This Week’s Offering

This Week’s Offering

Heading south from Medford, Oregon, stands a fairly quiet and quaint little town.  Founded in the 1800’s, the city of Ashland began unofficially with just a water-powered sawmill and also a flour mill that stood along Ashland Creek, giving credibility to those who wanted to call this paradise their new home. Ashland is known for […]

I Was A Princess

I Was A Princess

I have a bad habit of cutting and pruning things and piling the cuttings and brush in piles and then when I am finished, I am too tired to pick them up and discard them. It’s not a big chore, as there is a specified dumpster that I am able to drive right up to […]

When the Lies are Louder

When the Lies are Louder

  i hear the truth that the truth will set me free and in the midst of truth a noise raises it’s voice and beckons me to come come believe its clamour by its pounding of a steady, mezmerizing beat a beat that lures my heart that lures my mind to recurring, nightmarish defeat it […]

Until We Know We Are Loved

Until We Know We Are Loved

When I read my Bible, I like to write out what I’m reading as a paraphrase, or if something significant for that day – I will expound on why, or I will record my  thoughts for other reasons.  Today when I finished with John 17 (I’ve been re-reading the book of John), I was so […]

Leaving Your Nets Behind

Leaving Your Nets Behind

“Come, follow me,” Jesus says, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once Simon (Peter) and his brother Andrew leave their nets and follow Him. (Mark 1:17). At once.  They don’t even think about whether it is the right thing to do. They know. His presence demands obedience. Respect. A want and a […]

A Priceless Gift

a gift from God comes unwrapped placed into waiting arms to be held cared for cherished protected and loved time passes it becomes easier to take gifts of any size shape or form for granted we forget how precious how delicate how beautiful was that gift placed in our arms, in our care we praise […]

Smiling As We Sleep

Smiling As We Sleep

I snuggled a little LoveBug this morning while he slept. My head tilted and resting against his, I could feel him smile in his sleep, his cheek against mine. The feeling that he trusted me, could rest peacefully and in safety. He had his feet pulled up and was positioned to look like a little […]

You Just Don’t Know It Yet

You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Boppa (Grandpa) and Boo (granddaughter) sit on the couch while watching The Little Mermaid together. A scary part comes on and Boo tells Bops to be brave, that it will soon be over, to which Boppa replies, “But I’m not brave. “You are brave, Boppa,” Boo states. “You just don’t know you’re brave yet.” In […]

Not Perfect but Beautiful

Not Perfect but Beautiful

having some inspiration today while realizing why I don’t act on my inspirations so my inspirations, once again – too many times again – are left unattended to and I feel myself going down I sit down to write all I feel is the numb a feeling that I am empty in need of direction […]

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution(s)?

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution(s)?

One word. That’s the popular New Year’s resolution technique for the past few years. Pick a word that describes for you what one thing you want to consistently for the new year. So, I thought about it for quite a while over the past few weeks. And then I went to church with my son’s […]

I’d Rather Have Jesus

I’d Rather Have Jesus

In Psalm 5 we read that God hears our voice. And so, I lay my requests before him. Requests that are preluded with thanksgiving for provision and for sacrifices made. For children kept safe, needs fulfilled, wants provided. Requests preluded with worship to a mighty God I cannot see. A mighty God I cannot fathom. […]

The Week in Pictures – December 6, 2014

The Week in Pictures – December 6, 2014

It seems crazy that Thanksgiving was little more than a few days ago. Just days since we tried stuffing Josie full of turkey and potatoes in a cooperative effort to squeeze the happy-where-he was out of mommy’s tummy and into this world of bright lights and loud, scary noises, and cold breezes that blow. However, […]

The Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures

A few photos of the beauty of creation, as seen through the lens of my camera… Click on title to see more…

In Everything, Give Thanks

Sometimes I get so busy I forget to do what God’s will for me is… to give thanks in everything. Click on title to read more…

Toss the Trash

It seems like I have come through something that was darker than I had even believed it to be. Something so real that all too often this past year, it was determined to steal, kill, and destroy. And it got close to accomplishing its purpose.

But it didn’t. Click on title to read more…