Tag: faith

Porch Pacing Prayer

March 30, 2021 It’s late or maybe it’s early. I lay in an unfamiliar bed staring at the full moon through the upstairs window. Shadows dance as my husband snores and I try to rest. Because I’m bone weary tired like I’ve never been… Continue Reading “Porch Pacing Prayer”

What fog is teaching me

It’s been three months and the Twilight Zone theme song still rings in my ears. I’m still not sure how one minute your morning alarm sounds weird to standing in your yard watching as friends and family comb through the ashes of what’s left… Continue Reading “What fog is teaching me”

A Call to show up

The season of Lent begins and I take the challenge of a blogger to pray the promises of God. It seems I’ve lost a bit of my passion when it comes to praying for things that are left unanswered. Surely you’ve been there too?… Continue Reading “A Call to show up”

Return

It all began Thanksgiving break when my hubby and I traveled to see his family in their Illinois hometown. In an effort to stay outside in the fresh air the two youngest nieces and I took a walk through the neighborhood. We set out… Continue Reading “Return”

Warning signs

Two trucks, two boats, and one four runner all packed with the seven of us and two dogs. Not to mention the loads of stuff we’ve brought for the journey. We traveled north on four lane roads for most of the trip. But the… Continue Reading “Warning signs”

Road to Epiphany

The story of Christ’s birth often feels as if it all happens in a few short hours. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem and Jesus is born. Shepherds and kings arrive shortly after to worship the newborn King. By December 26 all is finished… Continue Reading “Road to Epiphany”

advent’s waiting

She toddled in with her momma , and I peeked around the corner of the shelf to say hello. She frowned and I stepped back with a comment, “Maybe my mask scared her.” Her momma replied, “If this keeps on going she won’t remember… Continue Reading “advent’s waiting”

Letting Go

My pastor told the story of a man falling off a cliff and grabbing a branch. As he held on for dear life, the man cried out to God, and God said, “Trust me. Let go.” I’m not sure how the story turned out,… Continue Reading “Letting Go”

thank-full

Most years I gather twigs from the yard and place them in a vase with scattered paper leaves for writing things I’m thankful for. This is the season I practice thanksgiving but it is more than just a season, it’s a discpline. A few… Continue Reading “thank-full”

Morning Star

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”–Revelation 22:16 This name for Jesus stumps me. I sit and wait and wonder. What does it mean? I turn… Continue Reading “Morning Star”