A Season of Perseverance

Have you explored Biblical Lament?  I must admit, when I first read this phrase recently, I thought it sounded just a bit antiquated, for another era or time.  However, I've been part of an amazing book launch,  Discovering Hope, by Cindee Snider Re ,  (more will be coming on this next week,) and I have … Continue reading A Season of Perseverance

The Sundial

"Let others tell of storms and showers,I’ll only mark your sunny hours."       I have always loved sundials.  Maybe it's because my Grandma loved that particular sundial quote, and spoke of it in her writings. I have a treasured collection of her stories that she wrote in the quiet evenings after her long days of farming. So … Continue reading The Sundial

Go Out With Joy

Isaiah 55:1212 years . . . That's how long we've lived in Wisconsin.First-time home-owners.My husband joined in with the scores of suburban commuters, on that long-ago day in August, 2004. You see, for the other 26 years of our marriage, we often lived on the edge.  College gave way to Children's Pastoring which gave way to … Continue reading Go Out With Joy

Gratitude

 (In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising," I was given this book to offer an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.)   Today is the release date for a great book that I've been reading as part of its Launch … Continue reading Gratitude

Morning Glory

Morning Glory -- Glory of the MorningMy prayer this morning, from Suzie Eller's book, "Come With Me" "Jesus, thank you that I am your beloved disciple. As I sit at your feet, teach me. Let your words spring to life inside of me and take root. May I live what I believe in greater measure as I … Continue reading Morning Glory

I Hear the Prairies Calling

  Compass Plant (silphium laciniatum)     So what do you do when your prayers are not answered in the way you hoped for?  What happens when the healing doesn't come? When the bills continue to pile up?  Or when the heartbreak feels like it will never end? I have been walking this path of … Continue reading I Hear the Prairies Calling

Grace upon Grace

"Trials must and will befall,But with humble faith to seeLOVE inscribed upon them all,This is Happiness to me."--W. CowperI think I may have started too many books this summer.  But yet, is that even possible?  In this RA/fibro-fog life, my mind seems to crave more words than normal.  As if filling up the foggy areas … Continue reading Grace upon Grace