Still

“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom   “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46;10Read 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, there’s always a lot to be thankful for…it’s just that some weeks, we might need to look a little harder for those than others. This week felt like a week of breakthroughs.  One of those ‘breakthroughs’ was beautiful. The magnolia tree is bursting with buds and blooms….and the fragrance fills the air around it. It’s sat just green for a good long while, and when it bloomed, it bloomed all over. Love that. Some things are worth  the waitRead more

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

…a few thoughts on fear…

I think I finally understand the meaning of “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”  FDR may have been coming at it from a different set of circumstances and perspective (global perspective vs. just-me, myself, and I perspective)…  But I really get it. And a man in a red coat on a woodsy path, along with a hugely oversized raccoon helped me “get it”, and speak it and do it…”speak softly and carry a big stick”, that is! You see,Read more

…a few thoughts on beads…

Yesterday, I took a little time out to sort beads. I went outside on the deck to be in the sunlight where I could see the difference between navy blue and black, and dark purple and brown. Amazing the difference of sunlight versus inside light on color. True colors show through so much more in the natural light of the sun. And on the deck, I get fresh air, and hear the birds, and, it’s amazing how people from insideRead more