There are days when we all wonder why we are called to walk through trials and hard times. Sometimes we may even wonder if anyone is really there to hear our fears or heal our heartache. What we may forget is that during these moments, during the times when it seems that no one knows or understands, there is One who does. One who will succor us and support us. One who will turn our trials into some of the greatest blessings we may ever know.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The sun has set on the old year and risen on a new one.
As we enter a new year, this is my hope for those with whom I share this earthly journey...
That the year will be filled with blessings for those around me.
That we will be courageous enough to go after our dreams.
That those burdened with sorrow or illness will be blessed with comfort and healing.
That we might be blessings to others.
That we all will live healthful and healthy lives.
That we will follow good advice, ignore bad advice, and know the difference between the two.
That we all will end the year better people than we began it.
May your blessings be more numerous than your trials, and may your trials turn out to be blessings in disguise.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I came home from work today as the autumnal sun bathed this tree in her golden light.
I couldn't help myself.
I couldn't help myself.
I grabbed my camera and tried to capture the beauty of the moment...
by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than the brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed by the wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o'er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain.
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven's o'erhanging eaves,
Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!
And now for just a few more photos...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Though sometimes it is difficult to do, it's important to remember that even during the darkest days, somewhere there is a ray of light just waiting to break through... Watch for that tiny ray and cling to it...
Better yet - be that ray of light for someone who needs it.