in our midst

This past week, I was reminded that we never know who is in our midst, or where those around us have walked.  I have learned time and time again that those who come into our lives might be there for a reason, for a season, and not by accident. I teach a variety of academics at the elementary school where I work. But in recent years, I have been trying to help students to develop skills of resilience as well.Read more

like the wind…

For grace that’s like the wind, a breeze that washes over, carries me That fills my lungs and helps me breathe Oh how I thank you Lord For like a leaf that catches wind I take the breeze you daily send Or storm or gust or winds gone still What’s filtered through this wind, Your will Or like a little ship am I moved, yet anchored, guided by The winds of grace—not just the tide I will adjust  my sailsRead more

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

“wimpy, wimpy…”

  Okay…so here goes kind of a strange confession.  You know how in movies sometimes, you can hear what the character is thinking and his brain goes to some strange commercial or song, or plays his life out in a comic book reenactment or something right before his own eyes..  (Or HER own eyes…)?  Well, that’s been happening to me a LOT lately. There happens to be a phrase from an old commercial that keeps playing over and over inRead more

Remember

There’s a new song that caught my eye before it caught my ear. I  loved the visual first…and then the acoustics drew me in…but the lyrics? They won me over ❤  They are about remembering who God is.  “Oh my soul” needs to remember and be reminded so often….and little things like a good song can do that…   It’s a good thing to remember good things ❤ It’s a great thing to remember the great things God has done.Read more

a daily harvest

  “Stepping back and harvesting the gifts of the day. Reflecting on its fruits, giving thanks.  Knowing the difference between holding and grasping, needing and wanting, brings peace.” ~ Sister Stan I love this quote by Sister Stan. It’s so good to step back a bit and reflect  at the end of the day. It almost feels like a big exhale– an  often quite necessary letting down. And then, then after the exhale, well, there’s more room and space forRead more

Thankful Thursday

  Random—that’s what my thoughts are tonight. But gonna share some little tidbits of gratitude anyway. Am thankful for…. blueberries, fresh, tasty blueberries—not just to save for a recipe, or a salad, or a pie…but to eat right out of a cute little bowl. I’m thankful I didn’t have to share any of them. I’m also sad that I didn’t have to share any of them. And, am thankful for flowers–not purchased for me, but purchased by me for aRead more

Thankful Thursday

      There’s always a lot to be thankful for in a day, let alone in a week.  These past few weeks were no different and held some pretty special moments. All around me were signs that the seasons are changing. Here are a few: The weather has started to change a bit, as have the colors of the trees. Yep. Nothing stays the same, that’s for sure. The summer is flying by, and the winds of change areRead more

stretch

“Let us not be surprised when we have to face difficulties. When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger, Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist.” ~ Amy Carmichael  Read more