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Don’t you love seasons?  I appreciate the distinct changes they bring. Each new season holds such promise.   

Life itself is a series of seasons. There’s a natural ebb and flow to our journeys. New and old. Coming and going. Learning and growing. Sadly, sometimes the learning seems late or the going too soon. Gladly, sometimes we get it just right.

I’m grateful our journeys have crossed in this season. Grace and peace to you.

inhale Jesus, exhale peace

percolating perspective

Ideas — like richly roasted and freshly ground coffee beans — are all the better for time to percolate. My blog is my coffee pot; each post a cup of encouragement. Thanks for stopping by to enjoy the flavor of the week.

i will arise

i will arise

I didn’t know I needed a new word. I was content with renew, settled in for a season. But when it came, I received it gladly. Arise! My heart soared on the updraft of arise! Arise ... and what, exactly? I was willing but clueless. In the weeks to follow, I searched...

the best rest

the best rest

I sat under my aunt's bottle brush tree and listened to the bees buzz. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, were hard at work on the bright red flowers. As a worker bee myself, sounds of their productivity was music to my ears. Did you know work was God's good idea? We learn...

of oranges and Jesus

of oranges and Jesus

We arrived at our first SOWER Ministry project site after the most taxing day of travel. Considering our first day, this is saying quite a lot! We’d departed Savannah with an ETA of 3:00 p.m. We hit nasty traffic in Orlando; it slid to 4:00 p.m. A few miles shy of...

joyful journeys and grand adventures


The Joyful Journeys project shares some of my best photos plus snippets of stories behind each scene. You’ll find fresh selections each week of engaging images captured around the world, across the country, or in our remote region.  I’m betting some of my faves will become yours, too. Take a brain break. De-stress. Enjoy, with my warmest and best wishes.

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