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…

Missing Baby Jesus

Last year we started the tradition (doing it the second time makes it a tradition, right?) of hiding the Baby Jesus from the nativity sets I have around the house and having the children find them, bringing them back to the Nativity set.  Then the children listen to Grandpa “read” the Luke 2 Christmas story. …

The Gift of Fall in a Season of Loss

“First you pursue us with blood maples and tease with your decadent, hazy light. Then you weave through the woods like the scent of decay that surrounds us with every step. Light bathes from above, so plentiful that not even the blood maples or the honey oaks can soak it all up before it overflows…

The Sun vs. The Fog

May the Light of Your Son pierce through the fog that forms for me and for those I love. ******* Linking this week with Kelli Woodword and Unforced Rhythms Lisha Epperson and Give Me Grace Community

Reflecting…

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…

Through Your Eyes to Mine

You and I were taking our first stroll through Botanic Gardens since my knee replacement surgery and it was like old times! As we always do after we walk out of the visitors center, we swung right to walk down to the water through the Ellipse with it’s brilliantly colored mums contrasting with the boxwood…

Courage and Earthly Things

It’s 19 days “post op” (from Knee Replacement Surgery) and this is the picture and scripture that I kept before me during these days. God does show up in the earthly things. I have learned more about myself and I suspect some of that learning will show up in future posts. God has been with…

Earthly things like surgery and God’s Voice

“There is no time, no place, no event so earthly that God cannot be there, speaking through them. These moments where earth is crammed with heaven. . . will go unnoticed| unless we realize the meek and the unassuming way that| God characteristically comes.” Ken Gire, Windows of the Soul Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, 44)…

Something profound . . .

There is something profound about being the only one left in one’s biological family of origin. Some years I think about it more than others, but this past week I have very aware that nine years ago my brother and I spent our last day together. It was August 5,2005 – two months and 27…