…beckoning the wind…

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” Corrie ten Boom prayer keeps us grounded…. …and hopeful at the same time. Prayer helps us to be open to  God’s leading and direction when there are lots of ways we could go and paths we could choose… prayer refreshes… and gives a sense of peace Prayer is a discipline…a not always easy choice that grants power and peace all at the sameRead more

Just in time

So, I was recently given an appreciation gift. During the month of May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation. Usually, we get little gifts like sweets and trinkets, and things that last for the day.  But this year, I think a lot of us were excited to receive…tomato plants.  Yep, tomato plants.  They were temporarily placed in plastic cups for us to take home and plant pronto so that they could grow and provide us with fresh tomatoes during the summer months.Read more

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for rain. I’m thankful for rain that fills birdbaths, waters flowers, and greens the grass. I’m thankful for rain that washes the deck, rinses my not-as-white-as-it-should-be-car,  and washes away so much of the dirt that we don’t even realize was there until we see how it looks after the rain. Rain rejuvenates, refreshes, and revives. I’m thankful for the birdbath that, after the rain, reminded me of the some beautiful truths.  When a bird bath sits forRead more

Sunday Stills ~ ‘Cold as Ice’

“Quiet waters?”  Not really. The rushing of the water and the wind through the trees weren’t what I’d call quiet.  But I felt as though the refreshment that came from our time at the stream’s edge in the mountains was right out of the Psalms.  Thankful for time well spent. “He leads me beside quiet waters.  He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:2b https://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-cold-as-ice/Read more

A Flag Unfurled

I sat in the church parking lot waiting for my son to emerge from youth group and stared at the flag.  It hung on the flag post, lifeless, drooping, still. As I looked at it, I realized I felt just like that flag.  I felt like a flag with no wind behind me and nothing to breathe life into my exhausted little self.  I leaned against the car door and tried not to fall asleep. Sometimes circumstances can wear usRead more