a little outdoor therapy

  Like most people these days, I’ve had a little more time on my hands these days. Trying to fill it with good things. I mean, I have a to do list a mile long, but sometimes, the important stuff doesn’t make it on the list.  Today, it felt most important to have a little hiking, a little reading, a little writing, a little taking photos. a few little diversions… Today was also spent with a little swinging on theRead more

in your midst

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17Read more

when tulips bloom…

When tulips bloom, the splashes of red stand out. When tulips bloom, they bend and sway and move together in a type of floral bouquet, perfectly arranged, effortlessly displayed. When tulips bloom, we get to see the beauty of what’s been growing for most of the year. The bulb has been buried, in the dark, and out of view for not just one month, or two. No, for most of the year, the bulb stays hidden. But hidden doesn’t meanRead more

remembering to think

It’s important to think about what we’re thinking about. It’s beneficial to pay attention to what we’re paying attention to. So often we will find that we see what we seek. That’s why it made me smile to see a splash of green on the oh-so-very-gray morning this morning. Once I saw the green of Spring, the gray almost complemented it and wasn’t so bad…even on an oh-so-very-gray morning in our nation. I’m thankful in the midst of struggle, there’sRead 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

the palm of His hand

I heard a song today that brought back memories of a song that I heard and sang quite a bit. As a young child,  I can remember hearing: “He’s got the whole world in His hands… He’s got the whole wide world in his hands He’s got the whole world in His hands He’s got the whole world in His hands.”   I can remember being a  young kid visually picturing a huge globe with hands reaching down…only hands, mindRead more

a boxful of letters

I opened a box today. It was full of handwritten letters from war…not just one or two, but hundreds and hundreds…one written per day from Southeast Asia to Southeast Pennsylvania, from a man overseas to a wife and young son on the home front. My grandfather made sure to always write a letter to his beloved “bride” and their son, my Dad.  He was a man who laughed easily, loved well, and had wisdom and whit to share. Even inRead more

cling

Ugh. It’s the back to school January blues for this chick. I’ve been trying to focus my mind and have been failing miserably.  I tried thinking of all the thinks*  I’m thankful for,  prayed,  ( (things*, but I think it’s an appropriate typo, lol!)  I prepared lessons, and it all came up a bit short. It came up short that is… until I started to sing…and lift up my voice. So this song was sung/written on the way to DollarRead more