Thankful Thursday

Ugh. Where to begin. It’s February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. As sweet as yesterday was, today started with how it ended last night…with the news about the 17 lost. School shooting. Ugh.  It began for so many with fears and tears and senseless loss. Tough to be thankful for that. And the Keurig coffee maker is being persnickety. That seemingly small and shallow detail didn’t help with the start of my day either. I went into school andRead more

Castles in the Sand

I hadn’t been to the beach for awhile, so I just couldn’t pass up the chance to breathe in a little ocean air over Thanksgiving break while we were visiting family who live near the coast. Even just a little time at the beach was better than nothing, for sure.  My niece was ‘bored’, so she came with me and I’m so glad she did.We walked and talked and saw lots of people there who seemed to be getting their oceanRead more

if I fall

…am singing from Psalm 42 these days ❤ … If I fall, let me fall on my knees If I call, will you draw near to me If I wade into waters too deep Will your grasp reach…   If the dark of night lingers long Will you be with me, be my song Will the gift of your Presence renew As I call out to You   If I seek, Oh, Lord help me find More of you, may my heartRead more

Shattered Faith – (not)

So, a few minutes ago I was rushing again….rushing again to knock some things off my ever-growing to-do list.  One of them was to clean out the car which had accumulated some tools and books and my favorite coffee cup. So, as I was grabbing eVERy item, I thought I had better make two trips, but then nixed that thinking that I could ‘handle’ it. Well, I couldn’t ‘handle’ it, and the handle of what has recently become my oh-so-favoriteRead more

Through

  Through Not “through”. Done. Over it. But passing through… Through the valley. Through the storm. Through the adversity. Through the fog. Through… Persevering step by step, mile by mile, to get Through… How? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. How? I refuse to say I’m “through”, done, over it. How? I will choose to walk with Him  through through this… through faith through determination through hope through grace through Him who loved us Yes, through HimRead more

one thing remains

  Oh, the roller coasters we ride.  The ups.  The downs.  The extreme highs.  The deepest lows.  The highest highs and lowest lows can even happen in one day. But while our bodies and minds and circumstances often have no choice but to experience the wild ride on roller coasters, can our hearts remain stayed upon truth, stable, steady, and secure? I think they can. I rode a roller coaster today, metaphorically that is. The Low:      Right beforeRead more

One Step

  You know what I love? The simple truth that one plus one equals two. And two plus one equals three. And after awhile, adding one can be a thousand, a million, a trillion. The power of one. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ( Lao-Tzu) You know what else? It ends with a single step. One step at a time. One plus one plus one…equals a thousand miles. Do you know why IRead more