Remember and Celebrate

Category: Lake Lessons

October 8, 2017

Remember & Celebrate on the Weekend #3 – Noticing

A few thoughts and an image on the weekend – (“Noticing” at Lake Opeka) Jesus, Do you have something here for me today?  As I sit down here beside the lake I realize something. I used to come and simply be quiet for a while when I arrived.  Now I find myself sitting down, picking...

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October 3, 2017

Perspective – Mine, God’s and Emotions

The other day at Lake Opeka, when I asked my 9 year old granddaughter if she understood what the word “perspective” meant, she quickly replied, “It’s how we see things.” I am not sure I even knew the word at her age, much less what it meant. I explained how if we only sit on...

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February 5, 2017

Seeking Beauty . . . When It Seems There Is None to be Found

I go for walk, looking for beauty on a dreary cloudy day in a strange neighborhood while on a girlfriends’ weekend at a hotel. By the time I wind around the hotel, to the back corner of the parking lot, I have all but given up. “Lord,” I say,” there doesn’t seem to be any...

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December 15, 2016

Still He Comes- An Advent Reflection

I didn’t set out to post advent reflections this year. I haven’t been following any Advent guide. I have been listening to the sermons each Sunday and paying attention to what God might have for me during this time time of Advent and the celebration of the coming King. This  view outside my living room...

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November 16, 2016

A Floating Leaf, Being Carried and Rest

It’s the first thing I notice as I walk up to my favorite place at the lake this morning – a brown leaf floating in the water. (The fact I am even out here this morning is a big deal. I’d rather stay up late and sleep in. Yet the rest of my world doesn’t...

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January 27, 2016

Sacred Spaces

I am part of an online group of women who are what I like to call, “of a certain age.” I think it’s women over 50 and on this my 68th birthday, I am reminded I qualify with flying colors. Each week there is a word for us to ponder on or maybe even blog...

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June 2, 2015

Summer Camp, A Tree, A Lake & A Knowing

It seems I have taken an unintended Sabbatical.  (You can read my last post by clicking HERE.)  I am excited to be back here in this writing space.     Recently my counselor suggested I remember a time/place where I felt Jesus present with me and to stay in that place.  I knew right away what...

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October 12, 2014


My friend asked  me to pray for her that she would be a blessing to the people she was going to be with today. Praying for her as I arrived at the lake, this sight greeted me. I snapped a photo and sent it to her with the following message: The “stiller” you are, the...

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July 27, 2014

Goodbye’s, Clover and Presence

Of our three grown children and their families, two of them live within a ½ hour of our home. And one of them has lived all their married life in Philadelphia andnow they are moving to the Portland, Oregon area with their 4 boys. Recently I wrote a prayer to God in my journal. (A...

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July 11, 2014

Red Floaty Things and Grace

From my chair a good 50 yards away I see it – a bright red spot in the middle of the mess of algae along the shore of the lake. They tell me they don’t put chemicals in the lake anymore, so while the fish are coming back and the lake is actually healthier in...

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