the cup

“If God has made your cup sweet, drink it with grace.  If He has made it bitter, drink it in communion with Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers Reading “My Utmost for His Highest” never gets old for me…  I’ve read it since I was in high school, and that’s been quite a long time. But some days, as I read the devotional, the words jump off the page in a whole new way. Today was one of those days. I wantRead more

lost and found

sometimes … it takes getting lost… really, really, really lost… To realize… that we need to be Found. Being found isn’t about finding this or finding that, searching for this, or searching for that. It’s not about finding ourselves or losing ourselves, It’s about being found…someone seeking us out and finding us. Like that lost sheep… Or that lost coin….   Sometimes….. We need someone to seek us out when we are lost and don’t know which way to turn.Read more

Thankful Thursday

  The other night, my daughter surprised me by lighting this candle and putting it on my desk.  She didn’t make a big deal. She just lit it and the sights and scents changed the whole atmosphere. The cool thing was that she had had a ‘terrible, no good, very bad day….” but instead of wallowing in it, she went out and got herself a candle and shared the love by giving me one as well.  Sweet. It’s a goodRead more

in our midst

This past week, I was reminded that we never know who is in our midst, or where those around us have walked.  I have learned time and time again that those who come into our lives might be there for a reason, for a season, and not by accident. I teach a variety of academics at the elementary school where I work. But in recent years, I have been trying to help students to develop skills of resilience as well.Read more