(not-so-Silent) Sunday

There’s a cool breeze blowing in western NC this morning. The sun is shining and it’s not yet the predicted 90 degrees–it’s an early morning 75 degrees. Well, I made my coffee and looked out the window and saw this beautiful little white morning glory and it just gave me a glimmer of hope. I’ve had this morning glory plant (as well as some other perennials) in a big pot for years. Usually, it starts blooming in early July. ButRead more

…a few thoughts on noticing…

After leaving my classroom behind for three weeks, I walked in to see that I had neglected a few things. Am thinking my little plant wasn’t feeling so loved at all during my absence. It’s a plant that really doesn’t need much care at all. It’s not one of those persnickety needy plants. It’s not sensitive to light. It  deals with my sporadic watering and can go through long periods of drought. It’s resilient, hardy, and needs so little careRead more

…a few thoughts on resilience…

I saw this little dandelion in the parking lot at school the other day. It was after a long day  that still had lots of places for me to be and things for me to do…and maybe that’s why seeing this dandelion made me smile with gratitude. It made me think about resilience…and how resilience, the ability to bounce back, is a pretty cool thing. Resilience doesn’t develop in the ease of circumstance. It develops in the midst of obstacles.Read more

…not…

I love daisies. They are simple, but beautiful. They grow gracefully and don’t need much care. But this little daisy isn’t quite thriving at the moment.  It’s in a large pot  just off of our front porch and isn’t amidst lots of blooms. In fact, it is the only one blooming. It has lost a petal or two and the green leaves at its base are looking kind of brown.  Poor thing looked like it had been through a prettyRead more

a few thoughts on beauty and resilience…

I got a great gift for Christmas. It was from my husband. And I tried hard not to seek out any hidden messages in the gift and to just be thankful. I guess the message wasn’t too hidden anyway.  Nope, not at all. Here it is 🙂 Yep. So I thanked him graciously (and meant  it. ) And I have used it and love it and am truly thankful for him getting something I probably wouldn’t have gotten myself. ButRead more

Beautiful Resilience

Reaching… Protecting… Blooming… Overflowing… Creeping… Nourishing… Flourishing… Beautiful Resilience….visible reminders of how God’s design is so intricate and strong and beautiful.  Resilience adapts and overcomes and is beautiful for all to see.  Love how God shows us things in nature that are so meant to thrive in ourselves.  As I went through the walk in the woods yesterday my heart was just tired.  But as I looked around and saw the visuals….the tree reaching for the sky, the vine creepingRead more