Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
It has fallen on me and I can't escape it.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
She is my hero.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There is a vast difference between taking rest and being forced to.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Rainy summer days call for cookies in the oven. A home that wafts of chocolate scents and Grandma's kitchen.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Just because times are difficult doesn't mean you lack joy or need to live without it.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Peeled back and exposed. That's me!
There is ALWAYS Grace!
Friday, July 16, 2010
To be caught in His rest. Held with relief and delight.
Finding joy in the present for the future hope of this too being redeemed.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I'm tired and limited, this week. I feel as though I don't have much at all to give. Nothing, really. But I give what I have in hopes of it being enough.
I'm in need of safety. Comfort. Refuge.
turn your ear to me and save me. (Psalm 71:2)
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. (Psalm 61:4)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I wish it to flow. Free.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My friend and I had just finished sipping Chai Latte's over beautiful words.
We just happened to be rolling up to a 4-way when she looked at me and said "I just want God to give me a clear sign". As my foot pressed on the brake, I pointed to the STOP sign cemented in the ground. "There's a sign for ya" I said. Half jokingly. Half serious. Partly for me.
As we journey through the weeks, months and years, we often come to interceding crossroads. Points along the road where junctions, difficult decisions and life-altering changes beckon our attention.
So, as I STOP the pushing or forcing through... I'll simply wait. Wait for the road to clear and the direction to GO forward from here. I'm learning for my hearts healing, I must STOP.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
As you walk forward into these weekend days of magic and recalling, may your hours be filled with joy and your evenings with reflection.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I woke at 12:26am to husband closing opened windows. Sheltering us from the gusty winds howling and the curtains that flapped in the breeze.
Dreams ceased while words began to run wild again. I stared at the ceiling.
The green glow of 1:10am shone on my alarm clock as I heard the call of a frightened girl for her Daddy. In need of comfort on this particular night. Scared of monsters hiding in closets or curled up under loft beds. In need of her Dad to ward off these critters that steal security.
Grace upon grace.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Twice in one week I've been questioned.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever. (Psalm 23)
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
We've been traveling for a couple days and as this weekend comes we are heading down south like the birds in winter.
Traveling down highways of childhood memories we are jammed full of stuffed animals for comfort, the smell of apple juice boxes, fresh cherries from fruit trucks, and tuckered out bodies from days of adventure and unhindered time lines.
These are some of the best days of summer vacation!
I do feel like a kid again.
My suggestion ~ Enjoy travel time! Destinations are the end goal but memories are made in the moments along the journey. Unwrap the gifts of everyday and trust for something remarkable.
Weekend blessings and Much Love!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This land of glorious freedom.