Thankful Thursday

Today, am thankful for sunshine.  For cool breezes and warm light. For challenges faced and small steps taken. For divine appointments that are so apparent. For the fact that sometimes what we would never chose can be the greatest blessing in helping us to reach out to another person. Thankful for catching such a glimpse of that today.  Thankful for grace in the midst of the messes of life.   Thankful for those who don’t turn their eyes away fromRead more

Just Passing Through…

I went to school in a rush today, and left behind me a wake of needs answered and needs unmet.  I walked into work with a myriad of needs to be addressed, some ordinary, some extra.  I checked things off the list, and tried to be “all there” in the midst of putting out this fire or that, checking off this list or that.  And at 11:00, it hit me.  The funeral was today. A teacher who had retired hadRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ “Early”

I love the early morning drive to work In between leaving a busy home and arriving at a busy school, there’s ….quiet. And after a few minutes of driving, the above photo is often what I see…the sun just over the horizon. Talk about a glimmer of hope!  It’s a great visual for the possibilities of a new day. And every morning, I’m so aware that every day is a Gift from the Giver of all Good things. Here’s toRead more


After two or three torrential downpours, and before another was to come, was sunshine filtered through the clouds. Loved that.   Kind of like my day! “Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it. “ Isaiah 45:8 Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: CloudsRead more

Last man out

Living life takes courage.  Period.  It just does. And I see examples of courage everyday.  I see them at home, at work, in the community.  And a few nights a week in the Spring?  I see them on the baseball field. When the bases are loaded, your team is down by one in a game between rivals that has been anticipated for months, and it’s the last inning? Yep, it takes courage to stand at bat and swing for theRead more