The Garden That Was

Last week my husband helped to transplant this clematis before it could succumb to the shovel of the Landscapers tearing out its old home. And so, the clematis has moved again. Yes, this is the same clematis, from  this post.   I had told the story about the unhealthy rose roots that had to be … Continue reading The Garden That Was


 As I continue my study of Bonnie Gray's Book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace, I appreciated this week's chapter and the thought of listening for God in the everyday times of our lives, to hear just one word from Him.Inhale ..."Jesus, Son of David"Exhale ..."Have mercy on me." It's the latest lesson I have been learning in this … Continue reading Mercy

Humiliation vs. Humbleness

I am linking up with Bonnie Gray and her book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace, again. As she explored the thought of Rest as it relates to being alone with Jesus, she re-told the story of the Mount of Transfiguration, and the Disciples seeing the Glory of Jesus shining before them (Can you imagine being witness to … Continue reading Humiliation vs. Humbleness

The Walls of Winter

  "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." --Albert Camus    Standing outside, feeling the sun warm my winter-weary soul today, I almost cried as I tasted the air of spring on my tongue.    What does winter taste like?  I never realized that I would … Continue reading The Walls of Winter

Retreat: Resting with Jesus

. . . I am a rag doll washed up on the shore of a distant island . . .   "Could it be that you have been brought here, to this place, as a kind of retreat?" It's the latest question my Counselor asked of me.   But this retreat has a shameful feeling to me … Continue reading Retreat: Resting with Jesus