Apparently, when seen from above, rainbows are actually CIRCLES! Considering rainbows are noted as symbolizing the promise of God never to wipe out the earth with water again, it seems appropriate that it be a circle, like a ring: never-ending and unbroken, like promises are supposed to be… Continue reading “Rainbows are actually Full Circles!”
Today is a grey, rainy day. My home is a bit chilly and everyone is sleepy. In our spirits, we can experience “grey days”–and that may be putting it mildly. We can feel dark clouds of gloom, hopes dashed, spirits crushed, lonely in a deep pit. But like the grey day, somewhere in the sky there is the sun… Continue reading “The Stars are always Shining, Even if you Don’t See Them”
Apparently all that ‘dust’ on your fingers after touching a butterfly wing is actually individual scales, like fish scales. And each scale has a tip, imagine the base of a feather. What?! Continue reading “Makes no sense…Butterfly Wings”
Remember the glass elevator from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? In the end when Charlie wins the grandprize, Willy Wonka pushes the button and the elevator bursts through the factory roof, zooming through the air. What an unexpected, wild and wonderful freedom explosion! We may have ideas about how God is and how He might communicate with us, but, like that crazy glass elevator, I believe God, and our relationship with Him, can be much cooler than we could ever imagine… Continue reading “God’s Glass Elevator”
If you’ve ever been on a bike you know that slowing down too much can cause you to fall. You have to keep moving in order to keep steady. I think life can be like this–we keep moving forward, or we start to fall… Continue reading “Keep Moving Forward–Grace and Choices”
Makes no sense….the Hexagon on Saturn’s North Pole…
Check here for the stream from NASA-Cassini.
If you are waiting for the “right time”, or that “perfect moment”…it may never come. What happens if you go for it now?
Have you ever asked God: “if you love me so much, if you accept me so much, why are you trying to change me?” But what if He’s not trying to change us? Maybe we are being polished, like diamonds. A smudged diamond is still a diamond, but a little buffing makes it shine, and being a ‘brighter diamond’ will surely benefit others:
…my kids will benefit from me having more patience, strangers will benefit from me showing more kindness… I would benefit from extending more grace to myself …
In life we can experience seasons–physical, emotional and even spiritual. Sometimes we find ourselves in what feels like a ‘spiritual desert’ and can struggle and wonder when our change will come.
When I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child, Continue reading “Waiting for change? 3 things to Consider”
Yesterday I was on my bike for the first time since giving birth to my son. I passed a former patch of rotten, trash-ridden shrubs in my neighborhood. The municipality decided to remove pavement and make a new green space, but the foliage looked terrible Continue reading “Feeling like a Wasteland, but Beautiful as a Bride…”