Write31Days 2016

Embrace Day 11 // Five Minute Free Writes “Thanks”

I’ve been intentionally focused on giving thanks this year. Not that I haven’t been before, but for a time, I allowed circumstances to cloud my vision of all of the beauty surrounding my life. Now, I am intentionally seeking it out.

This beauty, it hides in the messy corners of my life. It disguises itself as unimportant among the mundane, and my eyes divert their attention away from it. But I’ve been asking the Lord to open my eyes so that I can fully see the beauty that is right in front of me.


I am sharing my list of thanks on my blog every Monday, intentionally

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Faith, Glimpses

Seeking The Simple Joys // Glimpses v. 2


My grandson is teaching me a lot about joy. He’s so full of life and embraces each and every day with wide-eyed wonder. I love watching his eyes light up at new discoveries. He finds so much joy in the simplest of things — a pile of dirt, a leaf, a book, Winnie the Pooh, running through the grass and playing with rocks.

Children embrace life with arms wide open. Each new discovery fills them with joy and a sense of adventure. They aren’t afraid to sit in the dirt and pick up the rocks. Their eyes are looking deeper, past what they can see in the natural, into the fullness

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Faith, Glimpses

We Are All A Little Broken // Glimpses v.1


This past week I’ve been fighting exhaustion, depression and anxiety. When I look at our current situation, it’s scary. Will we have to move? Will my daughter be able to finish school here? Will we be able to stay close by to family and friends? Will my husband ever be healed and be able to work again?

Somehow, I just keep going, because what other choice do I have than to put one foot in front of the other and just keep going (as my friend Diana so beautifully reminded me of this week in her post about trials that have made her better.)

Fear is the opposite of faith, and most

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Introducing Glimpses // Beauty Found Among The Ordinary


Beauty does not always come to us in it’s complete state but rather in glimpses. It’s only when we continue to look in the direction of what we can already see that beauty is revealed in it’s fullness. I am reminded of this verse:

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT)

The beauty of Christ, and all that He offers to us, is seen through

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