waves of blue

Waves of Blue on Mountains High Rolling in  as I stroll by I Lift my heart,  I Lift my eyes As waves of blue draw me nigh And what comes as I lift my eyes Waves of Grace I can’t denyRead 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

Thankful Thursday …

On this Thankful Thursday (actually, it’s finally being posted on a Saturday…better late than never..)… I’m thankful for flowers (weeds) by the side of the road that beckoned me to stop and breathe for a few minutes. I’m thankful for the sun on my face and the wind through my hair. I’m thankful for the solid ground under my feet and vast sky beyond the field and the awareness that like those flowers (weeds), I’m pretty small in this vast,Read more

Thankful Thursday

Just got back in from seeing the sunset as my son (pre-drivers licensed son) drove us around town to run a few errands.  I sat in the passenger seat trying to encourage him to leave at least an inch or two for mailboxes, and practiced my breathing.  He’s my last of 6 children to teach how to drive, and well, let’s just say we need quite a few more hours of practice driving under his belt before he goes forRead more

Thankful Thursday

On this Thursday, I’m thankful for… ~”Guess what?!!” calls from a few of my kids this week and the joy totally shared about successes that come AFTER lots of tenacity and hard work and perseverance and stick-to-it-iveness.  I’m thankful for lessons learned and successes celebrated and that it’s a total gift to be able to share in the joy.  That’s a gift, for sure. ~ safety during the very short sunset ride with my son who does not yet haveRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today, I’m thankful for sunlight.  I’m thankful for sunlight filtered through trees, for sunlight shimmering on the water, for sunlight on my face and the warmth that is so much more than heat. I’m thankful for walks and talks with a  dear friend…for the laughter, and words, and just time well spent that comes when we take a little bit of time out of our busy, busy days just to do the stuff that matters. I’m thankful for projects…big, long-term,Read more

…a few thoughts on darkness and light in response to the tragedy in Charleston…

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:5 Darkness can loom in so many ways.  It can fill a room.  It can fill a heart.  But when light comes in, the darkness flees.  It flees. Light dispels darkness. Hope is like the light that floods spaces and makes the darkness flee.  Darkness is fleeing in Charleston, South Carolina.  Darkness is fleeing because love is flooding a space, and where there is love, thereRead 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

Gracee’s Thumb

Sometimes, the imperfections in life add the most beauty. I have quite a few photos of my thumb, but in this age of photo-editing, most of those photos are cropped or deleted before they meet the eye. But this photo, well it’s not of my thumb. The thumb belongs to a 7 year old little girl named Gracee. She took the photo of her mom and me. And the thumb? Well, I think this imperfection makes the photo just perfect.Read more