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.”

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…

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

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…

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…

The ADHD Brain on Solitude

Solitude and Silence is a bit more “front and center” in my thinking these days because I am part of a group doing a book study on Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton. Just “being” with God seems to be a challenge for anyone, but doing it through the grid of Adult…

When I Can’t See…

written Sept. 2008 during a time when I  strugglied with fear.  This post is part of the process of learning to trust again after the loss of my brother and grieving the earlier losses of two siblings as a child.  Even now, 3 years later, I still stuggle at times with fear, but God met me through…

A gift for me on my brother’s birthday

It’s January 6, my brother’s birthday. He would have been 55 years old today.  Of course, I have been thinking about him and being grateful that he was part of my life. I wasn’t planning to go go to the lake this afternoon. I’m just trying to pick up a few things at the store. But…

Clouds and a thin sliver of Pastel Blue Skies

This morning I am struck by the simple beauty of gray clouds and the thin sliver of pastel blue sky lining the horizon across tke lake. What is it that makes me stop and look begin to get a lump in my throat? It’s just a cloudy morning after a snowstorm the day before. And then I…

Thoughts for New Year’s Eve: Emptiness, Control Towers and Peace

LORD, Driving past the Lake today I notice a traffic control tower. I’ve never seen it before, but I see it now because the trees’s are “empty,” stripped of their leaves. Sort of like my life. . . When the “leaves” of my life are stripped away when I am “empty” I see you more…