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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seeds

This past Sunday, as I sat down at the keyboard on the stage at church, I noticed something on the keys.  There was some kind of seed resting on middle C.  A sunflower seed perhaps? The strange thing is- I NEVER eat on the stage at church, and don’t recall seeing anyone else eat either. […]

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leaning

we’re in a time  of “leaning”-  all our excess  stripped away  we’re in a time  of leaning  on our Savior   day by day This is a strange season we are in. Just a few short weeks ago I was excitedly planning Easter festivities at church, my girls were anticipating their spring concerts and trips with […]

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this much

How much does God love you? One of my fondest childhood memories is of my dad asking me and my sister if we knew how much he loved us. This much? – he would say as he open his arms a little bit. Thiiis much?  He would open his arms a little bit wider. Thiiiiiiiiiis  much!  And […]

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more than a feeling

focusing on feelings  leaves my heart reeling  and my goal becomes  a far distant dream  but when I instead plan each step ahead   the destination’s  not as far  as it seems  I had an “aha” moment this morning.  Yeah, that happens occasionally- but not as often as I’d like 🙂 I really wanted to […]

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good things come…

Isn’t it funny how some days don’t seem to start off on the right foot…and then by the end of the day, you look back and see how it was one of the very best days? I woke up one day with a feeling of dread.  There were several things I had to do, and […]

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rainy days and Mondays always get me up!

I’m a little weird, I guess. Because I absolutely LOVE rainy days… and Mondays, too! Mondays are my favorites because I am usually at home alone- which means I can get so much done!  The rest of the week is go-go for all of us.  Between work, school, church, teaching music lessons, running the girls […]

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expectations

in my head  I plan ahead  and hope that  all works out  until the dread  when those best laid plans just don’t  pan out  It’s no secret that I get excited easily- and it doesn’t take much!   But I am finding that being excited takes a great deal of energy.  And if whatever I’m excited […]

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Home

the place where I can wear  my hair  up in a messy bun  the place where doggies blissfully   “happy dance” under the sun  the place where I can look around  and see love in a frame family pictures scattered ’round showing just how far we came  I sort of feel like Dorthy in Oz- “there’s […]

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what matters most

Time is an extremely valuable commodity. With every passing day, I am more aware of how precious our time is and how important it is to spend it wisely.  Lately, I have found great joy in spending time with my husband and daughters.  As the girls are getting older, I thoroughly enjoy our shopping excursions, […]

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