Tag Archive: Life


Go Public

Do Not Settle for
Practicing behavior
In public
That you desire to exhibit
At home.

Instead,
Practice in private
Behavior you wish to exhibit
In Public.

I am thankful that God is trustworthy…

That in this messed up world we live in, where we face issues that 100 years ago our Grandparents never saw coming, where economic and political wars rage, not to mention wars for countries, and lives and souls…

I am thankful that we can rely on  one God, one Creator, One Loving Heavenly Father.

I am thankful that when it is uncertain what tomorrow may bring, one thing remains certain,

His Faithfulness.

Whatever trials life may bring, I can always rest my head on the Hands of the Father.

Thankful Thursday

I have long enjoyed reading what others have shared on Thankful Thursday.  Finally, I have found the time and inspiration to share.

I am thankful for the seasons. 

I am reminiscent of the summer, when our pastimes were floating down the river, long walks in the warm evenings, picnics in the park, cold  salads and fresh fruit for dinner.

I am enjoying the fall, cold mornings by the warm fire, afternnoons filled with tea and a good book, The Deer meandering across our property, stopping to pose as if only for us to enjoy them, warm stew and fresh homemade bread for dinner.

I am looking forward to winter, waking each morning anticipating a fresh fallen snow, sledding on the mountain,quilting a new flannel throw, Christmas Cookies, and NFL Playoffs!

I am also thankful for the seasons of life,

The time spent creating an image.  Finding out who I was in Christ, as a wife, and a mother, as a homeschooler, and a friend.

The time spent maintaining that image.  Living out who I thought I could be, sometimes on my own strength, sometimes leaning on His.

The realization that I had to let go of that image.  Forgetting what my own ideals were, relinquishing my plans and desires, however noble they may have seemed.

The prayer, that my image would fade, and His image would be seen in me.

This song by Steven Curtis Chapman, really makes me think about the privelege I have to represent God on earth…

Was God smiling

When He spoke the words

That made the world,

Did He cry about the flood

What does God’s voice sound like,

When He sings

When He’s angry

These are just a few things

That the angels have on me

Well I can’t fly
Atleast not yet
I’ve got no halo on my head
And I can’t even start to picture
Heaven’s beauty
But I’ve been shown the Savior’s love
The grace of God has raised me up
To show me things the angels long to look into
And I know things the angels only wish they knew

I have seen the dark and desperate place

Where sin will take you

I’ve felt lonliness and shame

And I have watched the blinding light of grace

Come breaking through with a sweetness only tasted

By the forgiven and redeemed

And someday I’ll sit down with my angel friends

up in heaven

They’ll tell me about creation and I’ll tell them

A story of Grace…

Hand in Hand

It is so precious to me to see my

Fruit Loops,

Brother and Sister,

Walking along

Hand in Hand.

I Pause to take a lesson,

From our children

How simple it is,

And How profound the impact,

To walk Side by Side,

Hand in Hand,

Brother and Sister in Christ,

Husband and Wife in life.