through… or through.

Through. That word can mean in the midst of the in-between. You’re at point A, and gotta go through… a bit until you get to point B. That ‘bit’ can be quite a journey sometimes and require a lot of gumption, tenacity and perseverance. Sometimes there’s a long line between point A and point B. Or through can mean done, over it, finished. Kaput. Hasta la vista baby. Done. Through. And sometimes when the through (definition 1)—the in between hardRead more

…a few thoughts on resilience…

I saw this little dandelion in the parking lot at school the other day. It was after a long day  that still had lots of places for me to be and things for me to do…and maybe that’s why seeing this dandelion made me smile with gratitude. It made me think about resilience…and how resilience, the ability to bounce back, is a pretty cool thing. Resilience doesn’t develop in the ease of circumstance. It develops in the midst of obstacles.Read more

what we find…

I work with beads a lot, and in order to be efficient with using the multi-colored beads, I need to sort them. And I’ve learned something. When I look for green, greens seem to pop up all over the place. When I look for red, I see red. When I look for aqua, ‘voila!’, there are many to be found. What we seek, we often find. Gonna think on that today. Blessings to you and yours~ Heather   “You willRead more

plans

“In grace, he leads you where you didn’t plan to go in order to produce in you what you couldn’t achieve on your own.”  ~ Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies DevotionalRead more

…a few thoughts on certainty…

I love morning. It’s like a fresh start. Sometimes it comes a lot sooner than I’d like and I’m the queen of the snooze button, but I still love mornings. I read some good things this morning. Some mornings, it’s just a quick devotion. Other  mornings, I get to linger a bit over coffee and music, and some mornings, like this morning, even though I was running a little bit behind, I decided to skimp on other things–not to skimpRead more

a little post script…

“p.s.”  is a tool that I definitely take advantage of quite often.  It’s also one that I want to use today for the post I shared yesterday entitled “different”.  (To reference it, here ya go… “different” ) When I finished the post  yesterday, it just didn’t feel finished. At all. I was NOT trying to write of platitudes, but gut level acceptance of life that was “different” than what I’d hoped for, and yet even though what I was thinking wasRead more

at our feet

Isn’t this beautiful? I mean, the colors and textures are such a cool blend. It’s a combination of dirt and stone, moss and leaves, pine needles and lichens. It’s a mix of organisms that are dead and alive and smooth and rough and bright and dull. Honestly, it’s a spot I’ve passed by oh so many times. But this time, I really noticed. I wasn’t in a hurry and was aware of the exact place my feet were….wasn’t looking ahead,Read more

a few thoughts on scopes…

When my children were young, we had a microscope. One of my sons in particular loved finding all sorts of things and then checking them out under the lens to see what amazing things were hidden beyond what the natural eyes could see. We had magnifying glasses and some little hand held telescopes that preschool sons used to explore their little worlds. I loved seeing that…that they wanted to search and see more than what they could see. Curiosity isRead more

Thankful Thursday

As much as I love the beauty of the Christmas season, there’s always a sense of relief when January hits.  Putting away the ornaments this year felt way more emotional than normal, and it was kind of a relief to have them all put away. I love how the putting away of the old makes way for the new… and I’m trying to make way for the new.  And here are just a few of the “new” around here. WeRead more

perspective

 “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – ~Elisabeth Elliot   P.S. Photo credit goes to Karen Keyes. We were photographing a wedding together. I thought this was my photo, but just realized it’s hers! Oops! Sorry, Karen 🙂 Gotta give credit where credit is due friend. Beautiful shot.  I have oneRead more