Distractions

I spend a lot of my time feeling distracted. Being a creative person- there’s always some song I am compelled to play on the piano, or an amazing sunset I want to take a picture of… or I am inspired to read my Bible, or write.   All of these things require my undivided attention, […]

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When the sun rises, so do I

colors blaze across the sky- when the sun rises, so do i a fresh new day  another try when the sun rises  so do i ocean crashes seagulls fly  when the sun rises so do i I climb the stairs with a pensive sigh when the sun rises so do i This past weekend we […]

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want a treat?

Like every other morning, I heard the whimper of a lonely dog at my bedroom door.  One dog sleeps in my younger daughter’s room (Jack thinks it’s actually HIS bedroom!) and the other sleeps in the hallway- on guard, protecting his sleeping family.  But around 5:30am, Remy will put his nose right up to the […]

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rise and shine

5 am, eyes open wide the morning light called me outside the moon and sun played hide and seek behind the clouds and mountain’s peak And when the sun did finally rise His splendor shone before my eyes My hubby and I took a recent trip to the mountains and one of the things I most looked […]

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joy comes in the morning

  I sat in silence watching you reveling in daylight’s debut  a front-row seat upon the sand  morning sprung forth from His hand    we witnessed daybreak’s glorious light  across the glassy ocean bright    like looking through a kaleidoscope  the beauty filled my soul with hope  as I sat in silence watching you  reveling […]

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embrace the pace

embrace the pace  ain’t got time to be busy! here on the water  the living is easy  no agenda to follow  no schedule to keep  we don’t need no alarm  just let me sleep! embrace the pace  ain’t got time to be busy! here on the water- the living is easy        

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The first gleam of dawn…

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,     which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.  But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.     They have no idea what they are stumbling over. My child, pay attention to what I say.     Listen carefully to my words. Look […]

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This too shall pass

As I sat on the couch, my dog began to slowly whimper beside as he subtly attempted to get my attention.  He needed to go outside, and I needed to bundle up due to the cold air that has settled in here.  I layered up while he ran in circles around me, and as I […]

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extending hands of grace

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

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The morning after

 the morning after  we continue to proclaim- “He’s risen, indeed!” The joy of celebrating His resurrection grows sweeter as the years go by. The thing is- I don’t want to stop celebrating!  Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!”. 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, […]

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