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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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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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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How you doin’?

As Joey from my favorite sitcom, Friends, would say- “How YOU doin’?” I have written lots of half posts but haven’t actually “published” one in a while. It’s kind of funny, because we used to be so busy- with work, taking kids here there and everywhere, after school activities… in fact eating meals as a […]

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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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made new

making old things new  let the vintage shine through  cleaned up to perfection  for the  clarity of my  reflection  This past week, my hubby went with me to pick up a few of my granny’s things- a couple of dressers and her china set.  It’s hard to believe my granny passed away over three years […]

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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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