Weekend Reflection: Praise

Tahaa, Leeward Islands, Society Archipelago, French Polynesia. 2004. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights! 2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! 3 Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! 4 Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens! 5 Let them […]

Weekend Reflection: Imperfect Beauty

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth. Psalm 50:2 (NASB) Shhh. It’s the weekend. Remove your shoes and step into the stillness. Stop by Sandra Heska King’s place for Still Saturday. Then visit at Lisha Epperson’s Give Me Grace. You’ll join us, yes? It’s rest and refreshment–your very own tranquil retreat. And […]

When We Went Down to the River to Pray

[From the archives. I’m on my way back to the river today.] And Talk. And Sing. And Eat. And Rest. Sunday night, late, my dear husband picked me up at LAX. He even parked the car and came inside to meet me at the baggage claim, which I  claim as a love offering. So how was […]

Resolved to Broaden Your Horizons? Here’s Help

Guam in Winter New Year, New You?  I’m easing back into my “real life” after visiting my daughter and her family over Christmas. On Guam. I enjoyed the slower pace that results from honoring small childrens’ napping requirements. Or maybe it’s the parents of small children who require the children to nap. I luxuriated  in […]

The Topknot and the Tackle Box

  A Parable of the Open Hand Once upon a time, a woman kept her cosmetics in a tackle box. A train case seemed boldly self-indulgent. No, a good, sturdy tackle box was just the thing. It had taken seven years of healing for her to dare to dream again of beauty.  The tackle box, somehow, eased […]