Standing Still

I can hear it before I see it.  Some days it’s louder and faster and more powerful. Other days it’s slower and  more quiet and peaceful. But I can always hear it before I see it.  I know plants can’t hear. But I’m sure there’s some sense of the water raging by. And spiders hanging by threads inches from the waters edge….I’m sure that they are aware of the powerful force of the waves beneath them. And rocks,…more like boulders,Read more

A Slow Unfolding

If a sunflower could wink, I think this is what it would look like. It’s slowly unfolding its petals and unveiling what’s beneath a little bit at a time. Kind of feel like life is like that sometimes. Sometimes it takes a good good long while to see the bud turn to a bloom, and then the bloom to surrender all the petals to reveal what’s beneath. Sometimes it takes awhile to see hard work pay off, lessons be learned,Read more

Grains of Sand

Heavy heart, steady now Watch and pray a little longer Heavy heart Ready now When  you’re weak, He is stronger He’s Stronger than the greatest chain When all else fail, He remains He’s greater than the deepest need Bondage breaks when  Jesus frees Steady heart Study truth Breathe the Words that you’ve been given Ready heart Stand renewed Live the Life that He has given Linger in the Word awhile Stand renewed, breathe in and smile Steadfast stand on whatRead more

“All for Nought” … NOT!

Well, I found myself thinking something today. I was thinking that I didn’t want a lot of effort in certain areas to be “All for nought”.  I didn’t want years of effort and prayer and work to be futile, meaningless, and void of any good benefits.  Like so often happens, what we think tends to come out in our words in a matter of time. For me, it was only a matter of minutes before what popped into my brainRead more

Mono chromatic Pebbles Weekly Photo Challenge

Pebbles.  A millions little pieces that can become the ground we walk on.  As a child, I knew the feeling of walking barefoot on little pebbles, for we had pebbles that filled the spaces around the back of our home.  We played in pebbles by making mounds, we smoothed the pebbles with rakes, we threw and scattered the pebbles with buckets and dump trucks and were strongly reminded to make sure the pebbles get back to the area within theRead more

…a few thoughts on mountains and molehills…

“Pray with your eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” ~Oswald Chambers Yep.  This is a reminder to myself. I hate to be a broken record, but here goes… we have lots of transitions going on in our home with one son going to college on the coast, one daughter moving to the mountains, and one son moving to Sweden…all within a 2 week window (which occurs simultaneously with me going back to teaching after a nice long summer.  InRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Close up

Well, I know that this probably wasn’t what was intended for this photo challenge.  I realize that most of the photos will be small images enlarged to see every little detail.  But I had come across this photo last week and just love it and think that it fits in the “close up” category as well!  You see, these little guys are on their first family (with just mom and dad and siblings) vacation to  the beach.  All that day,Read more

…sometimes it’s just a lose-lose situation…

Life is full.  There are great and amazing moments. . There are moments that will tear your heart out.  There is a lot of the in-between.  There are times when the way is certain and there are no gray areas in terms of which way to choose.  There are times when the way is clear and the choices and consequences are clearly laid out before us. There are times when the way ahead feels like it is clouded with fogRead more