lost and found

sometimes … it takes getting lost… really, really, really lost… To realize… that we need to be Found. Being found isn’t about finding this or finding that, searching for this, or searching for that. It’s not about finding ourselves or losing ourselves, It’s about being found…someone seeking us out and finding us. Like that lost sheep… Or that lost coin….   Sometimes….. We need someone to seek us out when we are lost and don’t know which way to turn.Read more

in our midst

This past week, I was reminded that we never know who is in our midst, or where those around us have walked.  I have learned time and time again that those who come into our lives might be there for a reason, for a season, and not by accident. I teach a variety of academics at the elementary school where I work. But in recent years, I have been trying to help students to develop skills of resilience as well.Read more

Solid as a Rock

  “The grass withers and the flower falls,  but the Word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 I sat in the sunshine yesterday and enjoyed reading and getting some fresh air. Every once in a while a wind would blow and leaves would float from the trees on the hill where we were, down to the water. As those leaves floated on by I thought of how quickly the seasons change. Just about that time, it was the sweetestRead more

(not-so-Silent) Sunday

There’s a cool breeze blowing in western NC this morning. The sun is shining and it’s not yet the predicted 90 degrees–it’s an early morning 75 degrees. Well, I made my coffee and looked out the window and saw this beautiful little white morning glory and it just gave me a glimmer of hope. I’ve had this morning glory plant (as well as some other perennials) in a big pot for years. Usually, it starts blooming in early July. ButRead more

New

New Every Morning. That’s what the Bible says. It says that His mercies are new…. …His mercies are new…not just on some mornings. The Bible says that His mercies are new EVERY morning. His mercies are new…EVERY morning… whether we have the eyes to see those mercies….or not. Then the verse says, “Great is Your faithfulness, O Lord.” If it were up to me, well my mercies might be new some mornings, and some evenings.  But if I didn’t haveRead more

…a few thoughts on the to DO list

  I went for a walk tonight. I hadn’t planned on it really. I was on my way back from helping my son drop off his car at the repair shop for the second time this week and as I took the curve, I found myself pulling into the parking lot of a church on the route home.   The sunset was gorgeous and I knew that a little fresh air would do me good. I’ve found I’m a bit huffyRead more

sorting it out…

Sometimes I rush a bit. (That might be a tad bit of an understatement…) I rush and then spill stuff like coffee, or drop stuff like phones or keys or…beads. (Rushing never seems to pay off by the way.) Well, the other day, it was beads that I spilled. Not just a few…it was a whole tray of seed beads that Tanner had given me. I love the bright colors of the THOUSANDS of beads that spilled. THOUSands of teenyRead more

today…

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. ❤ Thankful for the end of one day and the hope for  a fresh start tomorrow. I love the quote by Abraham Lincoln that says, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” I’m thankful for that for sure. Sometimes we can jump way ahead and miss the joy in the day. Am thinking I want to be like Winnie-the-PoohRead more

remember

“Say no to fear and live with the hope and courage that come only when you remember that the Lord is near.”  ~Paul David Tripp, New Morning MerciesRead more