Silent Sunday

Gifts to the king…what do I bring do i journey from near and from far What gifts do I bring, bring to the King Do I follow His beckoning star that leads to the place, this manger of grace which one day will lead to a cross What gifts do I bring, bring to the King What’s gained overwhelms any cost So what gifts do I bring, bring to the King Who beckons all come as we are Lay allRead more

The Saga of the Wreath continues…

So, a few years back,  I made a wreath…a Christmas wreath. It was simple-only consisted of the greens, a few pine cones, a purple sheer ribbon, and …lights.  It was simple, but for some reason, it brought me lots of profound joy. Yep. Just did. It just reminded me of the good things of the season, the simple good things and it was there to welcome friends and family home.  Here’s the blog link for that…Reading it will add toRead more

a few Christmas thoughts on being empty and being full

There’s a lot of space under the tree this year. But the Christmas tree?  It is full, brimming with ornaments that probably cover every square inch of the tree. Every ornament tells a story.  It signifies a moment in time, a milestone, a period of time.  Yes, every ornament tells a story, and with 6 children contributing to the decoration of the tree, there are lots and lots of stories. As I decorated the tree this year, there were ‘stories’ IRead more

a few thoughts on obedience, sacrifice, and grace

Gifts.  Amazing how God can take what we bring and multiply it.  Totally.  We give and we realize that we can absolutely positively never out give God.  Never.  Each breath, each person, relationship, is all of grace.  ALL.  He is my ALL in all.  What I bring to Him as an offering?  What I give to others in His Name?  I’m starting to believe that it’s more a gift to us as we follow His prompting. I came to faceRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Excitement

Take one 15 passenger van (aka “bus”!). Fill it with 6 young children ages 9 and under: five boys, and one girl.(Five are visible, and the 9 month old is strapped in a car seat joining into the excitement in his own way.) Dress them in their warmest mittens, coats and toboggans, and then tell them that you’re going to the mountains to not only pick a Christmas tree, but hopefully to see some SNOW! That’s one surefire recipe forRead more