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

December Prayer

December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret   For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

…a few thoughts on endings and beginnings…

  December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

just what I needed to hear

I love Monday mornings.  Crazy isn’t it?  I didn’t always feel this way.  But in recent years, I’m just thankful for new beginnings.  And here we are at the ending of a year which means there is a beginning just around the corner.  Tomorrow, January 1, 2015, to be exact. With new beginnings come expectations.  Sometimes lots and lots of expectations.  Funny thing is, fear can often trail expectations, for with a hope, there is a fear that the goal,Read more

On Being “All In”

I loved watching my daughter on the beach on a cold Spring day. She had decided she wouldn’t try to brave the cold waters, so she just dipped her little toes in, danced in the sand, and amused herself by keeping the waves from coming up to her rolled up jeans. Her brothers on the other hand, would have nothing to do with merely dipping their toes in. Determined to not waste a day at the ocean, they were preparedRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginnings

Just some thoughts on beginnings… Winter white branches of the birch appear barren, naked, stripped during the dormant period of winter But a closer look brings hope, for left on the bare branches are seeds and all the potential that lies within. So it is often with beginnings They are preceded by difficult endings where we may feel bare, stripped, naked. But somehow,even in the dormant period of loss, there is unseen potential Unseen, untapped, just waiting for the rightRead more