Some Sundays…

Some Sundays are a lot quieter than others.  This one consisted of everyone sleeping in and  me having a mini sermon with my Bible and a Kleenex box by my side. It’s my family’s turn to deal with the flu.  Thankful for chicken soup, soft Kleenex, Lysol spray, soft blankets, and my own copy of the Word of God that speaks loud and clear no matter where I am. “Set your mind on things above not on things of theRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ ‘Express Yourself’

I saw them coming and had the camera ready as they knocked on the door… ………….wait for it………………   Voila!!!  “Here, Mom!” Nothing like flowers from little ragamuffins to cheer up a day. Love how they learned how to ‘express themselves’ early in life. So thankful for moments like these! “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed isRead more

Common Ground

You can find them there in the classroom on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  They talk about the weekend and pets and paint colors.  They laugh and smile and compare whether high top Chuck Taylors are the best or not.  It’s a 15 minute appoinment that’s regularly kept by this first grade student and this young and energetic art teacher.  There are lots of smiles and talks with ease that build a bridge for helping a student transition into the worldRead more


“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in…” Leonard Cohen “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2Corinthians 12:9Read more

Sunday Stills ~ ‘Cold as Ice’

“Quiet waters?”  Not really. The rushing of the water and the wind through the trees weren’t what I’d call quiet.  But I felt as though the refreshment that came from our time at the stream’s edge in the mountains was right out of the Psalms.  Thankful for time well spent. “He leads me beside quiet waters.  He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:2b more