Make the Brownies

Make the brownies sing the songs Say the words and right the wrongs Laugh out loud and smile much Encourage folks reach out and touch Grab a hand Make the call Send the text Breathe through it all Read the stories Study, learn Share the glory Take your turn Hike the mountains Walk the trails Skip around and ride the rails Share the journey Swing real high Look out for the other guy Smell the flowers Ride the waves CountRead more

Solid Ground

Solid ground under my feet, a carpet laid in green a breeze that reminds me life moves on a sky of beauty seen a moment to not move ahead or think on what’s behind A moment to reflect and then, thank God for moments in time We live one moment at a time…Read more

What hands can’t hold

Some things cannot be taken But they’re the things we cannot hold Oh when our world is shaking, quaking, we’re breaking We will hold to  what we deeply know Light bursting through the shadows Comes as we choose to see  The beauty amidst the ache Like mortar in a mosaic masterpiece Some things we’ll never fathom What ifs of what could be But may we hold to what we know We are loved and loved will always be Oh thatRead more

part of the dance

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.” ~Author Unknown I read this quote today and just love it. Because we all stumble. Maybe the key to recovering from a misstep is fully owning the ‘stumbles’, acknowledging them, then picking ourselves up and moving on. And not just that, but picking ourselves up and making the stumble part of our dance, part of our story. I love that thoughtRead more

Known.

I’ve been singing a new song a lot lately. If you want, you can click the link below while you read….it’s a great song ❤ And it made me thinking about knowing, and being known…so here are some of my oh-so-informally-written thoughts and reflections. (And if you don’t have time to read, well, please listen to the song…it’s so good…) a knowing can chase away the most gnawing of thoughts… a knowing can be an anchor in hurricane-force winds ofRead more

Thankful Thursday

Be still, be willing to believe Be hopeful ready to receive with open hearts and open hands and bended knees and wills that stand That stand firm in a world that moves Stand Still…with nothing left to prove Be still….Still willing to believe Strong willed..and willing to receive Hold fast, cling to what is true Let the past free its hold on you Be still and know that He is Lord Still.. no matter what goes on in the WorldRead more

Leaning in

I remember learning to drive. (I’ve had a few flashbacks over the years as I’ve taught my kids to drive, and that sure gave me more sympathy for the slaps to the dash that I remember as my mom was teaching me.) We’ve experienced anything from driving too close to the center line, to heavy feet (am thinking it might be hereditary, 😉  ), to being tentative in changing lanes. I mean all of the above take practice. Some thingsRead more

…a few thoughts on wild roses…

I kind of like wild roses. They aren’t perfect. Wild roses  can be unruly and pop up in unexpected places. They bloom where they are planted. They are alive. Sure, they have thorns. But they have beauty.  They have beauty that is seen, and even if you don’t see them, their aroma can let you know that they are there and draw your eye to them. They aren’t a staged centerpiece, but a living organism that lives and blooms andRead more

…a few thoughts on pouring rain…

I love a good pouring rain, the way it washes everything in its path. I love the freshness that seems to come after it’s all over. Seems like when there’s a pouring rain, the sky clears faster than when there’s just a soft mist or drizzle. It’s like it gets it out of the way in a short period of time and then clears the way for the sun to shine on through. Slow gray drizzles seem to take aRead more

it’s not about the tires

After a quiet Sunday morning of taking my time to drink my coffee, read, pray, even take some photos of a few things on the deck and blog a bit, I went out to the car to leave for nursery duty at church and saw…not one, but TWO flat tires. And I’m not talking questionable or just a little low on air. I’m talking F  L  A  T. And I felt a bit deflated for sure. More than just a bit.Read more