perspective

 “If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look ‘little’ or ‘big’.” – ~Elisabeth Elliot   P.S. Photo credit goes to Karen Keyes. We were photographing a wedding together. I thought this was my photo, but just realized it’s hers! Oops! Sorry, Karen 🙂 Gotta give credit where credit is due friend. Beautiful shot.  I have oneRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today, am thankful for sunrises that look like sherbet, and for eyes to see them. …for…Paths to take and the feet to take them. …for…Inspiration given and the heart to receive it. …for Growth seen and the scaffolds to support it. Thankful for laughter this week amidst lots of tears. (Some weeks are just like that…) Thankful for sneezes, and Chlortabs that slow them down, and good food. For weather getting cold and the first pot of chili of theRead more

Thankful Thursday

  Thankful Thursday thoughts?  Am thankful for reminders to breathe that come in the form of beautiful clouds and fresh winds and sunsets in a vineyard. Am thankful for walks and talks with my kids coming and going and purpose (which often looks and feels a whole lot like work. ) Thankful for the sweet rest that comes after hard work…and the hard work that comes after sweet rest. It’s good to feel needed, but also to be reminded thatRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, this  week, I’m thankful for….dirt. Dirt? Yep. Dirt. Good things grow in…dirt. Little things… Big things… and things that aren’t things … …like kids. Am thinking kids grow in dirt. and sometimes the more vested they are, the more dirt they get to wear. You’ve gotta get off the sidelines to get dirty.   And why am I thinking of dirt this week? Well, because it made more than one mom cry last Thursday night. Last Thursday night wasRead more

one in every crowd

They say, “There’s one in every crowd.” I say, thank goodness for that! Am thinking….If you’re lucky, there’s more than one 🙂 Thankful (most times!) for my ones in the crowd who keep things fun and fresh and unpredictable, I’m thankful for the way they help this (somewhat) predictable, (kind of) nerdy, (mostly) steady bird laugh and experience so much more.  Was not easy as a young mom when I was trying to keep my ‘ducks in a row’, butRead more

Thankful Thursday

So, it’s been a sweet week. Last Friday morning started with dropping Tanner and his friend off at his ‘Young Life’ ‘Brojangles’ breakfast at 7 a.m.  It’s not always easy rushing out the door that early, but there are definite perks. Like this view… At school, for our last Friday before the 3 week break (YAHOO!!!), I had coffee and emergency chocolate on hand. It came in handy. Full day. Oh, and Hope must’ve known that it’d be super fullRead more

Thankful Thursday

Ugh. Where to begin. It’s February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. As sweet as yesterday was, today started with how it ended last night…with the news about the 17 lost. School shooting. Ugh.  It began for so many with fears and tears and senseless loss. Tough to be thankful for that. And the Keurig coffee maker is being persnickety. That seemingly small and shallow detail didn’t help with the start of my day either. I went into school andRead more

Sunrise, Sunset

So yesterday began with beautiful sights. It was the whole ‘Super Blue Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse morning. And here’s the “Super Blue Blood Moon” eclipse. Pretty cool sights all before 7:00 this morning. Sunrise On the way to work, I always pass a beautiful spot where the sun is usually just peeking out while I’m passing by.  I beat it by a few minutes today. The day was a good day. It was my first day back after being sickRead more

Thankful Thursday

Thankful for…another snow day….and just another day, actually. Today I’ll just let the photos do the talking <3.       “Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him.” – T.D. Jakes Blessings ~ H   Thankful ThursdayRead more

a few thoughts on girl time…

Here’s a snapshot of a little “Girl time” for two of my “girls”…my mom and my daughter. Thankful that they appreciate the girl time and all that means that’s different from guy time and brother time and boyfriend or husband time.  Yep, “girl time” is connection and conversations, agreements and different perspectives mixed with opinions and advice and “have you tried this?”s and sweet, sweet wisdom. It’s intuitive sharing and laughter and tears and encouragement and inspiration sometimes that allRead more