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

So, it looks like Winter. It feels like Winter. It actually IS Winter. But…there are some very cool signs that say that it won’t always be Winter. Love that. Potential for growth is all around, but sometimes disguised as …Winters. But if you look really close, you might see some teeny tiny buds reminding you that Spring is just around the corner. It might take some searching, and a really good zoom lens, but oftentimes when we look for signsRead 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

Standing Still

I can hear it before I see it.  Some days it’s louder and faster and more powerful. Other days it’s slower and  more quiet and peaceful. But I can always hear it before I see it.  I know plants can’t hear. But I’m sure there’s some sense of the water raging by. And spiders hanging by threads inches from the waters edge….I’m sure that they are aware of the powerful force of the waves beneath them. And rocks,…more like boulders,Read more

A Slow Unfolding

If a sunflower could wink, I think this is what it would look like. It’s slowly unfolding its petals and unveiling what’s beneath a little bit at a time. Kind of feel like life is like that sometimes. Sometimes it takes a good good long while to see the bud turn to a bloom, and then the bloom to surrender all the petals to reveal what’s beneath. Sometimes it takes awhile to see hard work pay off, lessons be learned,Read more

… a few thoughts on clinging…

In the Spring, my mother-in-law gave me a beautiful mandevilla plant. It’s been growing beautifully and is filling up the trellis behind it. But one day, I noticed that a vine had reached the top of the trellis. And there was nothing close for it to cling to. Day after day, it grew in the same direction…seemingly reaching for something to cling to. It grew and grew and was just floating in the air, apparently searching for a landing spot.Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Seasons

Sometimes there are seasons of waiting.  Waiting when you see no signs of what you’re waiting for, but choosing to hope that it’s coming and that things are going on below the surface. Here’s a visual for ya–This bench won’t be empty for long…and the field will be full of cleat-clad baseball players giving it all they’ve got.  But it’s still now.  Quiet. But the players are all out there…somewhere, and when the time is right, they’ll convene and practiceRead more