A Puzzle Until the Morning

Why try to figure it out tonight? I hold my puzzle pieces in outstretched hands to God. Lord, you gave me all that I have. These pieces, according to your perfect plan. I trust your perfect alignment. And Lord, I can wait until the morning. Advertisements

Watching Soup Happen

When I was a little girl, I used to go sit in the coat closet when my household or my siblings overwhelmed me. I didn’t feel frustrated or angry, I just needed a chill zone. I thought about that last night when I found myself watching a pot of boiling veggies and chicken become soup….

Early Snow

I woke up st 4. My alarm was set for 5:15. I got up at 6. My mind felt stacked with my complicated calendar, household budget and family dynamics. I moved through my wake-up routine, trying to sort and shake the heaviness of my mind. I walked out to put recycles in the receptacle and…

Living with a Purpose

I’m on the Bolt Bus, heading down to Philly. In my mind, I’ve been thinking that I’m running away from home. Leaving my kids and husband behind. The idea of a 24 hour hang with two of my best-best friends, is like water for a woman’s thirsty soul. The bus was in stop and go…

Any Given Day

There’s beauty. There are blessings. Look for it each day. God’s reflection is there for us on any given day. Looked up from my mobile emails, just in time to look out the window, as the train blew by the Bear Mountain Bridge. Captured pictures two days in a row; from bright and sunny see-forever…

Where I Found Him

We must make our brother see That the light is he Shining on you and me Earth Wind & Fire The Sunday School Bribe When I tell people about my walk with the Lord, I am quick to say our one-in-one didn’t start with happy childhood days in Sunday school. I was that kid who…

Hanging on His Direction

I’ve been hanging out with God all day. He woke me up at around 3:30. That’s become the wake up call lately. My alarm is set for 5:15, but God shakes me awake at 3:30 like a personal coach. Except He’s doesn’t tell me to jump out of bed and hit the treadmill. No, it’s…

Vivid Warm

Beacon’s river dock is white as snow, but I love seeing it in vivid warm.

Contemplating Home

“Maybe home is a feeling, not a place.” A beautiful artisan plaque, which blends warmly on the wall in my bathroom. It was love at first sight and its message continues to swirl around in my spirit. I think it’s a feeling, because my mom sold our childhood home and moved to a condo. She…

Cold Feet

Life is about trade offs. Maybe today wasn’t the best day to jump into a window seat. I feel like I never warmed up. I sat with my coat on with popsicle toes. The trade off was so worth it. The view of the icy Hudson River, the blue sky and the sunshine, were all…

Beacon on Ice

In case you’re wondering how cold it is in the Hudson Valley,just an hour or so north of New York City— Beacon’s little waterfall is frozen in time.

Stronger Than Coffee

Freezing cold morning walk, Jaco on the leash, a scarf wrapped around my face and my eyes on the rising sun. Amazing how I could stand and appreciate the sun this morning. I think I’m getting used to the cold or maybe I’m finally fully winterized. I’d like to think that my spirit was just…