Morning always comes a little too soon yet somehow carries promises of newness, mercies, and hope. I carry with me habitual optimism so the breaking dawn looks to me like joy and vision spanning the gap between darkness and light. I travel inward, deeply, as the colors move and change before me. I ready myself … Continue reading Morning
I haven’t been writing lately. Not because the desire has left me but because I knew what came out would be messy. Quite honestly, lately, life has been messy. All of the broken and jagged pieces I’d thought time had smoothed, surfaced with force, cutting through my clay heart and thin skin. What remained was … Continue reading Messy Me
Blurs are often ended with the bluntness of a break. A single straw that interrupts the momentum long enough for sanity to creep in and remind me that I am more than this. In the quest for perfection, I lost sight of the adventure. In the race towards better, I steadily slipped into worse. … Continue reading Refocusing
It's all been a whirlwind. I'm sure you've been there, when life creeps in and steals...well, the life right out of you. Then suddenly I realize in the midst of the grind, the day to day, the chaos, that I don't have to allow it all to get the best of me. I can choose … Continue reading Missing Myself
Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Words are powerful! They bring sweetness or mayhem, joy or pain. Our words can uplift and encourage or knock down and well, discourage. (Deep huh?) I was thinking about this scripture today. A bee wanders around from flower to … Continue reading Give me some Sweetness!
Hope springs from accepting where I’ve been and deciding to move forward.
True peace is a gift that no one should ever have the right to snatch away.
I wonder what ripples my life will leave after my drop in time has passed. Will they grow to be a wave strong and forceful, or will they fade slowly into the others unnoticed? Such is the nature of life, a drop in the bucket of eternity and it's gone in an instant. You welcome … Continue reading Ripples
I was at a birthday party years ago. I'd joined a group of fellow homeschooling mom's who were discussing daily activities, curriculums and parenting choices. In the midst of the group was "that ONE mom". You know the one I mean. She talked of how organized her life was. She shared how many hours she … Continue reading The Color of my Lawn
There's something about the promise in a morning. A new day peaks over the mountains that stood, ominous, dark, hours before. There's opportunity inherent there. There's hope that maybe today will bring with it all the things we've been searching for. That's why I'm making a diligent choice to sit for a moment, still, with … Continue reading The Map