do stuff with your kids

one day I’ll look back- grateful for the time I spent being with my girls I love haikus. They say a lot with few words. Sometimes lots of words make me tired, lol! Like yesterday- for some reason I was really, really tired. I could chalk it up to the time change and still getting […]

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take a walk

take a walk with me  see the landscape through my eyes  become like children    clouds illuminate  and direct my attention  to our Creator glittering sunbeams  highlight the snow’s afterglow  and dance in the sky  the sun awakens  ice crunching beneath my feet  the only sound heard  take a walk with me  see the snowscape […]

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glory gazin’

we’re glory gazin’ chowing down on Chick-fil-a the sky- our dessert!  Having two teenage daughters is… interesting.  I never quite know what to expect.  One minute they are screaming at each other, the next minute they are hysterically laughing together.  It is an adventure, for sure! The other day, I picked the girls up early […]

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being “present”

The moment I seek and desire His presence- I find He is near Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6 Twilight is my favorite time of day.  It is a time of two-fold expectation for me- expecting to see something beautiful in the sky, and […]

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before the sun sets

Before the sun sets  waiting for the afterglow  watching for nightfall  mountains like oceans  undulating clouds like waves  a twilight delight  playing hide and seek  sunlight slips behind slivers  of silver lined clouds  50 shades of blue  the Blue Ridge Mountains aglow  sun sings her swan song  not a single sound  not a plane nor […]

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Don’t let the good stuff pass you by

savor each moment don’t let the good stuff pass by take joy in small things!!  We met for a quick lunch date today to celebrate our 19th  wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe how fast the years are going by.  I got married at 19… and now have been married for half of my life.  And […]

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the fog lifted…

perspective changes  when the fog lifts- we see what  was there all along Speaking of fog…over the summer I got to “view” this gorgeous place-  Swannanoa Palace … and it just so happened to be under a heavy blanket of fog that day- adding to the mysterious but still lovely atmosphere.  I had the joy of […]

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canopies of gold… a walk through autumn’s peak

canopies of gold dancing in the autumn air singing their swan song branches leaning in hoping to hear the last laughs of summer’s folly The grass withers and the flowers fade,     but the word of our God stands forever.  Isaiah 40:8 Let the whole earth be filled with His glory- Psalm 72:19 to every thing […]

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walking in the rain

walking in the rain is always more loverly when you walk with friends  walking in the rain  all that is ordinary glows with morning dew music to my ears percussive pitter patter of drip drops on leaves I had planned to meet a friend to go walking yesterday.  What I hadn’t planned on was rain. […]

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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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