Sowing Seeds: A Word for the Forgetful

(This post is for a friend. What you do, matters.) All I was doing was the laundry. It was a normal day. Got up. Made bed. Popped in a load. But, on this normal morning, I glanced over my left shoulder and I saw the most beautiful, most hopeful thing that I had in a while. . . […]

All Things To The Glory

“Do all things to the glory of God” The big, the ordinary, the tall and the small, the beautiful, the mundane; do it all to the glory of God. Like a tune that’s playing in the background, dance to it, act on it, sing with it, work in it. Do all things to the glory […]

Coming Home

Last night, I made bread from scratch. This simple act enthralls me. Kneading the dough has such a blessed rhythm – Push, press, turn. . . push, press, turn. . . push, press, turn. The motion is relaxing and my heart settles deep as the dough take shape and strength.     Making bread brings me […]

. . . Slow to Speak

It’s raining, today. I watch the drops trickle down from leaf to leaf; a sweet little slide for the nourishment that my plants so desperately need. Outside my window, the gangly tree that we transplanted is soaking it in. The buds catch my eye. There are only a few, a silent small effort in the proclamation […]

A New Theme

Aren’t they sweet? Can you stand it? I am loving the new theme that WordPress has come out with. The balloons shot through my heart, infusing it with joy. This is a surprise to me, since after throwing all the children their birthday’s, I’ve been sick of balloons. But, I didn’t expect this. It stole […]

A Bigger Story

“. . . it did hit me that as much as I want my prayers answered, I want to be the answer to someone else’s prayers.”  – Journal Entry 7-1-12 Working as a part-time server has its advantages: I get to leave the house – no laundry, potty runs, or fights to break up. It’s […]

Saying Thank You

I’m laying out on the deck behind my house, wrapped up in a blanket to keep warm from the cold night. The stars are out. Shining. Beautiful, in spite of the light pollution from the city. I keep trying to find Orion, but can’t. The big dipper is still visible. My mind wonders what kind […]