“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I stumble upon this verse every so often, as I did again this morning. Despite knowing it well, I am reminded of its truth…

My Window: Wide Open

My legs propel me forward. Faster and faster I glide over the pavement in the cool gentle rain. My heart is pounding steadily, a mixture of sweat and water dripping from my chin. I feel alive as ever – strong, solid, impenetrable. I repeat my mantra, “You can’t stop me!” over and over again (Andy…

Seasons

Spring is finally in full swing! It actually has been for a few weeks but I am just coming up for air from the tidal wave of chaos that this season brings.  Prepping the garden, planting flowers, laying mulch, spring cleaning the house, oh, and raising baby chickens, has kept our heads spinning around our…

Keeping the Balance

It has been over a week since I have been able to sit down and write. Life has my head spinning a bit right now and despite getting adequate sleep, I feel tired. There are exciting things going on. We’ve completed our chicken coop, are prepping the garden for planting and baseball is in full…

Intention

I would imagine, that anyone who blogs, like myself, enjoys to write. All of these thoughts swirling through our head can find a home on paper. Jotted down in lyrical testaments expressing our inner most feelings outlined through the day. I often find my mind drifting to the reasons beyond. Why do things happen? How…

Eternal Perspective

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit…

An Open Window

It recently occurred to me that I have an infatuation with windows.  I happen to notice them wherever I am.  A large mosaic window gleaming streams of color into a church, a large bay window on the front of a cottage when I am driving down the street, or, most notably, those old rusty panned…