A season of optimism

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Spring is my favorite season, and cherry blossom time is just divine to me.  It’s almost like God is showing off via nature, bombarding us with a fiesta of blooms that provoke happiness, warmth, smiles, and an appreciation of creation’s magnificence. Optimism springs forth at this time of year for me. “I love better to … Read More

Enter the Photobomber


Back in November at The High Calling’s retreat at Laity Lodge, I had the distinct honor of becoming one of the unsuspecting victims of a prankster.  Jennifer Lee (go check out her book, Love Idol!) set aside her megatalents as a writer, blogger, and general do-gooder in order to execute some hijinks behind our backs. Enter … Read More

Got Superpowers?

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I’ve been ruminating on the concept of  superpowers for a while now.  I’m not talking about nation states considered to be the mightiest of them all, but the human traits that can produce miraculous changes in people’s lives. This week (it had to be the week when I planned to write on superpowers!!) some bloggers … Read More

Ten Things of Thankful

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A few weeks ago, my blogging buddy Dana at Kiss My List took part in the “Ten Things of Thankful “blog hop.  Lizzi at Considerings began the hop as a means of encouraging bloggers to “seek the good things” in their lives each week.   I made a mental note that this would be a … Read More

In which I dream of grace upon grace upon grace

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I had a lovely, weekend-long dream from which I’m hard pressed to awaken. I was at a retreat, nestled in a scenic canyon in the Hill Country of Texas.  I had to be driven through a river to get there.  And once I got there, I couldn’t use my cell phone.  I certainly must be … Read More

At the table

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“You spread a table before me…”  Psalm 23:5 I went to an absolutely delightful autumn tea party yesterday. I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 23. We’re blessed to be continually at the table that the Lord has spread for us. Who could ask for anything more? Happy Sunday!

In praise of “praise pauses”


I love it when God gets up in my face and confronts my spiritual lethargy! I was complaining about how lackluster my spiritual life had become, and the Holy Spirit pointed out that the spirit of praise and thanksgiving in my life had petered out.  I couldn’t–and wouldn’t–even try to argue with Him.  Knowing the … Read More

In His presence

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In His presence, in His power, in His joy.  They’re all ours on this first Sunday of February, and always.   Happy Sunday!  

What I believe in


Thanks to Arlett over at Chasing Joy, I decided to take some time to think about the things I truly believe in.  So, here goes.  Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and beliefs in the comments! What I believe in…   God Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Eternal, indivisible, immutable. Tractor-trailer loads of laughter  At least … Read More