Archives for October 2013


Love loves unto purity {Day 26}

“For love loves unto purity” We sat around four tables put together. About twenty of us in our Wednesday night growth group. This quote from George MacDonald jumps out at me. No, it wasn’t a jumping. More of a gentle sliding into my soul. I know it’s important. I don’t know why. Not completely. It […]


Letting Go of Nets {Day 25}

Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. what does it look like? smell like? is it a sunny day? cloudy? is it quiet? loud? what sounds to you hear? Jesus saw two brothers. Simon Peter and Andrew. They were casting a net. Jesus says; Come Follow me I will make you fishers of men. […]


What the leaves say {Day 24}

When you have spent all morning raking leaves, I don’t recommend looking up. At least not in our yard. What seems to a whole season’s worth of raking is quickly dismissed by a glance upwards. How could there have been so many leaves on the ground….and so many still hanging on the trees? I suspect […]


Hello Mornings Guest Post {Day 23}

You may have heard me say once or twice or every other post, the significance in my faith journey of arising before the rest of the house. It was at a womens retreat about eighteen months ago that it seemed God was inviting me to go to bed at 10pm. (You can read that here, […]


An Ode to the Cardinals and Red Sox {Day 22}

The long gravel road is a straight shot to the farm-house. You have to go over the little bridge. The one where Rawhide and Bloody Bones lived. At least according to the stories my Uncle Ray told me and all my cousins. He also is the one who took us snipe hunting. The white with […]


how we notice {Day 21}

“Melanie, do you see this bee?” My mother in law and I are on a photo shoot while they are in town. Like me, she loves exploring…especially in her homeland of Western PA. I hadn’t seen the bee. She tells me she notices the details more after spending time with me and the way that […]


Tenderness of almost seven. {Day 20}

I love this boy. A lot. He lost his two top front teeth this week. One on Monday. One on Friday. He is growing up so fast. Too fast. I want to freeze this time. I want to cheer him on with vision for his future. And sometimes the mixture of the two undoes my […]


Be Still and Know…. {Day 19}

Be still and know that I am God.   Be still and know that I am.   Be still and know.   Be still.   Be. ________________________________________________________ May you have time this weekend. For silence or solitude. Even five minutes. To rid of clutter and distractions. To fill with Jesus.   Linking with Still Saturday


Noticing Laundry {Day 18}

This quote hangs in our laundry room. When I open the washer to clothes that should have been in the dryer yesterday, or maybe the day before…I read my quote. I go there. I imagine the piles gone. I imagine 16 years from now. So far. So close. So unknown. Words have impact. These words […]


The Creek Runs All Night {Day 17}

“It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale.” Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Do you have a favorite […]


He Sings Over Us {Day 16}

Tonight Sam has to bring leaves to Cub Scouts. We joked “I wonder where we could find some.” You see, our yard has lots of leaves. Lots of them. We would win a contest for most leaves, I’m sure. In looking at our yard, a verse pops in my head: “The Lord, your God, is […]


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day- {Day 15}

She closed the door behind her. My husband and I alone in the ultrasound room. Knowing something wasn’t right. She said the doctor would be in soon. The room suddenly short on air. April 2001. One month before our one year anniversary. If we have seasons of life, of faith that feel like fall. This […]