New Word–Old Word

She seemed to be smiling all the time . . .   By the time I knew my Great Grandma Roth, she had lived a lifetime already. I heard all the stories from my Mom: how she felt that she was the Grandma who used to love pretty things, the Grandma who used to play … Continue reading New Word–Old Word

An Invitation for "Whispers of Rest"

In exchange for my review, The Hachette Book Group, publisher, provided this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”Today is the day! I have been awaiting this day for several months now.  Shortly after I entered … Continue reading An Invitation for "Whispers of Rest"

Life Interrupted

THE ARROW AND THE SONG"I shot an arrow into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For, so swiftly it flew, the sightCould not follow it in its flight.I breathed a song into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For who has sight so keen and strong,That it can follow the flight … Continue reading Life Interrupted

Stillness and the Slow Word

Did you write out Goals for yourself at the start of the New Year? Or did you, like many of us who have a hard time looking ahead at a sea of possibilities, choose a #OneWord for your theme this year? How are you doing with the practice of that word?It's hard to imagine, but … Continue reading Stillness and the Slow Word

Preparing for Wonder

                                                                                              Psalm 131:2 This little creaturequivers and groansas she tries to please her people."Place!" is the commandAnd she runs to her spotAll noiseless and still. Oh, but if you only knew! This little Grandpuppy of mine is anything BUT still! She is a force of nature bursting with energy. Chasing her human-boy-sibling, … Continue reading Preparing for Wonder

A Lenten Quieting

Does your heart long for blue skiesandsimplicity?Is there a clutterweighingonyour mind? It seems that everywhere I turn lately, people are lamenting over the stress and disruption ruling our days. If we aren't busy at work, then we are busy at leisure. If we aren't overwhelmed with finances, then we are overwhelmed with business choices. We … Continue reading A Lenten Quieting

Breath of God

My breath is taken away by the beauty of my Lord's earth. The way the sun can swiftly break through on a foggy, gray day. Or the way the ice crackles and shifts after a January thawing. And my heart, that felt so hard only moments ago, is just as swiftly thawed into a tenderness … Continue reading Breath of God

HANDS

There it was again, that old familiar wake-up call: a wave of nausea followed by a jolt of pain and then the rush of anxiety.  This journey through RA/Fibromyalgia has left me well acquainted with the Night Watches of Anxiety.  But this time, a word followed closely on the heels of the normal rush: HANDS, … Continue reading HANDS