Thankful for…

electricity! a near miss (and the men with chainsaws who came to clean up the mess) cool nights help with the house family stories, old and new gifts from guests homegrown tomatoes water new honeybees Advertisements

Thankful for…

safe travels road trip sing-alongs with the Statler brothers photo fun with family the scent of dried sweet clover and herbs in the summer attic green tomatoes a little cucumber time for repentance houseguests brothers and sisters

Thoughts on a Friday

The incarnation of the Father’s freedom calls us beyond admiration to transformation. … To know [Christ] is to be transformed by what one knows. –Brennan Manning in Reflections for Ragamuffins

Playing catch up

I’ve been adding to the list but haven’t had time to get photos in and publish anything for a few weeks, so, finally, here’s what I’m thankful for lately: dew drops rain blue skies and sunshine nasturtium vines cheery red geraniums nectarines and blueberries a pink hollyhock among the lilies cucumber blossoms wild daisies baby…

Giving thanks for…

garden-fresh strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus birdsong in the morning, afternoon, and evening rain breakfast smoothies back porch weather the sweet scent of iris in bloom tomato blossoms a mini-vacation AND a longer stay-cation  😉 a garage-sale microwave and flip-flops

Thoughts on a Friday

Real work, whether it involves making babies or poems, hamburger or holiness, is not self-expression, but its very opposite. Real workers, skilled workers, practice negative capability – the suppression of self so that the work can take place on its own. St. John the Baptist’s “I must decrease, but he must increase” is embedded in…

Thankful for…

a beautiful Easter sunrise Easter dinner leftovers for lunches a great egg-dyeing evening happy people tulips back porch weather sprouting seeds interesting conversations clean dishes

On the road…

There are those hours, days, weeks, and seasons when it seems that all in you is chaff and dross, when you long for the grain to “lie, sheer and clear” but you begin to doubt that there’s any grain under there at all.  And yet  day after day Jesus calls us to take up our…

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… good chocolate sunshine daffodils, hyacinths, and dwarf iris travel safety the marvels of air travel the amazing mystery of how checked luggage arrives at the same destination that you do frozen leftovers a job seeing far away family the church lettuce and radish sprouts

Lenten Thanksgiving

Thankful for… chocolate!  (and Chocolove)  😉 an unexpected visitor leftovers examples of faithfulness being able to share a pay check

So much to love…

I’ve got to confess that I’ve probably watched this video waaaay too many times in the last few days. It’s just the most recent episode of me spending too much time on YouTube with music videos in languages I don’t speak (although this time the song is in English; the previous episode centered on this…

Lenten Thanksgiving

Grateful for… these words this song spring flowers Girl Scout cookies corn and potatoes the U.S. Postal Service snow sprouting bulbs a walk to the library taxes done!