“Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to be changed. “A close walk with Me is a life of continual newness. “Do not cling to old ways as you step into a new year . . . “Give yourself fully to this adventure “of increasing attentiveness to My Presence.” ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: […]
I’m sitting cross-legged on my bed this morning. There’s a nuthatch on the branch outside the window–the window with the broad, cracked smile. The smile that D has sealed with transparent packing tape and dolloped with some whipped putty. The power line from pole to house corner sags and glistens in the sun, and […]
Close. Today I close the door on this year. A year in which the world still turns because Your timing turns on a different calendar. As I stand at the threshold of the new, God, give me eyes to see the beauty all around me. And the pain. Give me ears to hear the […]
The highway stretches and bends white. The grandgirls are riding with us. Grace is playing with her new Kindle Fire, and it sounds like she’s spraying paint in the back seat. Then it’s quiet, and she is reading. She shows me where she’s highlighted some words. Lillee sleeps. I amuse myself by snapping pictures […]
Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. ~Isaiah 43:19 (Message) New Year’s Blessings with Love, Photo of Arch Rock on Mackinac Island.
Another five minutes flat today with Lisa Jo on the word open. Join us? GO! Close! I’m glad to close the door on this year. So. Glad. As I stand at the threshold of the new, God, give me eyes to see the beauty all around me. And the pain. Give me ears to hear […]
The night after Christmas. The night after Operation Roaster Turkey Fail. The night of Operation Oven Turkey Success. The family gathers here–eight of us, including Grace and Lillee. We eat (the first family meal I’ve cooked in months) and play Scattergories (I’m a loser), and the kids wrestle in the living room like they used […]