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

what these eyes see

Do I see the forest Or do I see the trees Let my sights be set on  You for you are all I need Do I see the detail Or does my vision scan it all Let my sights be set on You, You are my all in all. Do I see minutiae Or the Grande Design Let my heart be set on you and vision be aligned With your call to be faithful in the little things, the smallRead more

like tea

So, I received this little gift wrapped in a daisy ribbon a few months back. Opened it up and am so enjoying it tonight. I’m thankful for little gifts that serve as reminders of huge gifts of the people in my life. Choosing to be thankful for time together rather than to bemoan time apart. Thankful for the quiet after a long day of …not.  Thankful for the reminder to be still and know that God is in control andRead more

at the table

It was a planning day at school today. There are lots of things I love about planning days. I can get caught up on things, collaborate with teachers, and ….listen to whatever I want to. I like having music in class. Lately we’ve been singing “Be a Learner”, “Sight Words Song”, and a really cool “RESPECT” rap. Even though I enjoy singing them with my students, these songs wouldn’t be on my song list. No, today, I got to listenRead more

…beckoning the wind…

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” Corrie ten Boom prayer keeps us grounded…. …and hopeful at the same time. Prayer helps us to be open to  God’s leading and direction when there are lots of ways we could go and paths we could choose… prayer refreshes… and gives a sense of peace Prayer is a discipline…a not always easy choice that grants power and peace all at the sameRead 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