In the Morning

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First Thoughts When I awake, my mind begins to churn and to list all of the things I need to do. I think of the challenges of life that are happening in my life and the lives of those I love. I've begun to train myself to wrangle my thoughts and to purposefully begin by prayer and praise in the morning. Beautiful Lyrics I have Steve … [Read more...]

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On Depression

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The Silent Battle In recent news, the topic of depression has come to the forefront of discussion in the tragic story of actor, Robin William's death. My heart hurt when I heard that he often battled depression and ultimately made the decision to end his life. Deep depression is something you completely understand or can't fathom at all. … [Read more...]

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Peaceful Morning

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Good News When I was a teen, one of my favorite music artists was Anne Murray. One of her songs resonates with me right now, 'A Little Good News'. The lyrics from the '80's could have been written today. Not much has changed and we know more and more because of instant news. Morning Habit My morning habit, once I've gotten ready for the … [Read more...]

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New Life

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She's Coming Back Several weeks back, I noticed my beloved La Marne rose, the one that touched my heart when we were looking at this house some eleven plus years back, had some damage from the winter's harsh ice storms. You could tell she was an old rose by the size of her trunks and she reached over seven feet tall. I have not done much to … [Read more...]

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I Know You

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  In my room I brought a bit of home with me - an electronic photo frame, teacup - with tea and flowers.I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Haven last week. It was such a delight! One of the greatest parts of the event was meeting several Bloggers. Some of the most thrilling  moments included the words.... I Know You! Let me tell you, … [Read more...]

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Come and Rest

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Do you ever start your week tired? There are so many things that can weigh us down, make us weary. Schedules and activities, interruptions, deadlines, discord, disappointment. Sometimes we just feel tired from the dailies of life. That's where I am this morning So, where do you turn when you're tired and perhaps easily discouraged by all … [Read more...]

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Necessary Pruning

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Life Lessons in the Garden   Dearest and I worked in our garden the first official day of summer. The garden can be such a source for learning. I can so well envision what God is teaching me there.  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song … [Read more...]

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Awareness of Time

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This is going to be a very personal post. I'm not sure exactly when my thought life began to take on this extra note, but at some point I have become more and more aware of time. Time in the sense that each day truly needs to make a difference in some way in my or in someone's life.  I've been thinking more about how I govern … [Read more...]

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The Gifts of a Mother

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When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 2 Timothy 1:5 While reading the books in the Bible written to Timothy by Paul I was struck by the deep love and affection Paul had for Timothy. Paul was instructing Timothy how to … [Read more...]

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For Life

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John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I love the music of Downhere. They're latest CD, 'On The Altar of Love' contains some fantastic songs with lyrics that are inspired by scripture. Which I think is why listening to … [Read more...]

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