Abound in Hope

Abound in Hope

Don't be afraid to look ahead Don’t be afraid to dream There's still hope in the unseen. Maybe you can't see it with your eyes Maybe you're caught up in all of the lies But in hope we'll see We'll realize  The future bests the days behind.  Don't be afraid to take a chance There's [...]

Plowing Ahead

Plowing Ahead

We use the term "plowing ahead" to say that we are continuing to do something difficult or unsuccessful without resistance. Or as Paul the Apostle would put it, we press on toward the goal.  What was Paul's goal? It was a deeper relationship with Christ. As I think about plowing ahead two things come to [...]

Transformation

Transformation

Even the caterpillar must spread its wings It can't stay a chrysalis  It must be changed. Does it resist? Does it cling to its cocoon? No, It seems to embrace that change is good news. It knows the way forward  Is both beauty and peace Just as the follower who trusts and seeks For when the [...]

The Pines

The Pines

Do the Pines pine for days gone by When their leaves turn brown from the bite of plight? Do they look back longingly at stolen days When life becomes a desolate haze? Or do they hang on tight As they look ahead To better ways and days instead? You can't go back But you can [...]

Honesty and Waves

Honesty and Waves

I thought I deleted this first poem. Why? I believed it wasn't good enough. More so because it's so honest. Too honest. Then I was praying one morning, and I used the words "sinking like a stone." Immediately this poem came to my mind. I regretted deleting it, but then I remembered it was probably [...]

F(l)ight Songs #4

F(l)ight Songs #4

On Saturday morining I was struggling to focus on God. I stopped blogging on the weekends so I could make a distraction free effort to get close to Him. This is how we followers of Christ recharge and find our lift. I've never struggled so much to do this. I don't like it, so I [...]

Grace Abounds

Grace Abounds

What do you think of my weeds!? They have grown much more since I took this photo. It's taken a week to tell you all all about my weekend, but we have almost made it! If messaging Ronda on Sunday wasn't enough to fill me with hope, having a game of Words with Friends as [...]

Walking and Talking

Walking and Talking

Not to be confused with "Walkie-talkieing." Although... The above photo reveals the shoe of champions. No, really, they're called "Champions." I had such an amazing weekend. However, I didn't realize that it had gone so swimmingly until late Sunday afternoon. I've got some stories for you this week! Saturday morning I woke feeling emotionally flat. [...]

Hope…

Hope…

My thoughts are all over the place. I'm having such a hard time figuring out where to begin. I guess the begining is a good place to start, right? This was our first trip together. We had only been married a year. A family reunion called us into the great outdoors and beyond our own [...]