like the wind…

For grace that’s like the wind, a breeze that washes over, carries me That fills my lungs and helps me breathe Oh how I thank you Lord For like a leaf that catches wind I take the breeze you daily send Or storm or gust or winds gone still What’s filtered through this wind, Your will Or like a little ship am I moved, yet anchored, guided by The winds of grace—not just the tide I will adjust  my sailsRead more

different…

Expectations are part of life. They are. We expect certain things. We expect that hard work will pay off …not just in  studies or at work, but even in relationships.  We expect that if we do this, then that occurs. We grow up learning certain equations, not just 1+1=2, but equations like eating well + exercise = good health, or working hard + studying our craft = success at work, or saving money + spending wisely = financial security. OftenRead more

gratitude

A few images of the past week…always lots to be thankful for. Some affirmation for  and growth in students. Some affirmation (and hopefully growth) for me. Some walks by the river with a loved one. A walk by the river alone. Some laughter and some tears. Some hope and some fears. Some goals reached and items checked off lists, lots of tasks completed, lessons taught and hopefully a few lessons learned…So here we are— another week is in the books.Read more

Everything

Every October, I remember.  Of course, I remember throughout the year, but when leaves start to turn and there’s a chill in the air, I often find myself having to fight off some fears and steady my heart as my memories turn to two days, two sons, and two events in October of 2012. Two days:  October 25th, 2012 and October 26th, 2012 Two Sons:  Josh and Tanner Two Life Changing Events: Major Car Accident (Josh- October 25th, 2012) andRead more

Grace for the Moment

There are times in our lives when we realize that we are reaching limits, and we feel as though we just can’t go on. But we have to. We say things like “One day at a time”, and try to do our best to ‘get through the day’.But sometimes a day can seem like an eternity. We need help right here right now. We need grace that will cover us in the most difficult of moments. I can remember aRead more