Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Kitchen

The prompt was asking about a key ingredient, a staple in our kitchens. My first thought was definitely coffee, fully-loaded!  (But that’s not necessarily my family’s staple, it’s for me and my mental health.)  But in terms of family staples in the kitchen, I would have to say that pasta wins.  These jars are always full of some kind of pasta. We have pasta in many forms each week. The variety switches from rotini to penne to tortellini to farfelle, to macaroni,Read more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Dishes Won’t Do Themselves

I so understand the prompt challenge that “dishes don’t do themselves”.  There are a myriad of jobs to do daily that won’t do themselves.  But… as one who has a very persnickety dishwasher, I want to encourage those of you who do have a reliable dishwasher, to be very thankful because, dishes do (pretty much) do themselves!  I have had weeks of having to troubleshoot things with ours and am relieved EVERY time that I open the dishwasher to findRead more


Upward Branches Reaching outward But connected, grounded Seems to me that’s a pretty good way To live, to thrive “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers”. Psalm 1, NIV This post in response to prompt A Week Of…Branches http://apostadayfor2013.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/a-week-of-branches-3/<aRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ “Future”

I believe there is Hope to be found in desperate places I believe there is God who is there when we see no trace of Him I believe there is peace That is truly beyond Comprehension I believe there is God I believe I believe there is Light That can shine in the darkest hour I believe there is grace That has all-transforming Power I believe there is hope That will certainly not disappoint us I believe there is GodRead more

Turn Here…

I love the verse that says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21). Love that the Bible speaks of God as One who leads and speaks. I just need to be sure I’m listening and following. That’s the thing. Wish it were as easy to follow His leading as it is to follow road signs, that’s for sure! ButRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Progress

Yes! Progress! For this photo is not of a student tying his own shoe. It is a student tying anOTHER student’s shoe who needed help and doesn’t yet know how to tie shoes. And trust me, that’s progress, sweet progress. It seems like such a simple thing, but it’s not. We meet for lunch twice a week, these students and I~ three students on the spectrum of autism who struggle with social communication and reciprocity. And “ta-da!”, they are makingRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Transformation

Early Morning Metamorphosis… Take one sleepy and unfocused me, add a cup of coffee or two, a shower, some time in the Word of God, and “voila!” there’s a transformation, a major one! Thankful for that. (So are those around me in the early hours!) Some things just have a way of changing us from the inside out. Not just for the moment. Love that. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed byRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – “Awestruck”

The first grade student comes into my room. “Can you read this to me?” he asks. My heart just melted as I saw this little guy’s attempt to write a book. He looks up at me with these big eyes. Oh boy. It’s not quite decipherable…after all, this boy struggles with reading and here is his attempt to write a book…in cursive. Yikes. I made a big deal of his attempt and took a picture and asked him to shareRead more