…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

the extra mile

These past few weeks have been a challenge–a big one. No need to go into explanations (aka complain!), but I can say a few key words and you might be able to guess some of the sources of stress… Spirit Week at school (with lots of out of the routine activities for my students who may or may not struggle with transitions), CANDY for students, Full Moon, Fatigue, more CANDY for students, and end of grading period assessments in theRead more

Thankful Thursday

Sometimes, it’s good to find something good to focus on.  I mean, I’m thinking even on the most difficult of days, we can find one thing to see, to hold on to and to be thankful for. And the cool thing is, that often when we find that one thing, well, our focus helps us to find other ‘one things’. Pretty soon, we’re aware of lots of ‘one things’ in our lives and our perspective can change. That about sums up thisRead more

…a few thoughts on interruptions…

As I walked across the parking lot on Friday, I felt as tired as I’ve felt in a long time.It was a Long week. A very long week. This little period between Halloween and ThanksGiving with full moons and sugar overloads and assessments and staff changes have gotten the best of yours truly. I am dog tired. Teacher tired. A good friend of mine was walking across the other end of the parking lot…and instead of calling out to her,Read more

…a few thoughts on ‘time out’…

Yesterday after school, I met a friend for coffee. Actually, we never did meet up…but I went, and waited………….. And waited some more…………  I watched a group of runners stretching, and couldn’t help but hear some conversations of some young professionals sitting by me. I saw moms with toddlers in tow and heard their cute little voices and watched as they interacted with others. I sipped my latte and enjoyed every sip and soooo enjoyed the stillness and the quiet.Read more

in the quiet

In the quiet morning light Lord I turn to  you In the evening, dark of night Draw me near to you Lifter of my heart, my eyes You are in it all May the moments of my days Seek you in it all See you in it all.  Read more

stretch

“Let us not be surprised when we have to face difficulties. When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger, Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist.” ~ Amy Carmichael  Read more

Silent Sunday

  Silent Sunday   The mom of a sweet friend passed a few weeks ago. After going in and giving her a hug in the receiving line, I came out and was thankful for this view and the light still on the horizon. Kind of gave a little perspective of the ‘beyond’ of what can seem so final. Then another dear friend lost her mom mid week…and am so reminded that we have today…and to be thankful for those inRead more