Remember and Celebrate

Category: Lake Lessons

April 13, 2014


It’s been a hard week with my dad. Dementia is a wicked thing. The grace in the day was spending time in at my quiet lake, meditating on Psalm 27:4-6- seeking his face, gazing on his beauty, finding myself safe in his shelter and the ability to sing and make music to the Lord. because if...

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March 23, 2014

where the wind blows

Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.   Yesterday the gentle breeze blew the ripples on top of the water to the northeast. Today the wind blows them to the southeast. Lord, let my life...

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February 16, 2014

waiting on God and unanswered questions

“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question.”  Elizabeth Elliot These words introduced our “Silence” last Sunday morning, and I thought of this post from a couple years ago.  I update it here with this quote and share it again. There is as much uncertainty/as many unanswered questions...

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January 30, 2014

Close to the Source – summer at the Lake

Today  (3/18/2014) as I read Reclaiming A Redeemed Life Blog by Holly Barrett,, I was reminded of my own journey in “darkness” this past year.  I am linking one of my recent posts with Holly’s  post  on the times when things seem so dark and God seems far away.  Click HERE  to read her post...

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August 7, 2013

Trust: Peace when I cannot see.

  LORD: On this misty, rainy morning I sit here at the lake under the pavilion, pondering what it means to really trust You. It's been on my mind a lot lately. . So many changes Things happening I never expected, Things I couldn't control. Life feeling like it's upside down. Such a mystery -...

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December 7, 2012

Thoughts on a Warm Post-Thanksgiving Evening

Nov. 29, 2012 Another day to breathe in Your beauty As I walk by the lake, I am calmed Sensing I no need to learn or process something Tonight I will simply be and say “Thank You.”

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October 13, 2012

Seasons change & Geese still fly south in the fall

Last week we were in PA for my Mother-in-law’s memorial service. My aunt (my mother’s 90 year old sister) who came to the memorial service of her long time friend, stepped out of the car, lost her balance, fell backwards and died 7 hours later.  The day after we got home, I went over to...

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August 12, 2012

Where the wind blows

        Yesterday the gentle breeze blew the ripples  to the northeast. Today the wind blows the waves  to the southeast. Lord, let my life to be like the waves responsive to the wind of your Holy Spirit “blowing” in the direction you have for me. For  “You know my path.” Psalm 143:2

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July 28, 2012

Thirsty Lakes, Thirsty Souls & Springs of Living Water

The Lake is thirsty. It has been thirsty for days. Dry, brown, lifeless grass lines it banks.   Spring-fed and depending on rainfall the water is so low the trash which usually blows over to the other side becomes mired in the mud  over here on the park side.     Signs of life are slowly...

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May 13, 2012

18 wheelers, VW’s & Burdens

A large 18 wheeler with a yellow cab catches my eye . . . part of the busy traffic this morning across the lake. and I think. . . . what if it was a VW pulling the load… Lord, I don’t want to be a VW trying to pull a load you did not intend...

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