The Gifts of Rain and Darkness

This quote embodies the essence of what I think hope brings. “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” It allows you to have eyes for the beautiful. In the midst of the obstacle (if you have hope), you will look for the hidden truth, the gem that’s just beyond the…

The Bird in the Darkness

I wake with heavy eyes and feel the dark is still here. It wasn’t just a dream. I breathe in a deep breath and exhale slowly, as if courage comes with this discipline.  Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. It’s part of the routine now. And with the exhale, I send a silent prayer to…

God’s Touch in the Wind

            Do you ever look for ways to encounter God? Do you think He wants to interact with you? I have found myself in thoughts of mystery lately as I wondered how/if God interacts not just with me, but with the earth He created.  Does he touch the earth? Is…

Sweet Evening

I needed the softness you ushered in — the muted colors emerging from boldness as the light dimmed and set the mood like a lullaby hummed in moonlight the breeze swept away the worries in my soul and welcomed a breath of hope sweet, sweet evening

Social Media Thoughts Regarding “Sharing it All”

In this social media world, do you struggle with what to put “out there”? I do. In a way, we are “connecting” with MORE people but not as deep. right? I don’t think the foundation of these relationships are different.  In face to face relationships there are several categories or levels of friendship/connection. There are who know…

Best April Fools Ever

In the spring of 1993, I was a busy Momma of an 17 month old and very pregnant. The night of March 31st, I woke in the night and rubbed my belly saying “baby girl, are you serious?” “April Fools, really?” I thought ‘well, she’s going to have some kind of spunk’! I knew it was…