Quiet Waters…

  Psalm 23 is probably one of the most quoted psalms of the Bible.  I memorized it as a child but hadn’t really even thought of this Psalm for awhile, until tonight, as I went down to the river.  It had been a day of a lot of activity, good and bad and like so many days, a day when I was aware that there is much in this life, in this world, in my home even, that I cannotRead more

peace like a river…

  ” Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 4-7Read more

A Summer’s End Sigh…

      Well, it’s my last day of summer and I’m trying to breathe deep and be thankful. Trying.  Breathing in, breathing out.  Trust me, I know that having a long summer vacation is a huge blessing.  As a teacher I am thankful for every single day of this long 2 month respite for sure.  But, boy oh boy am I sad to see it end.  As I sit here alone on the deck on the last day ofRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Texture

On Being Laid Bare Unraveling… Unveiling… Peeling Back… Exposing… Laying Bare… it’s fine for a birch tree… but oh, so hard to see in those we love. But there’s a season for exposure of the hidden things which eat from the inside out. May we be people who embrace and love well (which may involve covering, or may involve more painful exposure) when those in our care are in the painful process of dealing with things they need to letRead more