Thankful Thursday

Every Spring, I look forward to seeing them–these splashes of blue in fields of green. Some might consider them weeds, just sprouting up here and there and everywhere. But me? I think they’re beautiful…absolutely beautiful. I’ve always loved them, but this year, well, it’s been even more of a blessing to see them. Why?  Because they’re predictable.  They stretch up every year. There’s something so comforting these days about things that are predictable, steady, anticipated. Like blue cornflowers in aRead more

when tulips bloom…

When tulips bloom, the splashes of red stand out. When tulips bloom, they bend and sway and move together in a type of floral bouquet, perfectly arranged, effortlessly displayed. When tulips bloom, we get to see the beauty of what’s been growing for most of the year. The bulb has been buried, in the dark, and out of view for not just one month, or two. No, for most of the year, the bulb stays hidden. But hidden doesn’t meanRead more

a little birdseed

I bought bird seed at the store today.  Given all of the things going on this week, well, it seemed like a good thing to do. I didn’t rush in to the store. I made myself slow down.  I made eye contact with the people around me, said hi to the clerk who then said, “Welcome to Dollar General…”  A sweet older man said, “Hi”,  then acted surprised and said, “Now aren’t you pretty.”   It was then my turn toRead more

always kept

“If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.” ― Julian of NorwichRead more

nothing.

“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom   I love this quote so much…because I love this truth that takes the eyes off of me and my abilities (or lack thereof), and puts it on God andRead more

Carry on…

Praying for some dear friends and through some things this morning and found myself singing these words….  I love that God doesn’t pull back from the difficult things in life. He calls us to draw near to Him, to trust Him, to walk in His ways. He calls us to greater things than what we can imagine…but sometimes the pathway isn’t what we’d imagine or choose, that’s for sure. I love that He can use all things. ALL things. TheRead more

(not-so-Silent) Sunday

There’s a cool breeze blowing in western NC this morning. The sun is shining and it’s not yet the predicted 90 degrees–it’s an early morning 75 degrees. Well, I made my coffee and looked out the window and saw this beautiful little white morning glory and it just gave me a glimmer of hope. I’ve had this morning glory plant (as well as some other perennials) in a big pot for years. Usually, it starts blooming in early July. ButRead more

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