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Storytelling

Our Favorite Moments of the Year

2013 in Pictures It’s a way of reviewing the year but also a way of counting our blessings, remembering the goodness in the everyday, the meals shared, the miles traveled, another year of blessings even amidst the days of pain. All is forgotten when you see the joy, relive the good, and say thank you for […] Read more…

When your New Year isn’t what you hoped for

Last year at this time, things weren’t going so well for her–as in “Worst Christmas Ever.” It was bad enough it was her first Christmas without her son–her first Christmas with an empty stocking hanging on the fireplace.  Then it hit: The fever, the chills, the head that would not stop pounding.  The seven-day flu, lasting from […] Read more…

Interview on the Seasons of Joy and Pain

I recently was asked to do an interview with our church’s women’s ministry which was posted on our women’s ministry Facebook page.  Since not all of you live in the Facebook world, I thought I’d repost it here.  I have to admit that the hardest thing for me is to write about myself.  Thank you […] Read more…

Thankfulness Project #2: Home

Last week’s thankfulness project focused on moments of beauty in this lovely place.   It’s easy to be thankful in places of beauty.  But what about the everyday? The mundane?  The dirty floors, the laundry piles, the unwashed dishes–all overwhelmingly calling my name.  Calling so loudly, I miss the things I should focus on.  The things that […] Read more…

Thankfulness Project

  Sometimes in the middle of the day, I carve out some time. Just a ten or twenty minute break. To breathe life in. To enjoy this moment. To experience God’s creation in a way that takes my mundane and makes it new. Things used to be different.  I’d say to myself, I don’t have […] Read more…