when the building gets in the way

There once was a place where we’d go  to take in a heavenly show  but that marvelous sight  has been blocked by the height  of a building- causing me so much woe ;(  For the last (almost) 16 years, my husband and I would drive into Charlottesville and park in a special spot to watch […]

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the missed list

I miss seeing the random smiles  of strangers  striking up conversations of  commonalities and enjoying a  moment of connection  I miss the warm embrace of  a friendly hug- the one that makes me  instantly feel like you’re a part of my  family  I miss the naiveté of going about  our daily lives without thinking that […]

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Deep in December it’s nice to remember…

Back in my college days, we sang a beautiful song called “Try to Remember” from the musical The Fantasticks. It’s such a lovely song, with a melancholy melody and lyrics that sing all on their own.  I woke up thinking of this song and remembering what happened to me this past Sunday… After I finished […]

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art and worship

I had my boundaries stretched this past week.  I love how God turns my thoughts upside down and takes me out of my comfort zone.  We all have ideas in our head about what it looks like when people are worshipping– whether we are engaged in the singing or intently focused on the pastor preaching […]

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Burning embers

like burning embers   the daylight flickers and fades calming the night sky This is where “church” is for me- anywhere there is an open sky and and a grand view of nature… For many years, church was a place I went to spend time with God and to be filled up.  Church service was the […]

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Deactivate my what??

In search of the perfect shrug to compliment our Easter Sunday outfits, the girls and I headed out to the mall yesterday. Shopping with my daughters is always an adventure- one that I often have to give myself a “pep talk” to do. Gotta have a planned route, set clear expectations, and we buy absolutely […]

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Ice walk

a winter wonderland ice-layered trees sing for joy unveiling their frailty, revealing their beauty,    and declaring their devotion to the Son “Momma, I don’t feel like myself today.” We all have days when we feel out of sorts.  A Sunday morning at home always leaves me feeling like something is missing.  Due to the snow and […]

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Connected

Sometimes I wonder what it looks like down under beneath the ground’s soil they run The roots intertwine they mingle and wind connecting- becoming as one We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:5 I went on a wild goose chase the other night. I found a […]

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Perfect Church

I longed to find the perfect church, but flaws were all I found looking for the perfect fit I searched for Holy ground nothing more than walls and doors each church was much the same until the day I heard His voice-  I heard Him call my name and praise the Lord, I knew right […]

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At night His song is with me

Like liquid gold, the sunlight shone and glittered in the sky the church stood silhouetted  as the night was drawing nigh how marvelous, how glorious watching daylight turn to night In awe of His creation- In Him I take delight! By day the Lord directs his love, at night His song is with me— a prayer […]

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