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Sunset in Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Wordless Wednesday

DSCN2410Day is done. Love the calm that watching the sun go down brings…almost like there’s permission to stop, slow down, and rest. On a Friday night between the busy-ness of the past week, and the goings of of the weekend ahead, so thankful for the little bit of time right now to just be still. And I love that the verse that says “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), well, it tells us to ‘be still’ before it tells us to ‘know’. Sometimes the ‘knowing’ comes when we stop ‘going’. And somehow, looking at that sun going down gives me a little time and permission to do just that.



“Be still and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10


DSCN2456My view of his view.  Again. Love seeing things through other people’s eyes.  And love seeing people do their thing. Especially when the eyes I’m seeing through happen to be my child’s.  No matter how old they are (or I am…), so cool to see the world through their eyes.


Wordless Wednesday



Silent Sunday

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

 The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121


Lazy golden sun

in a periwinkle sky

Silhouette of trees

On a gentle road that winds

Breathing in the sights

Breathing once again

Thankful for the sights

On this day’s end

Never ceases to amaze me

the wonder of it all

The Creator of the sky

Is the Creator of the small

He Beckons with the sights

He Beckons with the sounds

Yes, creation speaks

And His glory resounds

Creation breathes

and this thankful heart just pounds

with praise

for the beauty

He has made.



silent sunday 9-20


Silent Sunday

Mountain View, North Carolina


Broad River Sunset

August 1, 2015


Today, I’m thankful for my Tan-man who just got his driver’s permit.


We went for a long drive and here are some of the things I’m thankful for.


I’m thankful for fact that he stayed in his lane most of the time and that when he did accidentally change lanes too quickly, the other driver had good reflexes.Seriously thankful for that! I’m thankful for the ways that God protects us in big and little ways.  We never know what we’re protected from.  I’m aware of that for sure.


I’m thankful that I could look out the window and actually enjoy the ride and see the beautiful views amidst the jitters of allowing him to drive on the interstate for the first time.  I do think however, that I need to invest in a little magnet sign for the back of the car that says “STUDENT DRIVER and mother in car”.


I’m thankful that Tan-man continued on past a lot of exits after asking, “Should we take this one?” I’d say “No, let’s wait for one that’s less busy (meaning NO cars around).  We found one on down the road with no cars and an easy turn around and Tan-man did just fine.


I’m thankful for the communication that we had along the way and for the many, many hours that I still have left to sit in the passenger seat with my son learning to drive.  I’m thankful to spend time listening to my teenage boy talk and laugh and ask questions and that for one more year, I still have him captive (or he has me captive!) in the car.  Spending time with my kids is a precious, precious gift and I’m so aware of how fast the time goes. Yes, I’m thankful for the time well spent with Tan.


I’m thankful that as the sun went down, we had only had one near miss and we had only one angry driver beep their little horn at us. I’m thankful it was a small car horn and not a big scary intimidating horn that would’ve made us jump and given him the jitters.


I’m thankful that after teaching 5 of my children to drive I only have one more. And yes, I’m so thankful I still have one more, for just like the sun setting on a day, I’m so aware that this season ends all too soon.


I was also very thankful when it was close to 9:00 and he wasn’t allowed to drive and it was once again MY turn to drive. Honestly I was a bit relieved to get behind the wheel and have him in the passenger seat once again!

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