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
Falling for Autumn. Yes, a play on words, but appropriate. My favorite season has always been, and likely will continue to be, is Spring. I love the sense of life returning as buds sprout on trees, plants burst from the cold dead ground promising flowers and color. I love the warm sun that chases the cold … Continue reading Falling for Autumn
Strange title, I know. But you will hear this phrase often if you work with me or are part of my family. It has become the universal term when you do something incredibly stupid yet extremely funny. Since I am a master at the art of these kind of things, my friends started referring to … Continue reading I did a Debbie today…
Someday my prince will come. Someday? He's here NOW.
Nothing is more fun than to see a one-year old dig into their first piece of birthday cake. Especially when - for the most part - their diet for the first year has been formula, rice cereal and baby food. Oh there is the occasional treat, but to be handed a slice of cake, no … Continue reading Taste and see
Light. Amazing, warm, brilliant light. I love when it filters through dense trees, piercing the darkness, revealing hidden wonders that were once lost in the shadows. I love the feel of it on my face on a lazy summer day; the cheery warmth it offers on a cold winter afternoon. Recently as I watched the … Continue reading Light
Recently I went to my granddaughters' first dance recital. I have been blessed with five beautiful granddaughters, and two of them had the opportunity to explore the world of dance. Of course, I am a proud grandmother and as such, as all grandmothers are, I was suddenly an expert in dance. In my eyes, they … Continue reading Tiny Dancers
Life can be hard...dark...unfriendly. Troubles and trials rush in and overwhelm, like dark clouds of a mighty storm. Pain, suffering, loneliness...all part of that "quiet desperation" that simmers around us. Sometimes the darkness is so black, the pain so intense that it causes us to lose site of the good. And there is good. … Continue reading There is joy!