Advent's over and Christmas is in full swing and a thought has been niggling at the back of my brain for weeks. Years probably. Throughout this entire Advent season for sure. The tune Santa Clause is Coming to Town has been that ear worm driving the niggling. Why, oh why? Ear worms often make no sense … Continue reading niggling at the back of my head
Here we are still in the throes of the 12 days of Christmas. My sweetie and I are finishing up Christmas cards. (As of this post - they are done and in the mail) I'm planning out the next few days that I have here at home to do some quilt "work" related stuff. Stuff … Continue reading Journey into 2015
The other day a friend asked what my sweetie and I are doing for Christmas, what are our traditions, how do we celebrate the birth of our Lord? For the first fifteen years of our marriage we were involved in Church ministry so the people we served were the priority. We spent Christmas Eve (always) and … Continue reading Christmas Traditions
sometimes I sit in front of this computer and feel something of a fraud yearning to really trust in the grace and mercy of God and sometimes behaving as though I've got my sh*t together in a way that is not the kindest toward others or towards myself. I long to be just that kind … Continue reading One final 2014 Pondering moment
It's Advent. A time of waiting, quietude, expectancy. It's hard to walk quietly through Advent and not anticipate too much what comes next. Christmas is in our faces from late summer/early fall. "Christmas! Christmas! Time is here!" When I wrote Come to the Quiet, about grief it was just a few days shy of the … Continue reading Giving thought to Emotions and Difficult Times
Gaudete! We all know the story of the Prodigal Son. The younger kid asks for his inheritance in advance. Goes off for however long to live it up, spending his money on all the wine, women & song he can with whatever he has. When it's all gone and his friends have then abandoned him, … Continue reading Who Knows?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ODSx0UfAcA You may have noticed I like to think a lot. The last few days I've been thinking about and dealing with a bout of grief. Grief happens when it does. There is no rhyme or reason. Sometimes it nibbles at my toes like gentle waves while I stand at the edge of the ocean; … Continue reading Come to the Quiet
Forever Reign Hillsong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au3EGgISYMc You are good, You are good When there's nothing good in me You are love, You are love On display for all to see You are light, You are light When the darkness closes in You are hope, You are hope You have covered all my sin You are peace, You … Continue reading enjoy the music