A Journey of Intent

“That could have gone better!”  Have you ever uttered those words out loud or to yourself?  I did recently when something didn’t go as expected. Disappointment and self-doubt crept in, and I was beating myself up. Our own self-talk can be the worst.  I could have done better and was irritated. I was getting sucked into …

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Reflection & Anticipation #1

Thank you. Two small words meant to embody thoughts, sentiments, and more gratitude than I can ever express or understand. Yet each day I wake up with these two words in my mind.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!    His faithful love endures forever. ~1 Chronicles 16:34            Give thanks snow

This verse is closest to giving voice to my feelings, emotions and sense of appreciation. God has been and ever will be faithful to me.  My response is to continually give him my thanks.

However, those two tiny words seem so insignificant given the scope of all I have been given, especially this year:

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Thankful In

A squeal of delight escaped my lips.  The double holiday issue of my favorite cooking magazine had arrived!  If you love to cook like I do, Thanksgiving and the holidays are a treat.  I plan, prep, tweak old favorites and try new creations each year.  But in the bustle of planning, shopping and cooking, one …

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Just Pray

Frustration.  My fairly free day of organizing and planning quickly turned into more responsibilities being added onto my already full plate.  I tried not to be crabby at my family, since it wasn’t their fault and if I’m snappish then they are too. But I was very, very frustrated.  My daughter asked if I was …

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A Lasting Legacy

It rips a jagged, raw and throbbing hole.  It hurts to think, function and breathe.  You don’t understand, you don’t know how to move forward and you don’t know what to do next.  But you put one foot in front of the other and move on. If you have ever lost anyone you love deeply, …

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