faith · family · life

there is a season

Seems I’ve been MIA the last few weeks.  We have had a steady stream of visitors this summer…and more to come in the weeks ahead.  We’ve also made a trip to Ontario this month and one the previous month.  We don’t usually travel in the summer, as that’s our busy time, but we actually made…… Continue reading there is a season

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth…… Continue reading i am holding on

art · faith · joy in the everyday · life

joy in the everyday ~ romans 15:30

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13 Hope.  Joy.  Peace.  Isn’t it interesting that these words walk together in the same passage? Hope:  expectation, trust Joy:  gladness, calm delight, state of well-being…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ romans 15:30

faith · family · life

tell him…he knows anyway

Sometimes praying is fearsome. Huh?  “Isn’t prayer supposed to be comforting…you know ease our burdens?” you may ask. Well that is most often the case.  After all, we know that God is good.  He knows our struggles and our needs.  We are told to “cast our cares on Him for He cares for us.”(1 Peter…… Continue reading tell him…he knows anyway

faith · family · life · special days

june bugs and hard days

June bugs.  I don’t especially appreciate these nasty bugs who seem to fly without any direction or purpose into my window and worse…into my person. They’re pesky.  Annoying.  But not the worst that June has to offer.  Like early spring, June can be a difficult time for me as it is yet another reminder of…… Continue reading june bugs and hard days