a few thoughts on giving and (not) receiving…

“You can lead a horse to water but  you can’t make him drink” You can share the deepest truth, but you can’t force one to think You can light a brilliant candle, but a friend can close their eyes You can prepare a wondrous feast, but can’t give an appetite You can give the greatest gift, but one must choose to receive You can share the greatest truths, but one must choose to believe What we can do yes weRead more

To Dance

  His mom is beautiful.  And the beauty on the outside is only surpassed by the inside.  She’s compassionate. Fun. Artistic and creative. I remember her as one who loves well and laughs easily. She loves to dance. Actually teaches dance and is still in an adult community ballet as far as I know. She’s a woman who loves well and laughs easily. Years ago, as our trio sang, she danced during one of my favorite songs and did aRead more

Thankful Thursday

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.” ❤ ~ Frederick Buechner So, it’s already Thursday again. Thankful Thursday, that is. And here are a few things I’m thankful for today. First am thankful for..this quote. “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”  Amen. Faith, not fear. Faith. Feed faith, not fear.The news tells us to fear. Looking deeper into things through eyes of faith can encourage us toRead more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for …my walks at the river and that this time, when I asked, everyone said, “No, not today…” but then when I was ready to go, there were two sons and one husband ready to go along for the ride…and the walk. Sweet surprise. Love going for a walk, but love it more when there’s someone walking beside me. Thankful for walks that include walking and talking, and walking and not. Silence feels right at home in the woods.Read more

Staying Close

So on this “Thankful Thursday” am thankful for a little ‘profile in courage’ of our own. This is Tala.  She does not like bridges.  Especially long bridges.  Even more so, very long swinging bridges where you can look under your four legs and see a stream flowing way down below. Nope, she doesn’t like bridges at all. She made that clear in strong protest. I didn’t blame her. And once she belly-crawled to the steps, she did this again:  Read more

Thankful Thursday

Giving myself 15 minutes to write what I’m thankful for for this week…so here goes… Thankful for Sky.  For wide open spaces. For sunsets and endings to days.  Good to have endings so that we can have beginnings. Thankful for sons on the way home from different places & different ventures, a daughter on the way out to see family, and me sitting right there in the middle of the comings and goings being thankful that I get to seeRead more