Great and Good

“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer      We are “His and held…”  Love that. He is  “Sovereign Still”. And good. He is Good.  Love that too. “Live to bring Him praise.” Aspiring to that. A few early morning thoughts in the quiet with a thankful heart. So many needs everywhere…out “there” in the world, in my community, at work,Read more

Staying Close

So on this “Thankful Thursday” am thankful for a little ‘profile in courage’ of our own. This is Tala.  She does not like bridges.  Especially long bridges.  Even more so, very long swinging bridges where you can look under your four legs and see a stream flowing way down below. Nope, she doesn’t like bridges at all. She made that clear in strong protest. I didn’t blame her. And once she belly-crawled to the steps, she did this again:  Read more

The Road Less Traveled ~ Against All Odds

Daily Prompt: The Road Less Traveled Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded. The Road Less Traveled By for me, was a decision to stay in my marriage. Against all odds, against all well-meaning friends’ advice, against rationale and reason, I stayed. I knew that I was the one who would have to live with my decision. The intense part of the struggleRead more