Grains of Sand

Heavy heart, steady now Watch and pray a little longer Heavy heart Ready now When  you’re weak, He is stronger He’s Stronger than the greatest chain When all else fail, He remains He’s greater than the deepest need Bondage breaks when  Jesus frees Steady heart Study truth Breathe the Words that you’ve been given Ready heart Stand renewed Live the Life that He has given Linger in the Word awhile Stand renewed, breathe in and smile Steadfast stand on whatRead more

Thankful Thursday

On this Thursday, I’m thankful for… ~”Guess what?!!” calls from a few of my kids this week and the joy totally shared about successes that come AFTER lots of tenacity and hard work and perseverance and stick-to-it-iveness.  I’m thankful for lessons learned and successes celebrated and that it’s a total gift to be able to share in the joy.  That’s a gift, for sure. ~ safety during the very short sunset ride with my son who does not yet haveRead more

…a few thoughts on pumpkin rolls and brownies…

So, I have a recipe for a super good pumpkin roll.  My sister gave it to me years ago.  It takes quite a while to make and it tastes really good.  Really good. It looks beautiful and festive, but ya gotta be careful or it just doesn’t quite look like a “roll”, but more like a bit of a flop. My family has had to ‘sacrifice’ eating the pumpkin “flops”. In years past, I’ve given the delicious pumpkin rolls toRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today, I’m thankful for sunlight.  I’m thankful for sunlight filtered through trees, for sunlight shimmering on the water, for sunlight on my face and the warmth that is so much more than heat. I’m thankful for walks and talks with a  dear friend…for the laughter, and words, and just time well spent that comes when we take a little bit of time out of our busy, busy days just to do the stuff that matters. I’m thankful for projects…big, long-term,Read more