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

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

Except Ye Become Like Little Children

She walked in the door and ran over to me, her blond curls dancing along the way.  Before her parents had barely said their "Hello, We made it!" she was on a mission to place an envelope in my hand.  "Grandma, I made this for you! Open it, open it!"  Her younger sister echoed the … Continue reading Except Ye Become Like Little Children

Hind’s Feet on High Places

 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights." --Psalm 18:33I love these rock formations in central Wisconsin.  They seem to rise up out of nowhere, oddly placed amidst the rolling farmland that surrounds the main highway through Wisconsin.  They've become a sort of landmark for me, … Continue reading Hind’s Feet on High Places

The First Post with RA

Getting out of the car for a short walk along the shores of Lake Michigan:  What a Treat!! And something I certainly do not take for granted anymore.  Pain and weakness have prevented me from walking for most of this winter. It's been a little over a year since I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid … Continue reading The First Post with RA