It kind of hit me out of nowhere, this empty feeling. Like all of the joy and excitement had drained away like a tub of water. I expect it the day after Christmas. When December 26 rolls around, there has been such a building up of weeks of anticipation. The world looks different everywhere your […]
Cultivating A Heart of Thanksgiving.
Every November the landscape changes just a bit. I’m not talking about how the trees start to shed their glorious leaves but rather the fabric of our thoughts and conversations start to alter. We begin to share the things we are thankful for on social media. We talk about abundance of food, family and good […]
What Does Courage Look Like?
The trees on my morning walk are changing. The last of the bright red leaves are bravely clinging to their branches, while the ground is covered in every autumn hue. With each gust of wind they rain down, a fresh blanket for my feet to crush in the passing. As the […]
How To Find Peace During the Holidays, Or Any Day.
Sitting on a chaise lounge wrapped in the fluffiest robe you can imagine, sipping on hot tea and gazing out the window at beautiful evergreen trees. Their spiny tips crammed full of clusters of pine cones. I drag in a deep shaky breath and let out a huge sigh. Immediately my thoughts start […]
Come Away With Me On A Walk To Remember
As Anne of Green Gables would say, “I’ve come to invite you on one of our old time rambles.” I wanted to invite you, dear readers, into the walk I took in the mountains today. How appropriate that the Lord would take me away to the mountains to be with him. Alan’s place. I […]
What Is Your Why?
Have you ever asked yourself why you are doing what you’re doing? Is it your passion? Is it something you fell into and chose by default? Did someone choose it for you? I’m just starting to let myself dream. I feel a bit guilty even typing that word, “Dream”. It feels […]
He Restores My Soul.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. There is no good thing that I lack. His provision is enough in life, in my circumstances, in my heart, and no matter how weary my soul may feel. He is more than enough! I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green […]
Why It’s Okay to Feel Sadness In the Midst of Hope.
I have been feeling something coming on. You know that feeling you have when you feel like your about to get a cold. Well, I had that this week but it wasn’t physical. I felt it deep in my spirit, in my heart. (This isn’t fun beloved. However I told you that I […]
The Work of Our Hands.
I passed by a little print in my bathroom this morning that I had propped up on a “vintage shelf” I got recently. As I read the words once again I marveled at how dear they were to me. When life has been chaotic, and if feels like not only has your apple […]
An Open Letter to My Readers.
Dear Readers, I needed to write you a short note and let you know how very dear you have become to my heart! Some of you have shared your story with me and commented on the words the Lord has given me to share. Some of you have just showed up to read […]