My Father’s World

It has been a while since my fingers touched my keyboard, but today there is too much beauty surrounding me to do anything else. My heart is overflowing! A very real and sweet presence has settled here in this place; here in “My Father’s World.” Right now, in the midst of this little flower garden,…

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His Eyes are Upon Us All!

It’s the first week of March and already the birds are playing and singing outside on the porch . As I was taking a walk down the street the sound of happy chirps filled the trees around me. It’s amazing how something so simple can become such a treasured reminder that our God is still…

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A Prayer of Surrender

Looking over in the upper right hand corner of my journal I noticed a phrase I had scribbled down a few months ago, “Begin each day with a prayer of surrender.” I first heard these words in a Women’s Bible study and they were so impactful I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget them.…

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Relax and Breathe

Good Morning Ladies:  I hope you are enjoying the little signs of Autumn that are beginning to peek through. While I may not be putting out a full fledge blog, my heart can’t seem to let go. You are continually on my mind and in my prayers. So instead of a blog, I thought why…

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Hello, Dear Friend

From My House to Yours… It sure felt good to get the house cleaning done. Now it was time to celebrate. Don’t you just love that feeling when your house is clean and in order? My celebration consisted of treating myself to a good cup of coffee, with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top, and…

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A Disappointing Sunrise—A Hope Filled Sunset!

Oh no! What was that noise? Without moving, or even peeking out from under the covers, I knew what that noise was: it was rain. My heart sank! Yesterday’s weather forecast sure was wrong. Today was suppose to be sunny and warm, yet the sound of pelting rain immediately contradicted that prediction. My first thought…

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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…

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Opening the Windows

I have to say, I love getting to open my windows for the first time each year. I consider that, more than the date on the calendar, the official arrival of Spring. There is something symbolic about “Opening the Windows” and welcoming in those fresh breezes of the new season. It’s one of those gifts…

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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…

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Once Loved: Forever Faithful

Once upon a time… As soon as you saw those words, did you wonder where this story was going? Most of us do! And it’s probably because those four little words, “Once Upon a Time,” have become a classic storyline opener. The moment we hear them up on the big screen, or see them written…

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