FORWARD. Arrows are released to fly forward toward the bullseye. Runners advance to the finish line forward. The battle of an army is won advancing forward toward the enemy. The waves of the sea change the shore by breaking forward onto the sand. We even spring forward from a long winter. Nothing is usually gained… Continue reading Forward Never Back
ANTICIPATE. Anticipation. To Anticipate. Looking forward to. A joyful longing for. Hopeful expectation. Waiting with baited…baded…bated (pick one) breath. These are just a few phrases used to describe the one word that to me implies a future moment of something good, profound or exciting. What one does not anticipate are delays, denials, being sidelined, talked… Continue reading Anticipation
What do you do when seemingly everything planned does not go according to said plan? Do you lay on the floor with a pint of double chocolate and lament your most unfortunate circumstance? Or are you the square your shoulders and meet the new challenge head on kind of person? Perhaps you are a combo… Continue reading Best laid plans
Lean In. Listen. Let His love wash over you. Fill you up. His love is all this and more…
I have a pillow on my bed that reads “Life is Beautiful”. I bought it as a reminder to appreciate the life I have and also to consider even the most difficult parts beautiful. This morning as I made my bed after a fitful nights sleep I contemplated the saying and wondered aloud if I have indeed found life to be beautiful. I came to this conclusion.
I look around our yard and see all of the green. Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year. I love the gentle breeze, the tinkling of the wind chimes, the bird as they sing songs of renewal; the soft wrestling of the new leaves in the trees as a fresh wind blows… Continue reading Look Closer
Who He is: He is Faithful. He is a strong tower. He is the beginning and the end. He is the great I am. He is the living water. He is the bread of life. He is truth. He never lies, never changes. He is the King of Kings. He is the Lord of Lords.… Continue reading A Reminder
We are all somewhere in between something. A beginning and the end. New and old, Life and death. Some time ago I found myself in this place of somewhere in between. My heart and my life had went through a series of difficulties, a couple of heart wrenching losses of loved ones, some markedly painful… Continue reading Somewhere in Between
Friendship is meant to enrich your life, its meant to build you up and fortify you against the harsh elements of the world. God designed relationship / friendship. He is the author of it all. We are meant to gather together, sharpen each other and lift each other up. Thankfully our friendship has grown sweeter over the years and even though we don’t live close in proximity to each other when we do get together it is like we were never apart.
I came across this piece in the memories timeline I had written and posted to social media over six years ago. It was written during a time I was attempting to traverse the loss of several precious people in my tribe. Loneliness, grief, and a loss of joy had taken root in my being. I… Continue reading Through the Valley of Winter