Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coffee for Your Heart Can Come in A Whisper

Ai yi yi.  The other morning, I was shimmying my car inch… by inch… by excruciating inch… up and down snow-ice packed roads, blinded here and there by gusts of powdery white slanting across my windshield.  Swallowing a tinge of … Continue reading

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Into My Arms

He tends his flock like a shepherd:                                He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have … Continue reading

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From Once-Upon-A-Time…

God, it seems you’ve been our home forever;     long before the mountains were born, Long before you brought earth itself to birth,     from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God… Surprise us   with love at daybreak;     then we’ll … Continue reading

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The Color of Snow

Working on this drawing of one of my favorite bookshops today, I find myself holding summer in my hands… this place of jaunty red umbrellas welcoming in season and the feel of good books between your fingers, cozy fireplaces to … Continue reading

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When Christmas is Still Slipping Majesty Over You…

Tonight, I flipped on The Classic Movie Channel to watch with dinner.  Came in on the middle of one of the dearest of old films I know and love, love, love — Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, with        7 year-old … Continue reading

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As the Water Covers The Sea

…the earth fills up     with awareness of God’s glory     as the waters cover the sea… ~ Habakkuk 2:14 MSG “No words can encompass the miracles of God. None can contain the magnificence of a wave kissing sand or the perfect … Continue reading

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Scent of Beloved, Part Two: Divinely You

~ From D. E. Stevenson, Spring Magic, 1941 “But it can’t be the end,” he declared, looking up at her with big solemn eyes. “You haven’t said that she lived happily ever after.” “I know, but you see she was … Continue reading

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