humming in the dark

“Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness.” ~ Henri Nouwen Before the sun had come up, I heard a bird singing away. Not sure what kind it was but I do know that the song reminded me of Spring…newness, light, fresh growth. Its song was clear and bright in the dark of the early morning. Made me smile. There’s lots of dark all around.  My goal today?  To, as Henri Nouwen says, keepRead more

Thankful Thursday

Ugh. Where to begin. It’s February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. As sweet as yesterday was, today started with how it ended last night…with the news about the 17 lost. School shooting. Ugh.  It began for so many with fears and tears and senseless loss. Tough to be thankful for that. And the Keurig coffee maker is being persnickety. That seemingly small and shallow detail didn’t help with the start of my day either. I went into school andRead more

Anchor

Storms Come. That’s what anchors are for… (Just a reminder for  a dear friend out there…and any one else who might need a friendly reminder…) Josh Garrels ~ Anchor of My Soul… “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil…” Hebrews 6:19  Read more

Thankful Thursday

The alarm rang early this morning . I think it seemed a lot earlier because even though I was getting up at about the same time I usually do, I HAD to get up. And after being on break since the 21st of December, well, I’ve been spoiled a bit. But as I warmed up the car and warmed up myself with my car’s trusty and oh-so-appreciated seat warmer, and a cup of strong coffee, I was feeling more readyRead more

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

…a few thoughts on detours and destinations…

Just a few thoughts tonight. Spoke with a dear friend about his place right now. Lots of constant trying to move forward but maybe not seeing the movement because there’s so much ground ahead and goals to move toward, to move forward, to press on to the what’s next with little rest between that and what’s behind. It’s like the journey is so big that it’s hard to see the progress of how far he’s come. But I’m thinking,in takingRead more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for …Reunions. Reunions of siblings who happen to be my children. Surprises of seeing a son who has been in California for 8 months who, with the help of his sister, surprised us with a sweet, sweet visit. (Heard banging at 6 something in the morning and came down to see them both in the kitchen waiting 🙂  Hope had gone to the airport at 4 to get Aus…  Sooo good to have him home for a time…Thankful thatRead more

a few thoughts on letting go…

“Let go of the past, and the past will let go of you…” Cool quote. Not sure who it’s by. But cool, powerful quote. “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19   “I will do something new, Now it will spring forth…WillRead more