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

the rest

So, I’ve had a lot of that nervous kind of energy lately. Maybe you know the kind. I mean, it’s that kind of feeling like there are lots of things that I can do, but my heart and mind are wrapped up in the things that I can’t…the things that are out of my control. Thus…this restless energy keeps rising to the surface when my heart and mind are unsettled. So…I’ve got some negative go tos…things I turn to withRead more

what these eyes see

Do I see the forest Or do I see the trees Let my sights be set on  You for you are all I need Do I see the detail Or does my vision scan it all Let my sights be set on You, You are my all in all. Do I see minutiae Or the Grande Design Let my heart be set on you and vision be aligned With your call to be faithful in the little things, the smallRead more

…a few thoughts on preparation…

As many of you are probably aware, the East Coast has had a bit of a storm this week. Hurricane Florence made her presence known and hit Wrightsville Beach on Friday.  (Have I mentioned my son that goes to UNCW lives on Wrightsville Beach?…He can see the ocean from his balcony (or roof as he often does, and feel the wind and ocean air every time he walks out the door.)  I even  have some visuals of his place.  (GotRead more

Thankful Thursday

Do you ever have those weeks when you’re trying to keep things light and on the surface, but there are underlying issues that feel like a magnet that keep drawing you back to where ya just don’t want to go (but probably need to go)?  Well, I’ve had one of those weeks. Maybe those kind of weeks make the on-the-surface  stuff all the more appreciated. On-the-surface items like this, for instance…. ….Breyers’ Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints Ice Cream. IfRead more

a few thoughts on ‘fessing up’…

‘Fessing up means to admit.  It is a confessing of wrongs done, an admission of actions taken, words spoken, etc.  It means letting down, a humble acceptance of a guilty plea, an owning up to truth, admitting wrongs done, or an ‘admission’ of wrongs committed. But here’s the thing. ‘Admission’ also means being allowed to enter. When we’re granted admission to something, we usually need a ticket right? We need a key, a sign that says we’ve paid what weRead more