Backward and Upside Down Beauty

Did you know a drop of water reflects and turns an image upside down and backward. It changes the perspective of the light, the image, and the color. So does this clear glass ball which is a part of the lobby window treatment at our favorite Chicago hotel where we were celebrating our 46th anniversary….

Family Matters (“Matters” is a verb.”) Part 1

This week I am doing something a bit different here on the blog – the first of a three-part series of what I shared with my grown sons and their families about how I was re-reminded a few years ago that Family Matters. I am grateful for my sons and their families who love each other…

Joy and Sadness – “Inside Out” Movie Got Right

It’s sunset time here at the Lake. Your Creation, Lord, does its work. (I talked about that HERE last weekend.) The chatter in my head fades away. And in the silence, my friend, Sadness, cautiously peeks out to see if it’s safe. I’ve been ignoring her – much of today spent in what I now…

Emotions – You Can trust them – A Book Review/Recommendation

Emotions – Can you trust them?  “Yes,” says Marc Alan Schelske in his newly released book, The Wisdom of Your Heart – Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions. Emotions he says, are given to us by the God who, himself, loves and has emotions. “They (emotions) are almost always telling us something true…

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…

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…

Remembering and Celebrating on the Weekend #1 – Simply Noticing

Remember – to call to mind again.Creating a visual helps me do this. Celebrate – has to do with rejoicing/praising/ marking an occasion with others. Today, on Sunday, I Remember and Celebrate with you, my readers. ************************************************* You can read about Remember and Celebrate by clicking HERE  if you are new to the blog.