the cup

“If God has made your cup sweet, drink it with grace.  If He has made it bitter, drink it in communion with Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers Reading “My Utmost for His Highest” never gets old for me…  I’ve read it since I was in high school, and that’s been quite a long time. But some days, as I read the devotional, the words jump off the page in a whole new way. Today was one of those days. I wantRead more

like the wind…

For grace that’s like the wind, a breeze that washes over, carries me That fills my lungs and helps me breathe Oh how I thank you Lord For like a leaf that catches wind I take the breeze you daily send Or storm or gust or winds gone still What’s filtered through this wind, Your will Or like a little ship am I moved, yet anchored, guided by The winds of grace—not just the tide I will adjust  my sailsRead more

the great need

“The great need is not to do things, but to believe things.” ~ Oswald Chambers This quote sure offered a lot of food for thought in my devotion this morning… I thought about it throughout the day… Oswald Chambers is not saying that it’s important to slow down and “Just be”, as we often hear these days. (Even though, yeah, I’m sure that’s necessary sometimes.) But no this quote says so much more. It says the great need  <for theRead more

ahorita

today. now. Presently. Present-ly. at this moment. for now ahorita this moment in time in real time here,  now ahorita…ahora means “now”, and ahorita literally translated means, “little now”…the little moment that we have right now…ahorita. so thankful for the gift of the now, no matter how oh-so-ordinary it is… Just a reminder to (open up my eyes to) see the beauty of what’s right in front of me. Blessings~ Heather          Read more

Everything

IN everything, give thanks.     I n  E V E R Y T H I N G  give thanks.       I n   e v e r y t h i n g , G I V E thanks.      I n  e v e r y t h i n g ,   g i v e   T H A N K S .   Everything?  EVERY?  ALL?  Yes, all. Crazy thought. But the Bible says thatRead more

…a few thoughts on the to DO list

  I went for a walk tonight. I hadn’t planned on it really. I was on my way back from helping my son drop off his car at the repair shop for the second time this week and as I took the curve, I found myself pulling into the parking lot of a church on the route home.   The sunset was gorgeous and I knew that a little fresh air would do me good. I’ve found I’m a bit huffyRead more

another

She had barely closed the door when I heard “Mom?” She wanted to know if I was home… …and I called back a greeting to my girl. She came up the stairs telling me about the last few days and proceeded to talk until she looked at my face. And then she saw it. “Mom” (she said it with 2 syllables)….”what’s wrong?!” I had heard news of a great loss of a friend from years gone by. Her 17 yearRead more