Silent Sunday

“We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in his eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will breakRead 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

chasin’ sunsets

I did it again. Instead of driving straight home, I took the long way home to be able to see the sunset just a little bit longer.¬† Actually, I didn’t just take the long way home, I stopped and lingered a bit at a favorite little spot. I had my daughter Hope’s little puppy with me and this little¬† bundle of joy made me smile because he intuitively just sat and stared at that sunset with me. Sweet. I hadRead more

…a few thoughts on wisteria…

As I stepped out of the car this morning to deliver something, I knew it was there even though I couldn’t see it. The scent was so strong and I knew I’d see it. I turned around, and there it was—Wisteria blooms swaying in the breeze. I knew I’d be seeing these beautiful blooms soon. On Friday, I saw the hint of purple in wisteria vines by the school where I work. There were also traces of the light purpleRead more

…a few thoughts on being careful…

On my way to work, I always drive by a little abandoned home. The other day, I smiled as I noticed a sweet little clump of daffodils in the middle of the tall grass. It stood out and reminded me, that in the midst of all the craziness going on now in our world with shut downs and health and financial crises, well, there was still new life, still beauty, still some normal things that weren’t being stopped or shutRead more