Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Holy Spirit

From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Walking barefoot along the sandy shores of a beautiful ocean is one of my  favorite things in all the world to do.  This year I had an unusual gift of being able to do that for 14 plus days in a row.  Life-giving! Finding heart shaped shells and rocks along the way, talking things out… Continue reading From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments


Longing for a Perfect World

I broke something the other night.  My peace shattered. You see, it seems I notice everything and with that, I'm laser-focused on anything that might be remotely harmful to anyone.  Our grands are coming in next week and a broken glass episode is one of my worst nightmares.  Well, actually, I have several but this… Continue reading Longing for a Perfect World

Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus, Life Decisions

The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

  New season.  New journey.  New uncertainties. New implies there was an old --or former way of life.  The wind is changing direction and carrying you on a different path ...unknown to you. Familiar is experiencing a reset.  A new starting line is being set in the race God has marked out for you. Moses… Continue reading The Moses Clause ~ When God is Calling You to Step Out on a New Journey of Faith

Encouragement, loving others

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 Sickness and in Health

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Following Jesus, God's Love, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Life

The Sky’s the Limit {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

A few weeks ago my sister sent me a care package.  She's tracking my heart these days.  As the oldest, I think that's her job but she seems to be okay with that.  Life! The package contained a calendar that started with the month of June,  a word search book with Bible verses about peace,… Continue reading The Sky’s the Limit {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Following Jesus, Holy Spirit, Life

Let’s Say Grace

I'm not sure how it started --"Let's say grace"--but most of us know what it means. Can't  you  see your family and friends gathered around a table ...bowls and  platters heaped with delicious food  ...the smell of home-cooked-goodness filling the air ...all calling you to come and eat!?! Saying "grace" brings everyone  to a place for pause.… Continue reading Let’s Say Grace

Encouragement, Faith, Family, God's Love, Life

Surviving the Crash

Our kids and grands all live too far away for this Mama, a.k.a. Nana.  While the miles are many, the road is never too long to keep us from visiting as often as we can. While it came as no surprise to me that our youngest son was making plans to go on another traveling… Continue reading Surviving the Crash