• Faith

    beloved aunt bea

    My beloved Aunt Bea went home to heaven yesterday. We grieve her passing deeply. She fought so hard to recover. She overcame many complications. All along, I believed she would pull through; she’d stay awhile. I was wrong. My heart is broken. My aunt had a beautiful outlook on life.…

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    trust Jesus, just Jesus

    It’s snowing this morning; big, wet flakes falling relentlessly from a leaden-gray sky. There’s nothing so quite discouraging as snow in mid-April in the North Country! It’s hard to believe spring is here. Unless, that is, you know what I know. Yesterday I worked my flower gardens. It was so…

  • Faith

    where healing starts

    The Paralytic at the Pool, Part 2 [and Part 1] Where do you go for healing? What if your healer came to you? I’ve tried lots of health and healing remedies, some of them kind of crazy. I’m sure you’d recognize a few. (Grapefruit diet, anyone?) None of my experiences…

  • Faith

    pick up your mat!

    The Paralytic at the Pool, Part 1 [and Part 2] What if wellness was up to you? Would you be made whole? It seems like a crazy question, eh? Our minds turn it over, suspicion curdling expectations. There must be a catch! Who wouldn’t want to be healed? I think,…

  • Faith

    I believe

    A glorious sunrise burst over the North Country just as I was starting to write. It was too good not to share. I bundled up and braved the cold, so you wouldn’t miss out. A new day has dawned in the blogosphere, too. I’m writing again, happily.  The week between…

  • Faith - Pace of Grace

    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…

  • Faith - Pace of Grace

    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…

  • Faith

    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…

  • Faith - Pace of Grace

    steadfast spirit

    I didn’t see the pile of tissues until it was too late. An entire box, extracted one by one. What in the world? “Lydia, why did you take all of the tissues out of the box?” Her pre-school logic was sound. “I was playing family, GiGi. All my childrens was…

  • Faith - Pace of Grace

    engineer me

    Launching Revelation Wellness Instructor Training on January 30th, founder Alisa Keeton shared what the Lord pressed into her heart for our cohort: Isaiah 58:12, engineers. I was blessed by the faithful word this lionhearted warrior delivered. She is so fierce for God’s kingdom! We are only the latest group of many…