A Blessed Easter!

The sun always rises.  Slowly.  Quietly. Sometimes amidst rain.  Sometimes amidst wind.  Sometimes covered by clouds. But slowly, quietly, the sun always rises and shatters the darkness. God always comes to us.  Sometimes quietly.  Other times through a cacophony of unexpected events and “life turned upside down” experiences that stop us in our tracks.  ButContinue reading “A Blessed Easter!”

God’s Glorious Contrary Ways

Who’d ever put treasure in frail jars of clay? Come to us in our failure not strength, Choose the weakest and least, The discarded, not kings, Recruit from the gutter for His family? Who’d take objects of scorn: Vile cross, crown of thorns, And die to slay death, Conquer hell, sin and grave? Who’d pickContinue reading “God’s Glorious Contrary Ways”

Light Always Breaks Through

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,” even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139: 11&12 Today is Good Friday, the day on which we remember the crucifixion ofContinue reading “Light Always Breaks Through”

Maundy Thursday

  What is Jesus dying for? “Doesn’t anyone want to listen to my story?” If we do listen, If we do hear, Our hearts break at His sacrifice at how disappointed   He must be at how our deafness binds us. If we do listen, If we do hear, Grace and courage might save us.Continue reading “Maundy Thursday”

One of those places…

This is a picture of my silhouette at West Lake in Hangzhou, China.  For many, this is a place on their bucket list and is listed in the book, A 1,000 Places to see Before you Die.  For many centuries, this lake has inspired a nation and many artists and poets have created masterworks with theContinue reading “One of those places…”

From the Cocoon

Kintsugi:  “The art of precious scars” Kin = Golden Tsugi = Joinery   I was doubly blest recently not only to have attended the Marble Women’s Retreat, but also to have shared that powerful weekend with my mother.   She happens to be a talented quilter with a vision for truth.  At the retreat, I hadContinue reading “From the Cocoon”

Rainbow…

12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earthContinue reading “Rainbow…”

Cloud Angel

“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.” -Psalm 91:11-12 “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the placeContinue reading “Cloud Angel”

Draw the Circle Wide

This is a picture of hands in a circle at one of our retreats several years ago.  We all have temporary tattoos of butterflies and hearts on our arms.  Though we all have different colors of skin, we are united in the transformative spirit of growth and support at this retreat. It reminds me ofContinue reading “Draw the Circle Wide”

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