"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hopes God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." Psalm 42:5 (NIV) About a month ago the weather had gotten nice enough to pull out the hammock and set it up for the season. Of course, I had … Continue reading Beautiful Hope
I'm curious. Do you prefer annuals or perennials for outside flowers? I'm a perennials girl myself although I do like it when Jay plants annuals in our hanging baskets and some pots outside around the house. Whichever you prefer, I'm willing to bet we all like seeing the new buds that are peaking up this … Continue reading Spring Has Come!
When was the last time you used a brand new towel, not just a freshly laundered one but one that has never been used? Jay and I registered for bath linens for our wedding, almost 18 years ago. Last fall I started finding some holes in the washcloths. Upon closer inspection I noticed just how … Continue reading Be Refreshed
Near where I live there is a tree that took the brunt of a storm a few of years ago. A large section of the tree broke off and lays flat on the yard. I would have bet my bottom dollar that there was no way that section of the tree would live. Imagine my … Continue reading Remain and Be Surprised
"The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”" 1 Samuel 16:1 Have you ever mourned, either someone or some experience? I've … Continue reading How Long Will You Mourn?
One of my projects this winter is to purge this one area of our basement. Come on, we all have that space. You know, that space you dump things where you don't know where to put them and just don't want to deal with them yet. Well our so-designated space was pretty filled up. When … Continue reading The Engineer and The Machine
What was lighting your inner fire last year at the beginning of 2020? What were you planning to accomplish over the next year? One of my goals was to "become a writer". I put that in quotes because I don't know if I believe anymore one needs to "become a writer" to BE a writer. … Continue reading Here I Am, 2021
"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors!" Luke 2:14 CSB Are you like me and when you read that verse you hear it as a loud voice and with a feeling that warms you up inside? It is kind of like seeing a picture of Morgan Freeman … Continue reading Using My Voice
Oh man, there was that pain again. My knee was really bothering me as was my SI joint. I'd had reoccurring pain in my knee since my early 30s and in my SI joint since my early 20s. Physical therapy really helped me in both trouble spots, taking away most of the pain. It was … Continue reading What Physical Therapy Taught Me
Enough. When you read that word what comes to mind? “I’ve had enough”, “Enough already”, “I can’t do enough to help”, “There aren’t enough days in the week”, and “I don’t have enough time” are just some things I think of when I read that word. I think about the times I’ve been overwhelmed or I’ve felt I’m … Continue reading Enough