Category Archives: Grace Gifts

The true measure of love

Today I sit in the stillness, finally alone with my heart in the hush of November’s gloaming. The days are getting shorter.  The nights colder.  The landscape is brown and winter is coming.  It is not the time for planting, … Continue reading

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Watercolor . . .

I have always been impressed by my friends who could create art–people like Amy.  I have also thought that “creating art” was an esoteric gift for those privileged few who had a certain instinct. Then a few months ago, my … Continue reading

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The Empty Screen

Here I sit at an empty screen.  It has been a while since I’ve posted.  In that space of time, I’ve been at once busy and quiet, full and empty.  At times I have felt as if I have nothing … Continue reading

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Tokens

Just this from Spurgeon today: “The fair earth is full of tokens of God’s presence.” And this from the Word: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, … Continue reading

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Thankful . . .

Here we are in November, rounding the turn toward a stark and leafless season.  Yet, in the middle of it, we take a deep breath.  We linger long and we softly speak “selah,” returning praise and thanks to the Giver … Continue reading

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Samuel

(This post is a few weeks late, as it took me a while to get photos of Sam.) October 22 I remember that September morning.  It was one of those clean fall days with blue skies and sunshine.  One of … Continue reading

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Safe

In Colorado, the rivers swell.  There is a flood.  A town is washed away. In Washington, a man is on a rampage.  It is a perverse precipitation, a rain of bullets. And all this in our own borders.  Do we … Continue reading

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A New Day

Welcome to your new day!  There are words of life to be read, and said, and lived! There are hands that need holding, arms that need enfolding. There are mouths to be fed and souls to be led. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Beauty

I had a few errands to run yesterday.  The first stop was Rachel’s classroom at the middle school.  Anna came along. I was chatting with a teacher and Anna made herself busy by the door.  She was working with words, … Continue reading

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The Last One — {Five Minute Friday}

Someone had to be the littlest.  The last.  Oh how she struggles with being the baby of the family. Not only is she the youngest, but she’s also a bit petite for her age.  She wants to be big. Of … Continue reading

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