“Can’t Never Could.”

      “Can’t never could. ” ~ Lydia S. My assistant for a few years was Lydia.  I love her dearly and am so thankful that our paths crossed. She’s a cancer survivor. She’s mother who has lost an adult child to a heart attack. She’s a woman who has lost a husband. She’s a woman who worked whole-heartedly in the school system on days when some might want to give up and not be vested. She’s a womanRead more

a little post script…

“p.s.”  is a tool that I definitely take advantage of quite often.  It’s also one that I want to use today for the post I shared yesterday entitled “different”.  (To reference it, here ya go… “different” ) When I finished the post  yesterday, it just didn’t feel finished. At all. I was NOT trying to write of platitudes, but gut level acceptance of life that was “different” than what I’d hoped for, and yet even though what I was thinking wasRead more

Never

After a tutoring session with a resilient (and quite active) little 5 year old, we took a walk (sometimes a ‘RUN!’) through the woods. We looked at flowers and trees and butterflies.  I let him take some photos and I took a few of my own. It was a fun little fifteen minutes of the day that refreshed me. Hope some of these photos refresh you. You see, we looked up.  Way up. And after a super busy week withRead more

take it

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” ~Elisabeth Elliott   I’ll take it to the Throne of Grace I’ll meet God there to seek His face My refuge will be His embrace as I meet Him there I will lay my burdens there and cast them to His Sovereign Care I’ll trust that as He hears my prayer I’ll rise and walk by faith I’ll rise and walk by grace I’ll rise and I’ll beRead 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

what these eyes see

Do I see the forest Or do I see the trees Let my sights be set on  You for you are all I need Do I see the detail Or does my vision scan it all Let my sights be set on You, You are my all in all. Do I see minutiae Or the Grande Design Let my heart be set on you and vision be aligned With your call to be faithful in the little things, the smallRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, it’s been a sweet week. Last Friday morning started with dropping Tanner and his friend off at his ‘Young Life’ ‘Brojangles’ breakfast at 7 a.m.  It’s not always easy rushing out the door that early, but there are definite perks. Like this view… At school, for our last Friday before the 3 week break (YAHOO!!!), I had coffee and emergency chocolate on hand. It came in handy. Full day. Oh, and Hope must’ve known that it’d be super fullRead more

…a few thoughts on fear…

I think I finally understand the meaning of “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  FDR may have been coming at it from a different set of circumstances and perspective (global perspective vs. just-me, myself, and I perspective)…  But I really get it. And a man in a red coat on a woodsy path, along with a hugely oversized raccoon helped me “get it”, and speak it and do it…”speak softly and carry a big stick”, that is! You see,Read more