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
Today was my second day to turn off my podcast and invite Jesus to join me on my morning walk. My eyes once again filled with tears as I envisioned his presence walking quietly next to me. I wonder why I get emotional, but I hope this never fades. Perhaps my emotions stem from the… Continue reading (Week 2) Am I Walking Too Fast?
(I am posting late- had a busy weekend- but this is from Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday prompt. The link is under her prompt photo. Thank you, Kate and fellow writers!) The People of Thursday, July 2… Jim and I leave home early to drive 5 hours north. We don our masks for the rest… Continue reading Five Minute Friday (But Posted Sunday): People
(One day each week as I take my morning walk, I am inviting Jesus to walk along with me, then asking him a question that comes to mind. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to take a few moments to read yesterday’s post, Can I Ask You Something, Jesus? (Introduction), for a more… Continue reading (Week 1) What am I missing?
“Are you ready? May God come alongside you in the silence, weighty and strong, head bowed next to you with respect, ready to sit for a moment. May you not demand an answer but be content with his presence, listening to his heart of love.”1 I was on my morning walk when Emily Freeman extended… Continue reading Can I Ask You Something, Jesus? (Introduction)