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

perspective

 “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – ~Elisabeth Elliot   P.S. Photo credit goes to Karen Keyes. We were photographing a wedding together. I thought this was my photo, but just realized it’s hers! Oops! Sorry, Karen 🙂 Gotta give credit where credit is due friend. Beautiful shot.  I have oneRead more

what these eyes see

Do I see the forest Or do I see the trees Let my sights be set on  You for you are all I need Do I see the detail Or does my vision scan it all Let my sights be set on You, You are my all in all. Do I see minutiae Or the Grande Design Let my heart be set on you and vision be aligned With your call to be faithful in the little things, the smallRead more

a good reminder…

 “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” –Francis Chan       “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” Psalm 143:8Read more

Thankful Thursday

The alarm rang early this morning . I think it seemed a lot earlier because even though I was getting up at about the same time I usually do, I HAD to get up. And after being on break since the 21st of December, well, I’ve been spoiled a bit. But as I warmed up the car and warmed up myself with my car’s trusty and oh-so-appreciated seat warmer, and a cup of strong coffee, I was feeling more readyRead more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for …Reunions. Reunions of siblings who happen to be my children. Surprises of seeing a son who has been in California for 8 months who, with the help of his sister, surprised us with a sweet, sweet visit. (Heard banging at 6 something in the morning and came down to see them both in the kitchen waiting 🙂  Hope had gone to the airport at 4 to get Aus…  Sooo good to have him home for a time…Thankful thatRead more