Bubbles and Stickers

Throwback Thursday… 2020 feels like a continual recalculating. I was reminded of this post and needed the reminder in it. God is ordering our days. He has not lost the narrative. I may have bubbles and stickers in my bag, but God will provide what is needed for whatever the day holds. His mercies are new for that day. He is not caught off guard or surprised. So slowly I learn to hold His hand and allow Him to lead down paths of unknown, and find that He is enough for those moments. He is faithful.

Inkblot Life

bubblesSo each morning I read (and pray) the same prayer from Phyllis Tickle’s Divine Hours:

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen (Book of Common Prayer)

I try to ask God to order my day. The other day as I was heading into school to sub I was thinking about this. God is very faithful to answer this prayer, but I am amazed at how it is still a struggle to enter into the way He may order the day. The last few weeks I have been heading in one direction and then people or situations arise that change the day altogether.

I am…

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What If Jesus Was Serious? (Book Review)

This book is worth the doodles. I thoroughly enjoy listening to Skye Jethani on the Holy Post Podcast https://www.holypost.com/ . His insight and wit are enjoyable and give me much to think about.  This book is deceptively simple. It is set up more like a daily devotional than an in depth read on the Sermon … Continue reading What If Jesus Was Serious? (Book Review)


Out my Window: August... warm temperatures, beautiful blue skies, and fluffy white clouds Enjoying: long walks, night sky, cut flowers from my garden, learning about the Enneagram, good corn, fresh watermelon Listening to/Watching: Still haven’t finished Lord of the Rings. Still in podcast mode. Holy Post is part of the weekly playlist. This week was another great interview … Continue reading Daybook


#ThrowbackThursday… It has been 11 years today since my grandma passed. Seemed fitting to re-share this post. It amazes me how much you can still miss someone over so much time. I miss her laughter and smile. I miss visiting her and playing games. I am so thankful that I had this woman in my life, who loved me well and loved others well too. As I get older and start to ponder her life more, I realize her life was not as easy and glamorous as it appeared. I have come to recognize how much she chose to live and love. She chose joy. She chose to embrace even the hard. My grandma was a strong woman who chose to live life to the full. I am so thankful she invited me along for the ride.

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I am so thankful for the gift of memories. There is no way to pick just one. I started thinking about it and realized some of my favorite memories really aren’t a specific moment with someone but many moments and events. Some of my favorite memories that flood my mind involve my grandma.

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Memories of a candy dish always full of M&Ms, Fresca, Skinny Cows, Fredent gum. The Grandfather Clock in the hall and always music playing in house. Hours of Phase Ten, Skip-bo, Rummy Cube, Scrabble that involved her making comments about my husband any time he would do well, even when he was trying to help her win. She would always say, “Oh I see, that’s how we are going to play.” Don and I would just laugh because he was throwing stuff away, but…

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