Here I AM!
Today’s another overcast grey morning. There’s been several of those lately, but today the rain has finally stopped. It has left the ground saturated and solemnly quiet, except for the amplified sounds of the birds chirping outback. What a great backdrop for the Lord to step into the morning and let me know: “Here I…Read More
The Other Side of the Storm
It was just a month ago: I was sitting here browsing through my seed catalogs. One of my greatest joys of early Spring is imagining what to plant and getting my orders together. The birds had arrived, the grass was already turning green. Life was normal. Everyone around me went to work and school in…Read More
Just Say Thank You!
Taking a long deep breath, I realized I had slept the whole night through. Oh thank you Lord! I lay there in the darkness for a few seconds longer, until a few more breaths triggered the realization of a smell that was all too familiar: COFFEE! I really had slept all night long, which meant…Read More
Ordinary to Extraordinary!
For most of us, the thought would never cross our mind, “Today I am going to do something extraordinary.” Instead, we go about our normal routines from the moment we wake up in the morning, with maybe a couple of variations throughout the day. But, for the most part, life remains predictable, or so…Read More
Open Door—Walk by Faith Not by Sight!
I recall being at a Petra concert years ago with our then teenage kids. On that night not a single person stayed in their seats, the music and the message was moving and contagious. It was a simple message, but it was based on truth and it was powerfully presented. Everyone joined in singing, “Walk…Read More
Show Me Your Way!
Today, with the beauty of this changing season on the horizon, I find myself in the midst of a personal change occurring at the same time. Maybe some of you find yourself in the midst of a change yourself. It is as if my heart and soul are in the midst of an adjustment dilemma.…Read More
Grace in Black and White
I love old black and white movies. So when I heard that one of my all time favorites, “Roman Holiday,” celebrated it’s 65th anniversary, I couldn’t help but recall one of the reasons this movie has withstood the test of time: it was Audrey Hepburn. Her wit and charm captured audiences the moment she appeared…Read More
Give Thanks for Everything…OUCH!
Give thanks! Sure I do that! I give thanks all the time! Right before I eat; when I stumble upon a treasure of an old fence as my hubby and I are out for a drive in the country; when my grand babies do something spectacular, which is always; when the bluebirds are playing outside…Read More
Just Breathe! Such a simple phrase, emphasizing the inhaling and exhaling of air. However, are there times, or events in life, that cause even the air that we breathe to become so heavy that it becomes a burden, not a gift? What is it in our individual lives that can make us lose sight of…Read More
Going HOME Celebration!
Yesterday a great man passed away. In all I have read, seen, and heard, from him and his family, he would not call himself a great man, rather he was humble. Yet the reason I would classify Billy Graham as great is because he “finished well.” He crossed the invisible line of this world and…Read More