a walk in a vineyard…

I went to a vineyard today. It wasn’t for a wine tasting or a tour. I was there for a women’s workshop called “Crazy Believe”. After the workshop was over, I went out to the fields to take some photos. As I took photos, I was quietly singing the song that I’ve been singing for the past week.  That’s when I stopped and smiled with a realization… Do you know why?  Well, I was singing the song “New Wine”….  “InRead more

…a few thoughts on darkness and light in response to the tragedy in Charleston…

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:5 Darkness can loom in so many ways.  It can fill a room.  It can fill a heart.  But when light comes in, the darkness flees.  It flees. Light dispels darkness. Hope is like the light that floods spaces and makes the darkness flee.  Darkness is fleeing in Charleston, South Carolina.  Darkness is fleeing because love is flooding a space, and where there is love, thereRead more

on fruit and light…

This morning as I walked into the kitchen, the fruit bowl caught my eye. It was a rare sight on a few points because, first, the bowl is normally half-empty to empty.  With all of the people in our home, the fruit generally disappears pretty quickly, for sure!  So, to see it full must have been a shock to my system. (It was only full because I came back from grocery shopping around 9:30 last night and people hadn’t yetRead more

Travel Theme ~ Illuminated

Sometimes the most beautiful luminaries aren’t those that come from lights or fire or the moon. Sometimes the best luminaries we see are the people who refuse to cave in to the dark and difficult things in their lives. This photo is of a dear friend, Janet, who loves decorating for Christmas with lights and candles and a warm fires in the fireplace…but is more of a bright light to those around her than she will ever know. She’s battlingRead more