Smiling. All day long. We don’t have to have a room full of people rolling in the aisles, we just have to love life and love the people we’re on this journey with.
The blessings, of course, are simply those things that remind me of how grateful I am. And sometimes it takes little more than the aroma of English Thyme when I’m sitting on the deck with a cup of tea and a curious camera….
two children who embrace life full-on, passionate, throttle wide-open, and brimming with enthusiasm.
Here’s my scripture for the day. It’s simply a celebration of God’s goodness and faithful love. Sometimes I wonder how I got to be so blessed as to be alive and enjoying such a good life!
For us – and I believe this is always the case – the balance is tilted toward the positive, to grace, to redemption, the victory of light, and of promise
if it wasn’t this difficult, this rich, this challenging, this meaningful, this important… then it wouldn’t be God I was contemplating.
Scroll through, enjoy the photographs, and I’ll be back in your feed with some writing Wednesday morning.
Wake Forest is beautiful to start with, but this week’s addition of a pure coating of lovely crystals made everything picture-postcard perfect. It was the ideal North Carolina snow:
So what are the key ingredients to a 2018 that’s rich and flavorful? Jesus is the foundational essence. Following Jesus must be our plan. Then it’s a matter of building from there, always rooted in Christ, always committed to growing, and learning, and serving in his name.
The British celebration of “Boxing Day” (a.k.a. December 26) has a number of stories/explanations attached. But I’ll keep it simple and say that – essentially – the tradition stems from the practice of “boxing” up leftovers and sharing them with the less fortunate.