRead more

On Being 17

Path behind. Path ahead. Making decisions for the future based on the right now. Praying he prepares well for what’s ahead, and cherishes the what’s behind, and enjoys the moments right here, right now. I know I am. Enjoying this moment, that is! UNC Wilmington Trip with Chase Kure Beach, North Carolina April 2014Read more

At Day’s End

So here’s the thing. You watch a movie. There are the ups and downs, twists and turns, moments of laughter, tears, moments of wondering how things are going to turn out and thinking there’s no way a situation can end well. And then? The end of the movie. The beautiful ending where all of the pieces come together and you see where things have been leading all along. It’s a happy ending, a hopeful ending, one that leaves you withRead more

On Being “All In”

I loved watching my daughter on the beach on a cold Spring day. She had decided she wouldn’t try to brave the cold waters, so she just dipped her little toes in, danced in the sand, and amused herself by keeping the waves from coming up to her rolled up jeans. Her brothers on the other hand, would have nothing to do with merely dipping their toes in. Determined to not waste a day at the ocean, they were preparedRead more

My View of His View

The view of the sunset tonight was breathtaking. Funny thing is, even more moving for me, was watching my son take it all in. I’m thankful for these moments in time, and that in the midst of his busy life, he lifts up his eyes and sees the beauty all around him. Love that! “Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refugeRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Monument

This quickly became my favorite monument when I visited NYC last summer with my husband. It was sculpted by Luis Sanguino to depict stories of immigrants coming to the U.S. It is within sights of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It inspired me to write this little poem because it showed such passion and so many stories wrapped up into one piece of stone. Definitely worth seeing if you’re in NYC! The Long Way Home Passion breaks forthRead more

It’s His Turn

I couldn’t help but smile as I sat on the couch and listened as my 17 year old son walked back and forth in the living room talking on the phone to his older brother. The cleats and baseball pants he had worn on the baseball field an hour earlier had given way to dress shoes clicking on the hardwood floors of our living room. He was trying on his tuxedo for his first prom, and looked just as muchRead more

EvErY SiNgLE SoLiTaRy ThINg

“All”  is a great word throughout Scripture.   “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians  4:13) “ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than ALL we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout ALL generations, for ever andRead more