Grace in the Dark


It's getting darker. Each day we lose a little of the light that brightens these golden Autumn afternoons. There's a shiver that comes to all of us who love the light and find the shorter days harder to swallow.  And while we're short on light in our days, we're missing it in our world too. It's there in every turn of the channel and smudged in black ink on the pages of our newspapers. Dark. And what do we do when  the dark comes in waves and covers our world with gunfire, trafficking, … [Continue reading]

Table Grace

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Often, getting ready for church begins with this; Because we begin around a table. I love the preparation and the gathering in, most times. There are days when I am so far behind I sigh deeply as I straighten up this living space and struggle with the fact that five of us live wholeheartedly in this house and it shows! But not today. Today I am deep in thought as I fill the crockpot  in anticipation of hungry friends. I am thankful for our group. Thankful for these gifts of grace we share … [Continue reading]

When Heaven Applauds…


The weekend was full of good things... and I'm tired which explains yesterdays silence. Ah, but Grace. For all of us. For the days we can't and the moments when we need to stop, re-group, rest. Maybe we all need some encouragement today, which is what I was thinking yesterday when I heard it again. I was stacking dishes and contemplating Thanksgiving leftovers. I leaned against the sink, remembering the first time the sound had touched my heart and what I'd written. So I went to my archives to … [Continue reading]

Gifts of Autumn Grace


I am more thankful than I have words to be celebrating this weekend. It's Thanksgiving here in this part of the world. There will be Turkey, family, pumpkins and craft shows. Reason upon reason to give thanks, a multitude of Autumn Grace gifts. It's a magnificent yet simple proclamation of all things Autumn! We have so much to do and only one weekend to fit it all in, which is why I decided to re-post something today that I published several years ago. This creative outlet, spilling words onto … [Continue reading]

Beautiful Grace…


Walking with you in everyday grace,   … [Continue reading]

Downpours of Grace…


It's been raining here the last couple of days. I watched from an upstairs window while the late afternoon sun slid behind gray, billowing clouds and ushered in the rain. Autumn rain. There's a difference in the rain that falls in the seasons. Summer rain here can be laid back, lazy. It arrives in the midst of humidity and sometimes throws a tantrum complete with lightning and thunder. It keeps things from completely expiring in our hot, humid climate.  Spring rain is always brisk and … [Continue reading]