Your Light into My Dark

October 27, 2011 LORD: Sometimes your beauty overwhelms my senses.. Like this evening . . . . What is it that captures my attention . . . makes me run back to the car for my camera? I need to stop and pay attention. It’s the sun that creates the unusual beauty this evening Without…

Coffee, A Worship Song and Being

written August 4, 2011 I think I write about silence and solitude so much, not because I am “good” at it, but because it does not come easily to me.  My random mind has trouble settling down.   I am learning more and more why it’s called a discipline! Dear God, Settling into my old purple…

Trust and the ROCK

Linking with Diedra Riggs and The Sunday Community Psalm 18:2  You , oh Lord are my rock. my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my strength in whom I will trust. The ground surrounding the rock changes . . . muddy, soft in rain . . . firm in sunshine . . . gives away in…

Radio Controlled Model Planes, My Life and God

The model airplanes are flying again,           diving low, at times skimming the lake           and rising again,           flipping, rolling,           banking to the left and then to the right,           at times simply flying through the air. I think of how the safety of the plane depends on           the skill of…

Baby Ducks and God’s Faithfulness

  ( I wrote this last summer, June, 24, 2010) Today I see them . . .      the baby ducks. I look for them every year, It’s already June And I have been wondering where they are. Maybe it’s been too cold – Too. . . . . something? And I am surprised by how …

White Clover, Gods Creativity and Sharing Life With Grandchildren!

  I created this card to send to my Grandchildren.  If they lived next door like in the olden days when family’s grew up together,  I’d take them for walks and we’d look at God’s big creative world together, but since we don’t, …….. Created for my Grandchildren on May 11, 2010 I have a friend who…

When It Feels Like Winter, even if it’s not

“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question.” Elizabeth Elliot This is a post from two years ago, but it certainly fits into the theme of the Eternal Winter More than that, it fits this time of my life where there is much uncertainty/unanswered questions I gaze…

Solitude, Disciplines and Airplanes

  “A spiritual discipline is necessary in order to move slowly from an absurd (Latin word for ‘deaf’) to an obedient (‘listening’) life . . . from a life filled with noisy worries to a life in which there is some inner space where we can listen to our God and follow His guidance.” As…

The Dance

written July 2008, 2 years ago: God, there is so much change and growth going on in my life. You are helping me understand myself better. Sometimes I get tired of the energy it takes to continue growing. And that is where I was yesterday as I sat by the Lake: Yesterday the grasses danced…

Ice Cream Trucks, Solitude and Being

Lord, I’ve been sitting here at the lake. The assignment from my class is to      “practice solitude” . . .       to be quiet      in Your presence. I should just be honest and say I know I should do this assignment. But I’d really like to get going. I have a lot to…