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Finding Life { A 30-Day Challenge for June 2017 }

Finding Life { A 30-Day Challenge for June 2017 }

It seems to be a season of anniversaries.  May ushered in the anniversary of  a life-giving moment  and June holds several  place-cards for  significant life-moments for me as well. It’s a mix of life and loss.  Life always is. June 9th will resurface the memory –one year ago– that I watched my mama take her last … Continue reading

Let’s Say Grace

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

When the War Has Been Won But the Battle Still Rages

“Christ overcame death as the last enemy. …To live in the light of resurrection — that is what Easter means.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Bread and Wine~Readings for Lent and Easter) It’s pouring rain here in Alabama.  The gutters are overflowing as the clouds continue to leak from their saturated condition.  I’m sitting in Mama’s chair listening … Continue reading

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

When You’re Looking for the “Merry” in Merry Christmas

According to Thesaurus.com , “merry” stirs up warm-hot-chocolaty-feelings like  “cheerful, jolly, fun-loving, hilarious” while her bothersome nemesis throws in words like  “depressed, gloomy, sad,” and my  personal favorite,  “unfunny”. 🙂 While most of the world is shouting “Merry Christmas to all,” I often think about  those who are having the not-so-merry-feelings who are hearing a … Continue reading

Listening in the Middle of the Storm

Listening in the Middle of the Storm

  You might be interested to know  …what I write here is really speaking truth to myself as much anybody else!  As the Holy Spirit speaks into my own questions, doubts, weaknesses, confusion, and disappointments–I often write it out in my journal so I can get it …soak it in …believe it …trust Jesus through it … Continue reading

Hope Waits

Waiting is not on my list of favorite things to do, especially when suffering is involved !    I’m much more the —  “let’s fix it now” kind of person!  Suffering shows up and I want to  run to the closest “Mc-Fix-it” drive through and grab the “happy meal – solution”.  The problem  with the … Continue reading

The Family Tree

Funny things  happen when you have a family tree painted on your living room wall. This “family tree” idea came to me originally by way of Pinterest (you DO know about Pinterest, don’t you??)  You can check it out on my “boards” 🙂 Anyway … the basic process is to paint a large sprawling tree … Continue reading