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

perspective

 “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – ~Elisabeth Elliot   P.S. Photo credit goes to Karen Keyes. We were photographing a wedding together. I thought this was my photo, but just realized it’s hers! Oops! Sorry, Karen 🙂 Gotta give credit where credit is due friend. Beautiful shot.  I have oneRead more

unflinching…

“…Biblical faith —that is true faith in the existence, presence, promises, and provisions of God — never requires you to deny reality in any way. It is not biblical faith to try to convince yourself that things are better than they actually are. It is not biblical faith to work to make yourself feel good about what is not good. Biblical faith looks reality in the face and does not flinch.”   ~ Paul David Tripp I’m so thankful for readingRead more

Restless

Ugh. Tried to go to sleep early. My husband did too. But his idea of going to sleep involves a fan on high, an air conditioner and the TV set on LOUD. And mine doesn’t.     At all. Kind of typical for opposites like us. Lots of areas to meet in the middle. Most nights I can tune things out until he turns off the TV, but tonight, I was just restless. Had some paperwork I should’ve finished before bedRead more

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