Today the rain is a welcome comfort. It allows me to stay quiet and small after a day full of peeks into people's hearts and seeing deep hurts. The rain encourages me to be still and remember He is God and that He is writing these stories. The rain reminds me that God is good … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 39
Wishing there was a scratch and sniff filter for this one. These flowers are so wonderfully fragrant. Everywhere I go I catch a hint of them.
“Only hour by hour gratitude is strong enough to overcome all temptations to resentment.” ― Richard Rohr Practicing gratitude helps me stay on the tracks of abundant life. When I forget to look for God's fingerprints and gifts I lose sight and tend to jump the tracks. It usually takes me a bit before realize … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 37
I am thankful for the thoughtful soul who left these sweet gifts at my back door. I felt loved and known by you even as you chose to be secretive in your kindness.
Lilacs... oh how I love thee. The city I am from is known as the Lilac City and every year they have a lilac festival. The smell brings me great happiness. They are one of my very favorite flowers. We had a row of these in my backyard growing up, and I would take the … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 34
When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 33
"Ignoring reality does not breed joy. Pretending that what is true does not exist is not holy defiance. The seeds of joy can only be firmly planted in the pungent soil of the here and now while at the same time being tethered to eternity. Joy is fully rooted in the truth. Joy embraces all … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 32
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” -Mark Twain Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors. I stopped to visit him today. I have seen the sign for his grave site for years but never stopped. … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 31
I have replaced my MP3 player with a camera as I go out on my "schlogs". I have been allowing myself to do more walking than jogging as I continue to practice this resurrection life. It is too tempting for me still to be efficient in exercise, to just check it off the to do … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 30