Daddy, Will You Dance With Me?

Daddy, Will You Dance With Me?

Grief sneaks up when we least expect it. Memories fill our mind and our heart aches with the desire for physical presence once again. I am learning to allow grief to wash over me knowing that the act is cleansing, renewing and healing. The times of remembering will...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Weary

Sabbath Offerings ~ Weary

Tap, tap, tap! I hit my pen against the table. Click, click, click! The cap of the pen flips off and on in a steady rhythm. Impatience, frustration and sometimes weariness takes on a life of its own via my pen. The journey requires patience in the waiting and a...

The Lake Path ~ Rediscovering Life’s Purpose

The Lake Path ~ Rediscovering Life’s Purpose

A walk along a path bordering a lake granted glimpses of sunshine and new life. Robins flitted among the tree branches. Blue jays wrestled playfully in the grass. Green buds began their unfurling toward Spring. Each creature, bloom and blade of grass reached skyward...

Sabbath Offerings ~ You’re Blessed

Sabbath Offerings ~ You’re Blessed

For the past few weeks, I shared Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and the words of the Beatitudes. Jesus lovingly sat on a hillside with His disciples and left them with the promises and truth of the Beatitudes. He began with you're blessed when and ended each truth with...

Five Minute Friday ~ Abandon

Five Minute Friday ~ Abandon

Sometimes you are lucky enough to find a community that feels just like the place you want to hang out. You know when you visit that it feels like home and once there you don't want to leave. It's the feeling you get when you sit across the table from a friend with...

God’s Kingdom Work

God’s Kingdom Work

As a young girl my favorite fairly tale was Cinderella. Her rags to riches story captivated my imagination and her happy ending brought many happy dreams growing up. Cinderella displayed a positive attitude in the midst of the hardships bestowed on her from her step...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Cooperate

Sabbath Offerings ~ Cooperate

What's your news feed like these days? Do you leave your social media feeling warm and fuzzy or ready to pull your hair out? I struggle with the negativity that runs like a current through my newsfeed. I intentionally choose to limit my time on Facebook, which is...

Choosing Care-full to Know I’m Cared For

Choosing Care-full to Know I’m Cared For

I am a people watcher. I observe, listen and learn from the people around me. Growing up, all of the women in my life--my mom, aunts, and ladies at church--showed me examples of serving others. These women put the other people in their life first before they took care...

Hope for the Future

Hope for the Future

On a sunny day in June, I walked through the doors of the school for the last time. I paused on the sidewalk with my arms filled with one last load of memories. Glancing quickly over my shoulder, I walked the final twenty feet to my car. I piled the last few things...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Inside World

Sabbath Offerings ~ Inside World

I'm mixing up the order of the Beatitudes just a bit this week because number six fit my Sunday Sabbath Offerings post better. Before we dig into the Beatitude, here are two questions for you. What does your inside world look like right now? How do you align your...

Working Up An Appetite

Working Up An Appetite

Years ago, I went to dinner with a friend at a well-known steakhouse restaurant in town. Walking into the restaurant, the host greeted us and then treated us like royalty. No time was wasted in seating us at a table by the window as our server gave us his full...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Contentment

Sabbath Offerings ~ Contentment

Do you love yourself? When you look in the mirror, do you smile at the person looking back at you? Does life leave you with a feeling of contentment more often than not? I have a beautiful photo from my parents' wedding day that depicts the reflection of my mom...

Five Minute Friday ~ Weak

Five Minute Friday ~ Weak

Sometimes you are lucky enough to find a community that feels just like the place you want to hang out. You know when you visit that it feels like home and once there you don't want to leave. It's the feeling you get when you sit across the table from a friend with...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Loss has hit me hard the past several years. A piece of my heart broke off when my parents passed away and when my full nest became empty. A job change or retirement adds to the feeling of emptiness that comes with loss. Sometimes you never fully recover the broken...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Beatitudes

Sabbath Offerings ~ Beatitudes

Growing up I sang a song in church that proclaimed the words of the Beatitudes. The words rhythmically flowed as each line began with “Blessed are you”. As I sang the words, peace seemed to enter reassuring me that I somehow could live out these words in my own life....

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