The Gardener Plants

    Sitting around the table with a few of my loved ones, the conversation had shifted to the gardens around our homes. As my friend's suffering eyes transformed with a glow when she described her home, I heard myself speaking an answer,   "You've planted your soul in the ground of that place."   … Continue reading The Gardener Plants

God-Sight

Have you ever felt hidden and unseen?     Over these many months, now years,  of medication failures I have felt the pain of being minimized and unseen. And yet, God has placed such comfort for me in surprising places. When we walked into the office of my small-town General Physician last week, the nurse … Continue reading God-Sight

Delighting in Weaknesses

Not long ago a friend and I were pondering the mystery of how Christ opens our hearts to His strength in our weaknesses, how He transforms us in the deepest of places. From that pondering came a story, an allegory from my own past. May Jesus bless you as you read the story of my … Continue reading Delighting in Weaknesses

The Bowed Down Ones

    Her pain weighed her down Unable to stand She yet pressed in, At the Temple She bowed low.   “Daughter,” He cried, “Arise, be made whole!” Out of the crowd gathered There at the courts He called her forth.   Jesus saw her shame As the Pharisees Condemned Sited the rules To quench … Continue reading The Bowed Down Ones

The Miracle of Mystery

The miracles rise Ever slowly to our eyes Hidden comes alive     Resurrection Morn Sunrise filters glowingly Life has burst its chains --bg       You may remember my post from last month, where I wondered about a mystery Amaryllis, given to me many years ago, and how it had never bloomed, despite … Continue reading The Miracle of Mystery

Stay with Me

He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and … Continue reading Stay with Me

Treasures from the Sands

When the season of Lent coincides with my own season of pain, there can seem to be nothing left that I might offer to the ONE who bore so much for me. The questions came at me one morning this week as I felt the weight of my weaknesses bearing down once more. The answer … Continue reading Treasures from the Sands

Simple Woman’s Daybook March 2019

  For Today, March 11, 2019 I am joining in with Peggy Hostetler of The Simple Woman's Daybook,  who has provided the template for this glimpse into our days. Her link is live throughout the month for anyone who wants to participate. Come along with me as I journey through my moments, looking for traces of … Continue reading Simple Woman’s Daybook March 2019

From the Corner

This past week God brought another old song to my memory, and had me revisit an old post from August of 2016. You can read it by clicking here   In that post, I talked about being a corner-sitter. How I've always been a corner-sitter, "I’ve a confession to make. I am a corner-sitter. Have … Continue reading From the Corner