a walk in a vineyard…

I went to a vineyard today. It wasn’t for a wine tasting or a tour. I was there for a women’s workshop called “Crazy Believe”. After the workshop was over, I went out to the fields to take some photos. As I took photos, I was quietly singing the song that I’ve been singing for the past week.  That’s when I stopped and smiled with a realization… Do you know why?  Well, I was singing the song “New Wine”….  “InRead more

prerogative

“You can analyze all you want but you can never explain away the God factor. Sometimes God just decides to breathe on something and it’s completely His prerogative.” ~ Brooke Fraser Ligertwood   “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”  ~  Ephesians 3:20  Read more

golden

So, you all probably know the drill. When someone says they are a special education teacher, there are a few favorite responses. One of these responses often goes something like this: “Wow, it takes a lot of patience to do your job…” To do the job WELL, am thinking that yes, yes it does. Does it mean that it is easy to be patient? Nope. No it does not. And it’s funny. I’ve realized something about myself. Being patient withRead more

Thankful Thursday

So there is a lot to be thankful for this week for sure… There were some cool victories for my kids like an internship (paid even, phew!), decisions made, and confirmations that they are right where they need to be. And another victory of my daughter passing a not-so-easy test ( the BEAR of the NC Realtor’s Licensing Exam.) There were also some not-so-cool or fun ‘opportunities’  that lead to eyes wide open and determinations made and support in theRead more

Troubled Waters

So, I’m really not 100% sure what made this poem pour out of me at 5:45 this morning, but it did. I was kind of struck by looking at a dear friend’s eyes yesterday and seeing one who was troubled, and it stirred that up in me as well. Anyway, I’m not sure if any readers are feeling ‘troubled’ right now, and of course, I hope you aren’t. But if you are, here are a few reminders to not lookRead more

humming in the dark

“Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness.” ~ Henri Nouwen Before the sun had come up, I heard a bird singing away. Not sure what kind it was but I do know that the song reminded me of Spring…newness, light, fresh growth. Its song was clear and bright in the dark of the early morning. Made me smile. There’s lots of dark all around.  My goal today?  To, as Henri Nouwen says, keepRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, it looks like Winter. It feels like Winter. It actually IS Winter. But…there are some very cool signs that say that it won’t always be Winter. Love that. Potential for growth is all around, but sometimes disguised as …Winters. But if you look really close, you might see some teeny tiny buds reminding you that Spring is just around the corner. It might take some searching, and a really good zoom lens, but oftentimes when we look for signsRead more

Thankful Thursday

The alarm rang early this morning . I think it seemed a lot earlier because even though I was getting up at about the same time I usually do, I HAD to get up. And after being on break since the 21st of December, well, I’ve been spoiled a bit. But as I warmed up the car and warmed up myself with my car’s trusty and oh-so-appreciated seat warmer, and a cup of strong coffee, I was feeling more readyRead more