Surprised by Joy

He wanted to be married to a Christ-follower. That was me.   Yesterday, September 13, was a day to remember and celebrate. It was five years ago on September 13, 2013 that Jim asked me to marry him. I was surprised, yet not so surprised that he popped the question. There was a feeling about him when we met for coffee that first face-to-face meeting. We met online first. I liked his profile. He liked mine. There were questions asked on...

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September Mug Tales

  I’m a mug snob.   We moved to a new month on Saturday. September. For fun, I decided I’d photograph a different mug where I’d been in the past.  I’m a mug snob. I wouldn’t choose a metal or plastic cup unless that’s all there was. I love my mug collection. Each morning Jim surprises me with a different mug filled with French roasted coffee. Here’s my selection from this week:     Yukon Territory,...

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Consider the Lily

I resist change.

There has been sadness in my life lately, not so much directly to me, but closer than I want. Good friends have died, a friend will be experiencing loss very soon, someone’s health has changed and there are challenges in those changes. Each time I hear of a loss, I have a clutch in my heart. Will I be next? Will I have to say goodbye again?…….

I’m going to leave–try anyway–those things that are completely out of my hands to the Maker of life–and death–and illness–and growing–and change.

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For Jane

    I’m up for the challenge, but that’s not what’s on my mind today….   My heart is heavy this morning. I’ve just completed a whirlwind four days at a writer’s conference where I was challenged in many ways. I met new friends and renewed old ones too. I was stimulated to try something different. What I thought was a good idea needs to be expanded and needs lots more work. I’m thinking about back...

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Waning Summer

It will come no matter what   We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in the Pacific NW. There have been fires throughout California, British Columbia, and Washington State. With the fires, bring smoky skies that shadow the bright summer sun.  The haze has been from the fires, but I sense an autumn haze in the air. I feel sad that fall is coming. I’ve been that way all my life. Feeling sad when a season is coming to a close. But once I...

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It Was Great!

It was a wonderful cruise….   We had a wonderful cruise. We are right now moving slowly through traffic driving home to Vancouver from Seattle. I will post some photos next time.   Entertainment, food, and family…   Our time together as a family was so good. Nightly, we ate our meal together, with reports about what we’d done during the day. We were entertained by lovely music, a superb ice skating show, gorgeous scenery, and...

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