Unwanted

Unwanted

Unwanted.  Set aside.  Abandoned.   Words no one ever wants to hear or experience.  Agonizing.  Painful. Maybe you’ve listened to a friend as she shared these heart-wrenching words about a spouse, “He didn’t want me anymore.”  Maybe you’ve  been a shoulder to cry on as you comforted someone whose long-time friend abandoned the relationship.  Maybe this … Continue reading

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

This is a glimpse into a love story that began before time itself.  A love so deep and so wide that I think it will take the rest of my life to tell it all. Today’s story begins with a dance of love from reflections one morning on Damon Pond in Massachusetts,  August 16, 2017 … Continue reading

On Damon Pond

On Damon Pond

On the dock …by the water …listening to the songs the birds are singing …the wind blowing gently through the trees and across the water. “It’s coming!”  That’s what the wind seems to be saying …coming …anticipation …new mercies. “All is calm.  All is bright.” Sunlight is dancing along the ripples of water created by … Continue reading

Walking with Grit

Walking with Grit

I’m walking a new path this week  while on vacation with our little family in New England…finding my way down a dirt road …the grit of fine gravel kicking up into my shoes with every step. It’s beautiful here.  Quiet.  Peaceful.  Slow-paced and relaxing. Breathing in fresh air. Conversations with those I love. Knowing and … Continue reading

Amending the Soil of My Soul

Amending the Soil of My Soul

I love gardening.  Planting flowers and watching them grow and bloom into the beautiful creation of God they were meant to display brings joy to my heart.  However, planting flowers and watching them gradually slump as they gasp for air and nutrients, eventually turning brown and brittle– makes me  sad and frustrated. I’ve gotten pretty … Continue reading

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

On a very hot, July day in 1983, I said, “I do” and equally significant, he said, “I do” as well.  We didn’t have a clue but we loved each other as best we knew how in that moment.  We were willing to put it all on the line and commit our lives to each … Continue reading

In His Hands

In His Hands

There’s a story I feel like I need to tell you … When I was around the age of 15, I had a very personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  Growing up in a family immersed in all things God related, it was no surprise that I knew of the  life-giving truth that Jesus came to … Continue reading