Oh my soul…

Well hello there.  It's been 9 months since I visited the pages of this journal so I just may be typing to myself. During the past 9 months, like the 9 months that it takes to birth a new life, something new has been developing, growing and birthing in me. I'm not sure if that [...]

Coming Alive Again

It's a crazy mixed up world we live in.  All you have to do is turn on the news to realize that.  Then there's our own personal challenges added to the mix.  And...well...that can make us feel overwhelmed.  But there's still beauty to be found in the middle of the broken.  My camera helps me [...]

Holding On

I wrote the following words on January 11, 2015 in my piece titled, Our Spring is coming... "We are looking forward to the end of this storm, this winter that we are in.  We are looking forward to seeing all the signs of spring and new life...The crocus' poking up from beneath the snow, the [...]

A New Perspective

"It is not the 'ministry' you could have ever anticipated or chosen but we are confident in God's ability to help you live it out!" (from a dear pastor and his wife) I pondered those words as winter released its grip. I think God gifts us with creativity to help us cope through the messy [...]

Breaking up the Unplowed Ground

It's been a long goodbye this week.  I've had to say goodbye to loved ones traveling cross-country to start a new chapter of life in a new place.  It's been a bittersweet separation these past few days. My emotions range from being hopeful, happy, excited and then sad and lonely all at once.  Then there's [...]

When Light Meets The Dark

It was that time again--time to travel the 160 miles to the medical center for my husband's cancer check-up with his oncologist/hematologist. We left yesterday morning while it was still dark. The darkness of uncertainty always covers us as we travel east for his appointments but the sun coming up yesterday was a reminder that [...]

Savoring Moments Through My Lens # 2

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.  Psalm 24: 1-2 The sandpipers poked their beaks in the sand not noticing me at first.  As I approached them, they dispersed.  Flying across the [...]