You can see it in the distance the sun over the hill Though the fog offers resistance The sun shines through still Though the fog may be prevailing Though the way is not clearly seen There’s a knowing, there’s a growing of Seeing through the trees The forest that is darkened The fog that fills and fades Will be burned away in time Till true sight is what remains Faith sees through the trees And faces one step at a timeRead more

…a few thoughts on pumpkin rolls and brownies…

So, I have a recipe for a super good pumpkin roll.  My sister gave it to me years ago.  It takes quite a while to make and it tastes really good.  Really good. It looks beautiful and festive, but ya gotta be careful or it just doesn’t quite look like a “roll”, but more like a bit of a flop. My family has had to ‘sacrifice’ eating the pumpkin “flops”. In years past, I’ve given the delicious pumpkin rolls toRead more

Thankful Thursday

So on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for rain.  For shelter from the rain. I’m thankful for the way the rain just washes and cleanses and renews.  I’m thankful for the vibrant colors that have come this week after the rain, and for the beauty of mid-70s weather and sunshine that lured me down to the river’s edge after school. I’m thankful for the beauty of the rush of the water that the pouring rains brought, and for soRead more

…a few thoughts on remembering…

Getting lost is no fun.  Take it from me.  I’ve been lost a time or two (or fifty!).  I’ll think I know where I’m going and then, one wrong turn, and it’s a slippery slope of taking another wrong turn, trying to backtrack and forgetting which was the wrong turn, or the right turn, or the left turn or whatever turn, and pretty soon I’m a bit confused. (VERY confused, actually.)   It’s easy to lose our way sometimes… especially onceRead more

How Big and How Small

I love how big God is.I love how small. The One who created the vast mountain ranges and color palette of the world also created the intricately detailed Queen Anne’s Lace flower.  Both are visuals of His Majesty for sure. Both tell us something about how He is so Big…so beyond our comprehension, and so small…so involved in the very details, the minutiae of life. He hears the cries of nations, He hears the prayer of a child.  He isRead more


“Where there is no wonder, there is no worship.” “To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting:   The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,…” Psalm 136:7Read more

…a few thoughts on dressing up…

They looked too cute.  They really did.  The preparation for this day took months, but, it paid off, for they fit the part of what to look like when you go to the prom.  There was a lot of “bling” and jewels on the dress and shoes, beautiful flowers on the corsage and boutineer, a gorgeous dress and a tuxedo vest that actually matched. (This was no small deal in and of itself because when we went to get orderRead more


Enough.  ENOUGH.  That’s a  word we as moms often say to our children when they (or we!) have reached a limit.  “That’s enough ice cream.”  “That’s enough TV.”  Or, the dreaded “THAT’S ENOUGH!!” when the behaviors have hit a point that mom will no longer tolerate.  We moms say, “That’s enough” quite a number of times through our children’s years. It’s a phrase that is passed down from mom generation to mom generation. We intrinsically know that we need to sayRead more

Just Passing Through…

I went to school in a rush today, and left behind me a wake of needs answered and needs unmet.  I walked into work with a myriad of needs to be addressed, some ordinary, some extra.  I checked things off the list, and tried to be “all there” in the midst of putting out this fire or that, checking off this list or that.  And at 11:00, it hit me.  The funeral was today. A teacher who had retired hadRead more


After two or three torrential downpours, and before another was to come, was sunshine filtered through the clouds. Loved that.   Kind of like my day! “Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it. “ Isaiah 45:8 Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: CloudsRead more