The Progress in the Pauses Do we keep creeping forward with our headlights on lowas the fog closes in all around us~or might this be the moment that God has in mind to awaken, amaze and astound us? Do we forge ahead through stormy winds while striving for goals that we seek,or might this be… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Progress
It was a gloomy, gray morning and my heart was feeling the same. Walking drearily in the sprinkling rain, I asked Jesus, “What did you do when your heart was burdened?” At first I was reminded that Jesus did what all of us do, since he too, was fully human. He cried. He worried. He… Continue reading (Week 6) What Did You Do When You Were Burdened?
My granddaughter has a large word book that includes pictures of everyday items to match each word. There are colorful pages of animals, foods, vehicles, toys, and other categories. In recent weeks, she and I have enjoyed finding the real items to match the words and pictures. Her face lights up with understanding when she… Continue reading Revealing the Real
RESPECTA Juxtaposition God, lead me to live a life worthy of respectwith integrity of purposehonesty of wordskindness of actionspurity of spiritandgenuineness of love but also~ God, lead me to respect those with whom I strugglewith that sameintegrity of purposehonesty of wordskindness of actionspurity of spiritandgenuineness of love (This prompt is from Kate’s Five Minute Friday… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Respect
Jim and I were up extra early this morning, so I had the opportunity to watch the sunrise. I invited Jesus to join me as I hurriedly walked to the open field for the best view. Once there, I stood reverently before the breaking dawn and envisioned him with me, both of us taking in… Continue reading (Week 5) What Is Your Favorite Part of Creation?
YOUNG(For my grandchildren, with love and gratitude.) May we in our maturity keep finding delightin butterflies, birds, and bubbles in flight. May we in our wisdom always leave roomto discover new ways we may learn, grow and bloom. May we with our wounds and scars and tearsremain sensitive, innocent, tender, and dear. May we with… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Young
As I began this week’s walk with Jesus, I couldn’t immediately sense his presence and so- this may have looked strange- I reached out for his hand. The idea of his touch brought back that feeling of deep connection. I was content to simply walk together, both of us enjoying the sunshine and scenery in… Continue reading (Week 4) Do You See the World Differently Than I Do?
When our reasons to smile may seem so few and the rare smiles that come are hidden from view under masks that protect but also deny our emotions we hide behind seeing eyes. May we turn to the One who will always remain to comfort our souls and share in our pain; the One who… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Smile
On this my third week, when I invited Jesus to join me on my walk, my eyes immediately filled with tears again- even more than before. I tried to just quietly remain in his presence, but the obvious question was right there: “Jesus, why do I cry each time I envision you walking with me?”… Continue reading (Week 3) Why Do I Cry…?
In 2015, I learned that I had ovarian cancer after four masses were found in my abdomen. I soon began a nine-week regimen of chemotherapy to shrink the masses before surgery. After surgery, a port was placed on my rib to allow additional treatments of chemotherapy to enter my abdomen directly. During each treatment, I… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Endure