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Thankfulness Project #3

Can you guess what I’m thankful for this morning? Imminently aware of this gift I call family.   Daughter, son, husband.  Family past and present.  Always loved.  Here are some of my favorite Fall shots of our family from a few years ago, making me aware of how precious this life is. And these lines […] Read more…

The Gift of Gratitude

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This preparation for gratitude. The dark winter ahead. This waiting. A time to get our hearts ready for Advent, for the celebration in the midst of the darkest time of the year, waiting for the great event of expectation—the birth of Jesus. But before we ready our hearts for the greatest birth story, we spend some […] Read more…

Links for your Weekend

This Ted Talk by Sue Austin is a wonder for the eyes.  A woman who scuba dives in her wheelchair!  If you want to skip her talk, just go to the middle of the video where you will see her scuba diving–wheelchair and all.  Beautiful in so many ways.   A beautiful article from Joni […] 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…

The Gift of Faith in Hard Times

The plant sitting by the door is drooping, bending low, almost touching the floor.  I walk by the planter a dozen or more times, ignoring it until finally I grab my coffee cup, fill it with water and dump it all over the plant.  The thirsty soil sucks the water like a sponge.  I stand […] Read more…