Amy Carmichael, missionary to India once said, “In acceptance lies peace.” I truly believe that. When I need to feel great peace, I get very still, pray, and listen. Somehow, God ALWAYS makes it clear to me that deep inside of me, below the crashing turmoil and waves of the pressures around me, there lies a PEACE and a Calm to which I can retreat.… Read More The Great Escape
At the least beautiful moments of my life, I have been encouraged by strangers. Embarrassing times. Times when I feel that I have utterly failed. One such stranger uttered a small phrase, “This too, shall pass.”… Read More Unsuspected Encouragement
“Anyone can hold the helm when the Sea is calm,” my Grandmother May told me as we gathered the tomatoes and cucumbers for that night’s Dinner Salad.
I was 8 years old, spending a week with my Great Grandmother in Paw Paw, West Virginia during summer break.
Rising earlier in December has allowed me to accomplish FAR more than I ever knew I could, and has allowed a PEACE in my Soul because I am able to do those things in an uninterrupted atmosphere. … Read More Stretching Time in December
These are the reasons I must almost always have blue in any scene. Now you know the secret of my heart.
… Read More Let Nature Inspire
George Washington said, “Labor to keep alive in your breast that spark of celestial fire called a Conscience.” I try to be very careful in all I think and do, but sometimes I get off track and I become down on myself, feeling shame and guilt for things that really are not appropriate to me. … Read More That Spark of Celestial Fire called a Conscience