Clouds Do Have Silver Linings!

Behind every cloud is a silver lining…         A phrase I have pondered many times….         Recently, its meaning has become very clear… We all are living under a cloud right now—the COVID – 19 …  a worldwide pandemic that holds in its grip uncertainties.  This cloud produces fear, confusion, indifference and new ways of doing life. Read More…

LIVING HOPE

     HOPE…I wake up welcoming hope into the waiting…I walk through my day searching for hope to replace doubts and fears…I fall asleep recognizing I need a fresh renewal of hope for tomorrow. Honestly, each one of us needs a double dose of hope…right now! Overnight, life as we know it is ever changing as Read More…

Power of HOPE

Spring in South Carolina bursts forth even when it’s seemingly too cold for rebirth.  Over the past few weeks, a variety of green shoots have emerged through the soil in the landscape areas around our home.  In particular, I have watched delicate grass-like stems slowly rise through the mulch around a tree in our backyard. Read More…

VISION PERFECT

I still remember the day I got my first pair of glasses.  I walked out of the optometrist’s office, looked at the trees lining the sidewalk and could see distinctly every leaf fluttering in the breeze.  Suddenly, my eyesight had gone from a minimal blur to 20/20 vision. What I failed to realize as a Read More…

Open Your Greatest Gift!

“May the light that entered the world that night cast its brilliance into the deepest corners of our souls this Christmas, giving us the peace on earth that the angels spoke of so long ago.”  Randy Kilgore God wrapped up the greatest gift we will ever receive years ago when a baby was born into Read More…

Be the ONE

Being grateful for the simple things in life, the ordinary events in life, the everyday run-of-the-mill routines…can be challenging at times. Life can be busy or situations too overwhelming.  This year’s Thanksgiving season reminded me that it is often being grateful in the little things that can turn my heart back to living out thankfulness…but Read More…

Hear the Voice That’s Above the Rest

The wind could be heard coming from afar.  It began as a gentle whisper but caught my attention while sitting on our deck.  Peering toward the north, I could sense the wind making its way toward me through the tall Colorado pines.  As the voice of the wind came closer, I looked up at the Read More…

When PRIDE Influences the Equation

Finding one perfect sand dollar thrilled me as my husband and I traipsed through the white sand near Navaare.  The sun was shining with warmth, yet a brisk wind reminded us that it was January even in Florida.   We skirted the ocean tides and meandered through stretches of sandbanks littered with the remains of ocean Read More…

Messages Hidden in Boxes

Stored boxes, not opened for six years, lined the walls in the garage.  Boxes, stacked high on one another, filled the bottom level of the townhouse.  Flattened boxes lay scattered throughout the rest of the house ready to be formed, taped, and packed with valuable possessions.  Boxes, boxes, boxes everywhere–just cardboard containers in various shapes Read More…