When Love Rides In; Believing The Promise

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Eliah lifted his face toward the sun, already risen and beginning to bake the city of Jerusalem. Seated in his place by the side of the road, he could hear the comings and goings of the city’s inhabitants. Although he had been blind from birth, his other heightened senses, had made him privy to information that was lost to those who could see. Each morning as he sat and listened to Jerusalem shake off sleep and begin the day, he prayed. And today was no different. Levi’s shout of greeting … [Continue reading]

When you weren’t expecting it… Hope in a hammock

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It wasn't what we'd planned. We dreamt of warm water and a lazy weekend by the pool. I packed a bag with more books than we could possibly read in two short days, but just in case and depending on what we felt like. When cold and snow grip tight and winter seems longer than its ever been, the best Christmas gift is a two night stay in a hotel, compliments of our four. And we drove off into the weekend after work two weeks ago Friday, dreaming of a little warmth and smiling like two kids on a … [Continue reading]

When You Pick Up a Trust Stone~The simple truth in letting go

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{These Lenten stone posts having been sitting in the archives, so I'm dusting them off, adding and subtracting. I'm finding them good for my heart, and hopefully they are for yours as well. Blessings.} There are many things I wish I could do. I have been known to wish for a magic wand or a transporter.  Something that would help me change the past, fix broken relationships, speed up my healing and (while I'm at it and because it's a magic wand) clean the bathroom for me :) With the exception … [Continue reading]

Do you wonder about her? {A Courage Stone}

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 {These Lenten stone posts having been sitting in the archives, so I'm dusting them off, adding and subtracting. I'm finding them good for my heart, and hopefully they are for yours as well. Blessings.} How is your Lenten journey? Where have your steps led you? What do the footprints look like that you are leaving? Some of you are finding literal stones to carry with you these days, and some are using virtual stones, and beautiful reminders. I am loving the Lent 2015 photo a day challenge. … [Continue reading]

A Stone of Hope

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 In the quiet of this first week of Lent, I have found myself wanting to walk with the weight of stones in my pocket.  This is the journey I love most. Because the footprints we left in Advent, they were just the beginning. There is more, so much more! And this path, these heart-rending steps... they change everything! What does it look like to journey to the cross... in the arms of Love? I want to walk again, picking up the Lenten reminder stones and I want to see them  in the light of … [Continue reading]

Forty Days…

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They caught my eye as I was leaving the store. I stood beside the rack for a moment to inhale deeply and and sigh in delight. Organized in rows, I ran my fingers over the packets and delighted in their return. Seed packets. Little envelopes filled with the promise of Spring and the hope of growth, life and sweet Kale! There are feet (yes, feet) of snow piled high in the driveway. Solidly, silently, the white banks brave the bitter winds and crazy cold temperatures. Icicles hang from the eaves … [Continue reading]