Held. I snapped this picture when I was on a cruise the fall of 2016. To me, the sun looks like it is being held by the clouds. It reminds me that I am held. What a lovely, wonderful, empowering, and joyful thought that I am held. Unlike the sun in this photo, the hands … Continue reading Held
Rise Up or Melt Down. My favorite quote is "Don't sweat the petty stuff, and don't pet the sweaty stuff." Always makes me smile. I have no fancy picture today. Thought about taking a selfie of me pulling out my hair, but that is too hard to do one-handed. 🙂 Besides, that is not the … Continue reading Rise Up or Melt Down
I love presents. I honestly don't know which I prefer more; receiving them or giving them. There is something exciting about presents! The mystery of what is in the very pretty bag or beautifully wrapped box; the look on the face of the person opening the item and discovering what lies inside; the squeals of … Continue reading Every Day Is A Gift
This morning as I spent time alone with my Father, I thought about how His forgiveness is like a warm shower on a cold dark morning. I come to the shower stall, cold, dirty, and exhausted. My muscles tense and aching, I come seeking relief and awakening. So it is when I seek God's forgiveness. … Continue reading Forgiveness
I am grateful that Christ didn't find it too inconvenient to die on the cross for me.
Farewell, Billy Graham. I was saddened to hear of the loss of Billy Graham today. He was an amazing preacher and touched countless lives for Christ - including my own. I had the opportunity to hear him preach in Portland. I was impressed with the simplicity of his message of God's love for all of … Continue reading Farewell, Billy Graham.
Birthday Confessions Happy birthday to me! There, got that out of the way. Today I turn 58. Never imagined that age when I was eight. I thought of eighty or even sixty - but never 58. It is not that big of a deal. I feel the same as I did yesterday or the day before … Continue reading Birthday confession
JOY! Amazing Wonderful Joy! As I sat in the birthing room with my daughter last week, waiting for the birth of my tenth grandchild, I scrolled through the photos on my phone and found this picture. My granddaughter expressing full on, no holds back, joy! Her evident joy not only made me smile; it made … Continue reading Joy – Amazing wonderful Joy!
"Eye has not seen, nor ear has heard, nor have entered the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him." 2 Cor 2:9 What have you prepared for me today, Father? I know I do not need to fear, for you are love; pure perfect wonderful love. I have … Continue reading Eye has not seen…
Words are powerful. It doesn’t matter if they are written, spoken or thought. They have the capacity for great good or great harm. We use them to communicate, influence, inspire, defend, attack, build up and tear down. Words are very powerful and their consequences far-reaching. This causes me to give pause and reflect. How … Continue reading Words – and their power