Seasons’ Greetings

So, for the past few days, I’ve thought about the phrase ‘Season’s Greetings’. But the spin on the phrase has been the whole idea of greeting the season –whatever season that we’re in- with arms wide open. And I wrote about how there’s value in every single solitary season…for the farmer who recognizes the necessity of times of growth and harvest then dormant rest, and that there’s value in every season for us. And the whole little blog post wasRead more

when less is more…

I recently read this quote. Love it. It’s kind of an eye of the beholder thing. A mindset thing. A what-do-you-see-beyond-what-you-see thing.  …A faith thing. “David was always there in the marble. I just took away everything that was not David.” Michaelangelo Maybe eyes of faith can help us look in the mirror of our lives and see that some of the painful chip-chip-chipping away of things is merely grace at work in our lives. Because maybe eyes of faithRead more

Staying Close

So on this “Thankful Thursday” am thankful for a little ‘profile in courage’ of our own. This is Tala.  She does not like bridges.  Especially long bridges.  Even more so, very long swinging bridges where you can look under your four legs and see a stream flowing way down below. Nope, she doesn’t like bridges at all. She made that clear in strong protest. I didn’t blame her. And once she belly-crawled to the steps, she did this again:  Read more


If there is one thing I know, it is that you never know what is around the corner. Thankful I know Who. He goes before us and behind and is right there in the middle of it all. Omni….omni present. Omnipotent. Omniscient. All of which I am so not. Thankful He Is. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever youRead more

To Dance

So, we got to go to the beach last weekend to visit precious family there and celebrate ThanksGiving.  Although there was lots to be thankful for, there was also, as always, lots of challenges that are being faced. Hope was facing a few challenges of her own, but you wouldn’t have known it.  She laughed, helped, talked, shared, and…danced.  We were at the beach and had had some conversations about the challenges faced, but when it was over, she danced.Read more