overlooked miracles

Have you ever notice that when you close your eyes, you hear things that you completely miss when your eyes are open? This morning as I sat down to write my gratitude list, I heard the birds chirping outside and decided to close my eyes. Immediately I was transported into the miraculous world of sound. […]

don’t miss the miracle

Looking up from my journal and out the window, I couldn’t help but gasp. The vivid pink hues on the horizon took my breath away! Impossible to peel my eyes away from the scene before me, I adjusted myself on the couch for a better view.  Before I knew it, it was over and the […]

melting frozen hearts

One of my favorite ways to experience and express gratitude is through the senses.  Taking a few minutes each day to stop and truly encounter the world helps settle the mind and bring forth an appreciation that is otherwise easily overlooked. I would argue that taking this time can actually help melt a frozen heart, […]

offer hope 

It’s one of THOSE mornings when my mind is going twenty different directions and gratitude is difficult… I’m frustrated because there is pain and sorrow in this world. Bad things happen. Accidents and illnesses Physical injuries Relationships struggles Emotional injuries People around me are hurting in many different ways and there’s little to nothing I […]

not grateful

Sometimes bad things things happen. When my husband left at 6:45 this morning for his early meeting, I was journaling happily, my heart and mind in a place of peace and contentment as I focused on the advent of the season. And then the garage door opened and I heard, “Someone ransacked my truck last […]

skies alive with beauty

From my living room, I watched as God painted the skies alive this morning. When I rose from bed the world was still dark and asleep. The dog made her way up the steep stairs of the deck with the help of artificial light. Taking my favorite place on the couch I could see just […]

gratitude is a verb

Given my forty-nine years of life, I haven’t been living with LOVE as an action for long. Before that, I didn’t realize what love was.  A VERB. I said the word and heard the word but the experience of love was lost to me.  People throw the word love around like it is just some […]

healing hearts

Today I am grateful for…A husband who is willing to stay with me… Even when things aren’t exactly as he might want them to be. A true proposal… A request to spend the rest of our lives together, an offer of his heart and request for mine. A stunning heirloom ring that shows me he […]

am i racist?

I’m not much of a current events follower. I try to be informed about what’s going on in the world but truth be told, I’m not very good at keeping up. This past week however, it was nearly impossible to not know what was happening. Facebook was inundated with videos and conflict over black lives […]

temporary

Emotions sweep over my heart for the umpteenth time today as I take my place on the couch. Although I can’t completely define my feelings, I do know I feel useless. Being out of commission was nice – for a little while – but after three weeks, I am ready for life to get back […]