The Stillness of the first Snow ushers in the Pause, The Pause of Advent, When waiting hovers all around And Mystery calls out to me. And the Ancient Words flutter down through time, words we memorize as children become so familiar that we miss the meaning lose the mystery. And there were shepherds living out … Continue reading New Seasons: “Our Story, Chapter 11”
The pages of my Mother's writings were scattered throughout her room. The task seemed too daunting, struggling with the heavy emotions that choked my throat, as I tried to gather up the fragments of her life. She had gone to Heaven just days before, and I only had days in which to help my family … Continue reading Come, Sing It Again!
September has always been my favorite month. I love the crisp, clear, blue-sky days. My husband and I have our Anniversary at the end of the month. Our daughter's Birthday comes at mid-month. And then just 2 days later, my own Birthday falls. But this year, I have faced this month with a kind of … Continue reading A Grace-Filled Gift
Throughout this spring and summer of pausing and waiting, several books have been such a help to me. I hope to share more about one of those books later this week, as I give a special review post for my friend, Cheryl Smith. But another one of those books was written by a woman who … Continue reading Bearing the Cross
If you follow me on Instagram then you would have seen this great blessing that came to me this week: The Lord overwhelmed me with the gift of a new wheelchair through a dear friend! And then another friend mailed me the beautiful mug that expressed my cup-of-joy heart overflowing with gratitude … Continue reading Compassion Never Failing
The days of waiting continue. The burdens for those I love grow heavier. The withdrawal from the Prednisone grows harder to bear in my body. And the cry for "Mercy, Lord Jesus!" echoes in my heart today with these simple words. Thick rustles cover song almost breathing but tendril was sweet … Continue reading A gift of waiting part 2
"How can I say thanks for the things You have done for me?" So begins the first line in a 1970's classic song by Andrae Crouch. How appropriate that God would bring it to me now, as my husband & I chose it for the recessional march in our wedding, coming on to our 40th … Continue reading He Brought us Through