Tag Archives: gifts

Grace Given in a Simple Hello

I rarely share what I write in my handwritten journal. From time to time I may share bits, but never an entire entry. Not because they are full of deep personal thoughts, but mainly because the entries are usually very boring. What we did the day before or what all I need to remind myself...

Snipets and Grace

Hummingbirds flit around the feeders. Chasing one another, especially the red chested one (the male perhaps), away from the sweet nectar. Swooping so close at times I wonder if they will fly right into my head. My daddy will refill the feeders for a third time later that afternoon. He sits watching them. Never tiring...

A Sabbath of Remembrance

The moon casts shadows across my yard. A planet hangs brightly in the eastern sky. I forget which one. Settled into my favorite rocking chair I listen to the night songs. A star here and there straining to shine against the light of full moon. Autumn night meriting a blanket to keep warm.Ending a day of...

My Hallel

Morning routines are finished. As my boys leave for school and work the quiet returns if my plans allow. Calm moments of devotion and journaling then begins the day. I find the playlist I go to most often to give soundtrack to my day. I sing along catching myself stopping to offer my worship. The...

Shadows & Sunrises

Photo: Sunrise progression, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Full moon splays shadows across the yard. I listen to the night sounds as I search for stars remaining almost unseen as the moon reflects its light. Some see shadows as disturbing, haunting. I once did. Pasts ever present, casting shadows as we try to overcome what was....