Category: blessings

Don’t go changin’…

Don’t go changin’… That’s what got me singing: Don’t go changing, to try and please me You never let me down before Don’t imagine you’re too familiar And I don’t see you anymore I would not leave you in times of trouble We never…

I could have earned 50 cents. Maybe a dollar.

When I was little, my grandmother would offer me a quarter if I would sit still for 5 minutes. Yes, she knew her money was safe. But this morning, in the quiet and the dappled sunshine, I would have earned four shiny quarters. When…

Rain

Worth repeating this song on my blog again… because sometimes there are days we need to be reminded that life is NOT all puppy dogs, butterflies and rainbows. And God is still there, standing beside us in the struggle, and fortifying our hope and…

Video blogging

Some slight technical difficulties (my ignorance on converting files!) but I think we are ready to roll. The video blog is actually two videos in one. The first part uses Jennifer Knapp’s song “Peace” to express how I find a deep sense of joy…

RevGalBlogPals: A Birthday Carnival!

Teri over at Revgals writes: Happy Birthday to us, Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday dear RevGals, happy birthday to us! That’s right, this week is the birthday of RevGalBlogPals. We’re eight! It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years since the comment-conversation that…

Our Babes are Growing Up…

Last week we had a family reunion. It’s the first time in (we don’t know how many) years that everyone was together — spouses, kids… It was WAY, way overdue and a wonderful weekend. One of the fun things we did was stage a…

A true SMH moment…

We moved The Johnnie home from college today. Well, correction. We moved her STUFF home… The Johnnie stayed behind. Tomorrow she will be watching her friends graduate. (She graduates NEXT year!) And then a group of them will be heading to the beach. It…

Living in the aftermath of Christmas

I’ve had a lazy morning. I’ve almost made it to noon and haven’t changed out of my PJs. Everyone here at the hacienda has had a lazy morning… even the cats. I know we needed it! It was time for a break from the…

Time it was…

Time it was, and what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, a time of confidences Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you… Yeah, the melancholia, post-holiday, give me sugar, let’s-bust-out-of-my-jeans-blues…

Reflecting on what hinders

This afternoon and evening I have been trying to write my weekly CPE reflection on what the week was like, where I learned, where I gained, and where I struggled. It was a hard week physically since I came into the week on much…

B is for…….

Continuing my alphabetic blogging of gratefulness… today’s letter is B… Beards… well, specifically, one beard. Belonging to my beloved spouse of 22 years. I’ve never known him without one. I love him and his beardliness! Beth… a caring, ready-for-God’s-next-big-thing, 18-year old. Proud of you,…

Grace falling like rain…

I have a sense of God’s love washing over me… in ways that I did not expect today. It’s busy. It’s almost so busy it’s frantic. But love and peace are falling down on my head, in an almost overwhelming way… Why is that?…

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