Tag: Blessings

Summer of Cedar

It’s only my personal opinion, but cedar trees are not the most beautiful of trees… My husband-with-a-memory-bank-that-never-runs-out is stashed with all kinds of treasure.  He has been trying to teach me to recognize different types of trees for a long time, but is especially persistent on this adventure to the lake.  It is just beyond…

A Degree in Motherhood

There will be no walking across a stage to receive a diploma. This honorary degree in the field of motherhood was bestowed on me in 1981 (the nine months before my first son was born counts!) and the real lessons began. There was no instruction manual. No class. No teacher. No book that could prepare you for this.…

Calm in the Chaos–“I Shall Not Be Moved!”

Live Simply.  It’s easier said than done, isn’t it?  My heart is willing, but when life just gets a little complicated, it does get harder to keep it all in perspective: Trying to focus on what I need to do today… It’s not always easy to do on those days when you feel like there aren’t…

Scripture Challenge: Isaiah– “Who Prayed for Rain?”

“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…” The storms are here, and if I had a garden (which I don’t have for this and other reasons), it would be flooded.  Washed away. Some days I love a good storm.  I can sleep better when it rains, and other than an occasional loud clap of…

Love and Broken Hearts

Life is precious. Why something so obvious needs to be said is beyond my scope of understanding. But it’s true.  Humanly speaking, we often take life for granted.  We live like today–this moment–is all that matters.  We scurry through the day with our own agenda and hardly give thought to what opportunities we might be…