Tis the weekend after Easter… If I’m honest about it, I wasn’t ready for Easter this year. I’m not sure I’m ever ready for Easter – but this year especially, I was unprepared. My heart wasn’t ready. My spirit wasn’t ready. My schedule wasn’t ready. My budget wasn’t ready. My… nothing. I was not ready.… Continue reading Easter Seeds
Looking at the Tree?
Sometimes God catches me completely off-guard. This weekend, I had a beautifully rare opportunity to be outside with my daughter, listening as the snow dripped from the roof and the breeze jingled through the bells we hung on the dead (we think) tree out front at Thanksgiving. Simmie loves bells, just like her grandma, so… Continue reading Looking at the Tree?
It Isn’t the Robin
It isn’t the robin who draws me He only sings for the spring Or the ruby-throated hummer I don’t miss til I see her again It’s not the starling or the jay It’s not even the song sparrow It isn’t bluebird or indigo bunting Or even the friendly junco Who perches on snow-laden boughs Graces… Continue reading It Isn’t the Robin
Writing to Understand
If I'm honest, I don't even know where to begin this blog post. Writing feels awkward to me right now, like trusting two years of high school French class twenty-five years ago to help me correctly greet someone in Paris. Jah... mapelle... what-what? Any confidence or fluency I once experienced is gone. Long-gone. And yet...… Continue reading Writing to Understand
Maybe I Need to Stop
It's hard to slow down. Life is busy and demanding. Relentlessly so. Every morn rises with the needs of life pressing hard into my mind. There was a time not long ago when my first thought each morning was of the incredible man God had brought into my life. To love and to cherish; to… Continue reading Maybe I Need to Stop