The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 23

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21We have carried our sins with us for so long. Why would anyone think that we could live any other way? We have grown complacent and numb to the … Continue reading The 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 23

25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news,    who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah,    and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you;    they will be completely destroyed” Nahum 1:15Did you know that God designed times for celebration?   Sometimes we tend to think that people are the ones who dreamed up joy and laughter. We … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas – Day 5

Thanks be to God

Happy Thanksgiving to dear ones near and far!I have so many blessings for which to be THANKFUL,but the greatest of allis that THE GREATEST ONEhas come togive me life.  Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!2 Corinthians 9:15 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and … Continue reading Thanks be to God

A Cry from the Desert

I wasn't expecting to take a Blogging Break.  I thought that a slowed down schedule was sufficient to bring me to a place of being able to hear the words of my Lord. But when He gave me the words for my last post several weeks ago, and told me to "Breathe," I heard Him … Continue reading A Cry from the Desert

The Stillness of Poetry

"Sun of my soul, thou Savior dear,it is not night if thou be near:O may no earth-born cloud ariseto hide thee from thy servant's eyes."--John Keble What is it about poetry that causes my mind to stop its whirling spinning and to hear with my heart? In the same way that music goes to a deeper … Continue reading The Stillness of Poetry

Winter Wheat: Part 2

While I was immersed in last month's #31Days of Listeningwith Chronic Illness,you may remember the two words that my friendshared with me:Winter Wheat,and the post I wrote about it here. There were notes I had taken then,while I researched,that my heart tucked awayto be held in a silent hugbecause they felt too personal. But then that same friend … Continue reading Winter Wheat: Part 2

Day 28: Who is Listening?

"Hello-o-o-o,Is anyone listening to me?Did you hear a word that I said?!"Wow.I think I may have said that a timeor two(or many more)when my children were young.There were days when I felt like I was talking to a wallfor all the good it did me.And then there were the days when little lips repeated whatI knew … Continue reading Day 28: Who is Listening?

Day 25: Listen through the Slow and Cold

I love spring flowers.So, when I had a sudden burst of energy this morning,I used up all my allotment of said energyto plant some spring bulbs. And as I strained and struggled with the task that would have been but a minor choreonly a few years ago,I remembered the words that a good friendhad shared with me … Continue reading Day 25: Listen through the Slow and Cold

Day 18: He confides in us as we Listen

The blankets were warm, and the voices of the nurses chatting in the background were setting me to a place of sleepiness that I had not expected, there in the room of prepping for the biopsy.And then as the Doctor began the procedure, and I felt the needle pricks, my mind was suddenly aware of … Continue reading Day 18: He confides in us as we Listen

Day 11: Listen for Encouragement

When I first began this blog,I wrote from a place of obedience.I knew that God was asking me tobe transparent and write the story of my days. I could not have known how the course of my days would beShifting so soon.The Fibromyalgia diagnosis, less than a month later,was the catalyst that drew outthe sense … Continue reading Day 11: Listen for Encouragement