Thankful Thursday

Oh, how I needed you, this space to think on the good things. So here are a few things from the week I’m thankful for… For a quiet evening with bare feet dangling in a swimming pool while having good conversation, laughter, and heartfelt prayer with a dear friend, I’m so thankful. For lavender fields, the woman who plows them, and the time to breathe in the lavender and take photos of a beautiful, sweet baby, I’m thankful. For memoriesRead more

“whatever happens…”

“Whatever happens…” I have been camping out in the book of Philippians a lot over the past two months. There are some really good verses about thinking on what’s true, and praying through, and knowing that all that is not in my hands or control is in God’s. I’ve needed lots of reminders and have kept it simple by going there to that short book in the Bible when I needed those reminders. I’ve read this small encouraging book (onlyRead more

Thankful Thursday

Every Spring, I look forward to seeing them–these splashes of blue in fields of green. Some might consider them weeds, just sprouting up here and there and everywhere. But me? I think they’re beautiful…absolutely beautiful. I’ve always loved them, but this year, well, it’s been even more of a blessing to see them. Why?  Because they’re predictable.  They stretch up every year. There’s something so comforting these days about things that are predictable, steady, anticipated. Like blue cornflowers in aRead more

chasin’ sunsets

I did it again. Instead of driving straight home, I took the long way home to be able to see the sunset just a little bit longer.  Actually, I didn’t just take the long way home, I stopped and lingered a bit at a favorite little spot. I had my daughter Hope’s little puppy with me and this little  bundle of joy made me smile because he intuitively just sat and stared at that sunset with me. Sweet. I hadRead more

…a few thoughts on being careful…

On my way to work, I always drive by a little abandoned home. The other day, I smiled as I noticed a sweet little clump of daffodils in the middle of the tall grass. It stood out and reminded me, that in the midst of all the craziness going on now in our world with shut downs and health and financial crises, well, there was still new life, still beauty, still some normal things that weren’t being stopped or shutRead more

spilled milk

So it was 7:40 in the morning and students were filing into the school after eating breakfast in the cafeteria. In peeks a little girl with a sad look on her face who says, “Do you know where Mrs. C is?” I said I didn’t but I could help her find her. (She was looking for the school social worker for help with getting some clean clothes). “I spilled milk all over me,” she says. I said, “I can seeRead more

cling

Ugh. It’s the back to school January blues for this chick. I’ve been trying to focus my mind and have been failing miserably.  I tried thinking of all the thinks*  I’m thankful for,  prayed,  ( (things*, but I think it’s an appropriate typo, lol!)  I prepared lessons, and it all came up a bit short. It came up short that is… until I started to sing…and lift up my voice. So this song was sung/written on the way to DollarRead more

…a few thoughts on realms…

  “The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. “ ~Corrie ten Boom   I saw a shooting star tonight. I walked outside and looked up and immediately saw what looked like a ball of white fire slowly melting into the horizon as if moving from one realm to another. Funny how things like that can make you feel big and smallRead more