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 [...]

Our spring is coming

They are telling us that we'll be here until spring.  Who would have thought that we'd be here, in this place, longer than we would be home in the time span of a  year?  It could end up being a total of 8 or 9 months. They tell us we'll be living a "new normal." [...]

An Unexpected Gift

This place so far from home, the one we live in close to the hospital some may call isolation but we call it holy ground. It's a new normal.  A place stripped of most of our possessions but here in the quiet we have found God to be more than enough. His presence is often [...]

Our Hearts Are Being Refreshed

It's early.  I woke before dawn and watched daylight break through the darkness.  I glance at the cup a dear friend sent to me and read the prayer printed on it. "May God grant you courage, and through His grace provide the peace that lies in knowing He's always at your side." More than ever [...]

Your answer could be right around the corner

I tossed and turned most of the night knowing what was ahead of us in the morning.  At 5:30am, my eyes opened.  I stared at the ceiling for a while then rolled over and closed my eyes.  My husband's arm wrapped around me and grabbed my hand and gave it a squeeze.  This would be [...]

Bless and be thankful continually

"We bless you, Lord." I heard those words flow out of the mouth of someone praying once. And those four words got me thinking. Does God need our blessing? I know I need his blessing.  I need his blessing to live. I'm blessed when I inhale my first breath of morning air. I'm blessed with [...]

When Ink Drips and Camera Clicks

I put my pen to journal and begin to write, I see an oriole outside my window and I grab my camera.  I click to capture the moment and return to my writing. With my mind and emotions wrapped up in so much lately, I finally feel my soul return to its rightful place. The [...]