Silent Sunday

My lens zoomed in on the lavender this morning. I loved how the light hit the blooms. But then, I smiled as I saw the gap in the bricks..the light coming through the dark…and thought it was a pretty cool representation of Easter morning. A blessed Easter to you and yours ❤  He is Risen, He is Risen indeed. Silent SundayRead more

a few thoughts on clean slates…

I took Latin in high school. It was one of my favorite classes. First, it was a favorite because the teacher was a hoot! She was lively and funny and said totally unpredictable things. She made us laugh and was well aware that sometimes we were laughing with her and sometimes one couldn’t help but laugh at her antics and stories. It was also a favorite class of mine because I love words. Always have. Probably always will. I lovedRead more

Never

After a tutoring session with a resilient (and quite active) little 5 year old, we took a walk (sometimes a ‘RUN!’) through the woods. We looked at flowers and trees and butterflies.  I let him take some photos and I took a few of my own. It was a fun little fifteen minutes of the day that refreshed me. Hope some of these photos refresh you. You see, we looked up.  Way up. And after a super busy week withRead more

presence

One of my favorite quotes is by Roy Lessin. I have it in a frame hanging on my wall.  Well, actually, it was hanging on the wall. The other day, just out of the blue, the frame fell down with a thump and landed on the desk underneath it. It made me jump and brought attention to this quote that I see everyday, but maybe, just maybe, needed to be reminded of again! Here it is: “Victory is not found inRead more

Silent Sunday

Creation speaks. It speaks of newness that rises out of the old, life that comes out of what appears dead, and brilliant beautiful colors that fill in where it was only subdued browns and grays of rocks and dirt. Seeing the flowers of Spring encourages me to remember that there’s hope. Always.  Always, always, always.  Even when all we see are browns and grays. What we bring to Him, He can make new. Not only new… but beautiful and lifeRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes I’m amazed at how  quickly the days fly on by….especially when I’m on break. It’s been so good to catch up on some things and not feel like the days are so packed, and I’ve been really thankful for that. But today, well, I woke up feeling like I just hadn’t accomplished quite as much as I should have and was concerned because the break is just about over for me. Sometimes no matter how much I check offRead more

note to self…

Note to Self:  Some things—beautiful, unexpected, glorious things–– ONLY grow in the desert. Like Cacti. And blue desert flowers. And ‘resurrection plants’. Maybe the periods of drought coupled with lots of Light can cultivate unique and amazing things that are  indigenous to places you’d least expect…and not just in plants mind you <3.  I love that God has variety beyond compare and that He can use anything, anyone, any place to make things grow out of the dust. Am thinking that’sRead 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

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday   “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18Read more