where we are

“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” ― Anne LamottRead more

roots

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”  ~ Victor Hugo   I love this quote by Victor Hugo. Life is full of twists and turns and seasons. It’s full of learning and growing and seeing things in a different light. Some things should always be changing and growing, and some things are a foundation that should stand firm, and be steadfast. Going with the flow is important. Ships gotta rise and bow withRead more

today…

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. ❤ Thankful for the end of one day and the hope for  a fresh start tomorrow. I love the quote by Abraham Lincoln that says, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” I’m thankful for that for sure. Sometimes we can jump way ahead and miss the joy in the day. Am thinking I want to be like Winnie-the-PoohRead more

“Can’t Never Could.”

      “Can’t never could. ” ~ Lydia S. My assistant for a few years was Lydia.  I love her dearly and am so thankful that our paths crossed. She’s a cancer survivor. She’s mother who has lost an adult child to a heart attack. She’s a woman who has lost a husband. She’s a woman who worked whole-heartedly in the school system on days when some might want to give up and not be vested. She’s a womanRead more

remember

“Say no to fear and live with the hope and courage that come only when you remember that the Lord is near.”  ~Paul David Tripp, New Morning MerciesRead more

Valor

“The Proverbs 31 woman is a star not because of what she does but how she does it—with valor. So do your thing. If it’s refurbishing old furniture—do it with valor. If it’s keeping up with your two-year-old—do it with valor. If it’s fighting against human trafficking . . . leading a company . . . or getting other people to do your work for you—do it with valor. Take risks. Work hard. Make mistakes. Get up the next morning.Read more

tend…

“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnette …am thinking the same principle applies with the tending of irises… …or tulips…   or hydrangeas… or poppies….or even…me. Yes, am thinking the principle of tending is not just about roses. ❤ Blessings ~ Heather   “Keep your heart with all vigilance,  for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23   p.s.  Cool latin roots again. Tend = ‘stretch and strain”… attend, intend, intent, …not pretend…nope.Read more