Archives for November 2013


Giving Thanks 2013

The sound of cranberries popping on the stove. Colorful, lively reminders of our day of thanks. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Col 3:1-2 The verse floats around […]


Letting Them Fly…Even When I’m Afraid

It’s week four and she says to them as they hang on the edge of the deep end of the pool, “we are going to try something new today…” From my bleacher seat, kindle in hand, I can’t hear the details as their dripping bodies get in line behind the swimming blocks. Constantly moving these […]


Letting Go From 11F

Our plane door closes. “All cell phones must now be turned off.” I finish my text and shut down my phone. I let go. Of unfinished reminders. Of anything left on my to do before I go list. Our plane taxis. “We are number one for take off.” It is a day of blue skies […]


Prayer for the Morning

For two years we had an unexpected detour in our ministry journey. For two years, this verse was often my night time prayer. “Father please meet us in the morning with news of your unfailing love. Father even if our circumstances don’t change, may we awake to the unshakeable awareness of your love. Father fill […]


When Noticing is Hard {Day 31}

Today is the last day of my 31 Days of Noticing the Moment series. 31 Days that was intended to fall into the calendar blocks of October. I realize today is November 7th. A week late it would seem. A week late because consistently noticing the moment was harder than I anticipated. A week late […]


Prayer for a Tired Branch {Day 30}

There is much on my to do list that is undone. I have many post that didn’t fit in the window of 31 days. A cloud of feeling off sits above my head. But for today, God says “Rest”. Will I enter via this Sabbath door I’ve been peeking into? God says “Don’t strive.” Will […]


Mall Alarms and Listening to my son {Day 29}

My mom and I searched the store directory at the new-to-us mall. “Ahh, there it is. We need to go up the escalator.”  I turn my attention to my son whose voice has been muffled due to my focus on the map. “Mama what is that man saying? Why are the lights flashing?” I absorb […]


Mercy not sacrifice {Day 28}

On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:12-13 Mercy, not sacrifice. Mercy not sacrifice. These words keep ringing in my ears. […]


Breathing Grace {Day 27}

Grace. I hear her invitation to come by the stream. When I feel off track, I come to dip my toe in. Enough grace to get me by. She whispers that she is in the waterfall. Seeing how much more I need of her cleansing, I let grace fall all over me. I’ll come I […]