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…down by the riverside…

Wordless Wednesday


“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”  ~ Elisabeth Elliot


Simple things…

Silent Sunday


Weekly Photo Challenge


Sunset in Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Wordless Wednesday


Sunflower in the Backyard July 2017

If a sunflower could wink, I think this is what it would look like. It’s slowly unfolding its petals and unveiling what’s beneath a little bit at a time.

Kind of feel like life is like that sometimes. Sometimes it takes a good good long while to see the bud turn to a bloom, and then the bloom to surrender all the petals to reveal what’s beneath. Sometimes it takes awhile to see hard work pay off, lessons be learned, efforts bear rewards. Sometimes, most times, good things just take….t i m e…

Just wanted to give a little reminder for those of you waiting to see the fruit of your efforts, the answer to prayer, the evidence of things hoped for.  Faith keeps its heart and eyes wide open even when there’s a slow unfolding of what may be hoped for or expected. Yes, faith keeps its heart and eyes wide open even when it can’t see any signs of what’s hoped for. Why?  Because faith doesn’t want to miss the moment of the unfolding, the unveiling, the revealing of the hope realized.

Yes, in a life of faith, it’s important to keep eyes and heart wide open even when circumstance screams to move on, shut down, and close our eyes. Faith opens its eyes and heart wide…regardless.

And when the unfolding comes, eyes of faith see what we’ve known and hoped for and believed was coming all along. Keep pressing on, praying through, staying free…you never know when the slow unfolding will reveal something even more beautiful than what you had imagined. ❤


Sunflower Field in Kings Mountain, NC July 2017

Blessings ~

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”  Hebrews 11:1,3  


Sunflowers ❤  Kings Mountain, North Carolina  July 2017




After the clouds, the storm, the rain

Wispy clouds filter in again

Moving fast then moving slow

Painting the sky with hues of gold

After the rain, before the  night

Sun sinking low, as though dimming the light

Another day ending, permission to rest

Like a kiss before bedtime melts away stress

these respite reminders leave me blessed


Yes the Heavens declare the glory of God

Respite reminders say keep pressing on

Blessed and assured that we’re never alone

Blessed and secure wherever we roam

Blessed and secure wherever we roam

the sunset reminds me I’m not far from Home




Silent Sunday


Asheville, North Carolina July 7, 2017

Waves of Blue on Mountains High

Rolling in  as I stroll by

I Lift my heart,  I Lift my eyes

As waves of blue draw me nigh

And what comes as I lift my eyes

Waves of Grace I can’t deny



How we live today so matters for their tomorrows.

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