Gravitating in GRAY

GRAY       GRAY   GRAY    GRAY   GRAY    GRAY Have you ever been convinced to take a journey of awareness yet wanted to ignore it in hopes that the inevitable would just fade away?  Most of my life I have been skirting around the edge of such a journey—one I knew would be uncomfortable.  Read More…

In His Image

A couple of weeks ago while exercising at the YMCA, I met a young Asian woman who was doing the splits perfectly.  Both legs were flat on the floor–one leg in back of her and one in front.  This feat caught my attention because I have never been able to do the splits perfectly, much Read More…

A Donkey, A Cross…An Empty Tomb

Holy Week passes on leading to a glorious Easter Day—a reminder of what Jesus did—His sacrifice, His death—and most importantly that He won the battle, defeating death.  Through Christ’s sacrifice, God supplied all that Jesus would need to accomplish the journey to the Resurrection, and He did it by using common, everyday objects. A donkey Read More…

Broken Distractions

  O Lord, my mind is jumbled right now. I have trouble focusing on the most mundane chores which seem obscure.  My heart is disarrayed with turn of events that seem like nightmares—unexpected and harsh.   My spirit is burdened with a desire for restoration.  It’s as if the faces of brokenness keep flashing before me, Read More…

Year of Intrigue

2018 – already in full swing and leaving me behind — the resolutions I should have set in motion… the plans to change my reaction to everyday distractions… the fresh start that inspired me to dream big dreams. A new year…a fresh beginning…new resolutions…renewed commitments…anticipation for a changed life and better results—what great intentions.  Then Read More…

Banish the Rush! Walk to the Manger…

Banish the Rush! Eliminate hurry!  But there’s places to go, people to see, things to do!   The Christmas season is in full swing–time to gear up, get your running shoes on, and face the crowds.  Rush, rush, rush…house to decorate, cards to send, cookies to bake, gifts to wrap, parties to attend…wait a minute…too Read More…

HEART FULL

The horn of plenty–just a woven basket–empty and meaningless unless it is filled.  A traditional Thanksgiving symbol of harvest’s bounty, cornucopias have always amazed me–their horn-like shape, open to hold displays of winter squash, pumpkins, multi-colored ears of corn; their cascade of fall colors tumbling out, symbolizing abundance–the horn of plenty running over. Although founded Read More…

Trusting Through the Fog

God reaching out to me in unexpected ways still catches me off guard.  I love that about the greatness of our God.  It can be the simplest of moments when He gets my attention and changes my thought pattern, letting me know afresh that His presence is constantly there for me. On a foggy morning Read More…