…a few thoughts on dressing up…

They looked too cute.  They really did.  The preparation for this day took months, but, it paid off, for they fit the part of what to look like when you go to the prom.  There was a lot of “bling” and jewels on the dress and shoes, beautiful flowers on the corsage and boutineer, a gorgeous dress and a tuxedo vest that actually matched. (This was no small deal in and of itself because when we went to get orderRead 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

on fruit and light…

This morning as I walked into the kitchen, the fruit bowl caught my eye. It was a rare sight on a few points because, first, the bowl is normally half-empty to empty.  With all of the people in our home, the fruit generally disappears pretty quickly, for sure!  So, to see it full must have been a shock to my system. (It was only full because I came back from grocery shopping around 9:30 last night and people hadn’t yetRead more

calm

So, the other day, my daughter and I came home to find this little bird sitting on a chair on our front porch. As we walked up to the bird it didn’t seem phased at all by our presence. At first, I assumed that this poor thing was just traumatized because there was a strong storm that had just passed through and I guessed it had been thrown from its nest.  As I looked at the little guy, it justRead more

A few thoughts on goals and pursuits…

  “My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.”  ~ Oswald Chambers. Over twenty five years ago, a dear friend gave me my first copy of “My Utmost for His Highest” devotional.  Since then, I’ve been through three copies and given away countless other copies.  I often need to read it two or more times to ‘get it’….to really understand the depth of what he’s sharing.  I was reading this a.m. andRead more

At Day’s End

So here’s the thing. You watch a movie. There are the ups and downs, twists and turns, moments of laughter, tears, moments of wondering how things are going to turn out and thinking there’s no way a situation can end well. And then? The end of the movie. The beautiful ending where all of the pieces come together and you see where things have been leading all along. It’s a happy ending, a hopeful ending, one that leaves you withRead more

Agitated.

Agitated. That’s the word. Agitated. The way you feel when you’re being tossled around from one thing to the next and you want to come up for air and have a breather, but you just get bumped again. Yep. Agitated. The word that describes how it feels to to get bumped and to either not be able to do anything about it or to choose to remain quiet and appear to not respond to the agitation because you know it’sRead more