The scariest part of any roller coaster ride is that first long slow crawl to the top. Click, Click, Click. My heart is beating crazily. Click, Click, Click. Now I am at the point where all I see is sky. The tracks are gone! The drop is not yet visible. It is here that I … Continue reading The scary part
An upward climb. Treacherous and steep, these stairs are carved in a mound of stone knows as Mars Hill, situated below the Parthenon in Athens. The stairs are worn and difficult to climb. Reaching the top is hazardous and draining. But I was determined to reach the top. This was a special place. It was … Continue reading An upward climb
Battle Cry! I am sure you think this rather a strange title for this picture. Yet look closer. Can you see them? Two valiant warriors facing an immense enemy as vast as the ocean. Armed only with a small green pail and their indomitable will, they stand firm. Resolute. It's cold. The wind's icy fingers … Continue reading Battle Cry!
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