But…what’s the Motive?

Click, click, click, click, I can hear keyboard clicking in the background, then, "Can I borrow your fly swatter?" "Sure, but it has wasp guts on it." "Ok, I won't lick it then." "Well, unless you chocolate cover it first..." This is me on lunch break at work, finishing up my thought process from hanging with Dad this morning. It was a good talk with tears, laughter, memories, reflections and...

Be Still aka…Be Still?

 Psalm 46:10a, “Be still, and know that I am God." “You see my past and you don’t look away...what kind of love is this? Your arms open wide and you welcome me in. Mercy forgives what I cannot erase...what kind of love is this? You see something inside of me You...call...beautiful...” This is the melody that is emanating from my phone as I focus on preparing my heart to spend time...

Aaaaand Lift!

Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” This verse came up in my “Wisdom Hunters” daily devotional and it was right on the money. Yesterday Eric’s grandma passed away and we had a discussion about that very topic. After the phone call from his mom, Eric’s respond was, ”What can I do?” This was a wonderful question. In the past...

Two Years…and we begin.

Psalms 38:9 “O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.” Hummmmm, shhhhhhhhh, chirp-chirp, hummmmm—the sounds of “silence” becomes loud as I step on the booster step and slide into my pile of pillows to spend time with Heavenly Dad. I play worship music and read from His guidebook as I sip my coffee. “What do you want to teach me today, Father?” as I...

Eye See You

The whirl of the fan hums from the next room. The shadow from the mirrored lamp with cream rose shade, crawls up the wall. It paints a soft soothing geometric pattern that is easy on the eyes and calming to the mind. I made it. I have been running in circles for over a month. My morning dates with Heavenly Dad have turned into more of a “check in” for some quick advice and a few ”Thank...

“NO!” Verses “Grow“

“You are the light of the world.A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.“ (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV) I...

Stumbling on writings from long ago…

Wow, what a beautiful day. This is the first Saturday I've had off in five weeks so there was no rush to go anywhere or do anything. I awoke to a mini blizzard (that unfortunately Archie had to drive in, as he had to work :( ) that evolved into a snow-globe-esc gentle falling of white winter adornment. Lovely. We did need to run out and about, but took our time, never hurried. We actually met up...

Why Doesn’t God Just….?

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). This verse had me step back and look at where and who I came from. All the crap from the past started eeking in until I got “the nudge.” God is seriously confronting me about my justification of negative feelings based on...

Elusive Yesterday’s

2 Corinthians 4:10 "We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." I am learning yesterdays can be filled with woulda, shoulda, or, coulda’s, aka self-condemnation or regrets. I thought I would share what I have learned thus far on this journey: 5 years after my life fell apart in a mere 11 minutes. The people that...

I’m “A People!”

Romans 10:12 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” “Love one another,” is so easy to say, but sometimes so hard to do. Last week was an eventful week. Not only did Eric reach his 90 days at Miller Brothers but yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Eric was sharing with me that when he first started his job and was getting used to where everything...