part of the dance

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.” ~Author Unknown I read this quote today and just love it. Because we all stumble. Maybe the key to recovering from a misstep is fully owning the ‘stumbles’, acknowledging them, then picking ourselves up and moving on. And not just that, but picking ourselves up and making the stumble part of our dance, part of our story. I love that thoughtRead more

…a few thoughts on ‘time out’…

Yesterday after school, I met a friend for coffee. Actually, we never did meet up…but I went, and waited………….. And waited some more…………  I watched a group of runners stretching, and couldn’t help but hear some conversations of some young professionals sitting by me. I saw moms with toddlers in tow and heard their cute little voices and watched as they interacted with others. I sipped my latte and enjoyed every sip and soooo enjoyed the stillness and the quiet.Read 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

where we are

“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” ― Anne LamottRead more

roots

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”  ~ Victor Hugo   I love this quote by Victor Hugo. Life is full of twists and turns and seasons. It’s full of learning and growing and seeing things in a different light. Some things should always be changing and growing, and some things are a foundation that should stand firm, and be steadfast. Going with the flow is important. Ships gotta rise and bow withRead more

plans

“In grace, he leads you where you didn’t plan to go in order to produce in you what you couldn’t achieve on your own.”  ~ Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies DevotionalRead more

what we see

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”   ~ Albert Einstein   I’m not sure that there are only two ways to live our lives… but I love this quote and so believe that those who have eyes to see the Hand and grace of God….see miracles everywhere, everyday. Jesus often said, “for those who have ears to hear…” before he spoke…asRead more

Thankful Thursday

As much as I love the beauty of the Christmas season, there’s always a sense of relief when January hits.  Putting away the ornaments this year felt way more emotional than normal, and it was kind of a relief to have them all put away. I love how the putting away of the old makes way for the new… and I’m trying to make way for the new.  And here are just a few of the “new” around here. WeRead more

Thankful Thursday

Do you ever have those weeks when you’re trying to keep things light and on the surface, but there are underlying issues that feel like a magnet that keep drawing you back to where ya just don’t want to go (but probably need to go)?  Well, I’ve had one of those weeks. Maybe those kind of weeks make the on-the-surface  stuff all the more appreciated. On-the-surface items like this, for instance…. ….Breyers’ Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints Ice Cream. IfRead more