Solid as a Rock

  “The grass withers and the flower falls,  but the Word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 I sat in the sunshine yesterday and enjoyed reading and getting some fresh air. Every once in a while a wind would blow and leaves would float from the trees on the hill where we were, down to the water. As those leaves floated on by I thought of how quickly the seasons change. Just about that time, it was the sweetestRead more

Filling in the Gaps

\ Here’s a thought:  in the same way that moss will often fill in the gaps between trees and rocks, God so often fills in the gaps, the voids, in our lives.  I think it’s all a matter of not letting other “fillers” in.  Like for instance, when there’s an ache, a loneliness, a need that we try to fill in a way that is not in God’s timing, it seems as though the void or the chasm grows.  ButRead more

Intricately Designed

After a day of hearing headlines and wondering how changes will impact our society, I stepped out on the deck for a breath of fresh air.  I zoomed the camera in to the beautifully blooming tree in our backyard.  It never ceases to amaze me how intricately designed our world is.  This little bloom for instance.  It is beautiful, intricate, and functional.  It has a purpose.  It will produce seeds soon. As the seasons change, the seeds will fall toRead more

Through

Elisabeth Elliot, Christian author, speaker passed away yesterday.  But she always knew she was just passing through.  Decades ago, she wrote a book called Through the Gates of Splendor . It is a book of courage.  It is a story of tenacious and compassionate faith that moves people to serve Christ and go to the “ends of the earth” even if it means never coming back.  It is a story of missionaries who love well, serve well, and do not cower  andRead more

River by the Sea

Watching the sunset on a river by the sea In a little yellow kayak with a gently blowing breeze Breathing in the Beauty thankful for the time Yes, I am filled with awe As I see His Glory Shine. How precious are the moments when I see His Glory Shine. “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” Psalm 65:8Read more

Simple Design

For a season it beautifully blooms because that’s what it was designed to do And we can all enjoy the beauty Then…the blooms fade and the work begins For flowers weren’t just made to bloom and be beautiful They have a purpose Yes, the flower’s work is to make seeds Seeds that will be planted, Seeds that will spread and grow and impact their little space. and impact their world and one day, bear flowers that bloom beautifully Flowers that willRead more

Where Courage is Not…

“Where courage is not, no other virtue can survive except by accident.” Samuel Johnson I sit on the couch and watch the images on the screen as my husband flips through the channels.  The news reporter speaks of ice and snow,  traffic accidents and a plea for people to be safe and not venture out if not necessary.  I sit in my warm home with a blanket and a cup of coffee after a full day at work. The channelsRead more

Thankful Thursday ~ gentle reminders

I’m thankful for the little things of beauty in everyday.  Praying in this new year that I have the eyes to see those little things along the way, the will to stop long enough to notice, and the heart to appreciate that God knows what we need and gives us gentle reminders that we are so not alone in all of this, and no-thing is too hard for Him.  amen and amen. “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavensRead more