Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dancing In The Rain

This picture was taken near James River State Park. There was a storm coming over the mountain. These are cows, but it is the best picture I have to share, today! 

Yesterday, my friend Jessica posted a facebook status that spoke to my heart. She lives in upstate South Carolina. Her status read something like this, "My horses are dancing in the rain. I have never seen anything like this!"

As I pondered her words I could see the horses enjoying the rain. It seems these magnificent creatures appreciated the rain in a profound way. "They danced!" Do we dance when the rain comes?

Today, I am making a new commitment to "dance" when the rain comes in my life! I will never look at the rainy seasons of life in the same way!

Dancing in the rain,


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Savannah Faith!

"Papa says I am the next Picasso!"

Happy Birthday Savannah Faith! June 29th, 2007 forever changed Nana and Papa's life. You have brought beauty and sunshine into our lives each day since. We love you and cherish every moment we have with you. GOD has big things ahead for you. It is our prayer GOD will mold you into the person HE created you to be.

Blessed to be Nana,


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Standing Firm Upon The ROCK

The world as I knew it...
Spins Haphazardly...

Unclear direction...

Yet, peace abounds...
Constant and True...

My Heavenly Father's touch...
Always fresh and new...

I am happy, at peace, and content, yet the world as I knew has become chaotic, at best. My Heavenly Father remains faithful through every event in my life. From birth to adulthood, selfish decisions of others have given turmoil to lives beyond those intended. The ricocheting affect of those decisions forever change the dynamics of my family.

I learned early in life to depend solely upon my Heavenly Father. When alone, HE is there! When unsure, HE is there! Through the days, weeks, and months ahead, I will once again reach for the steady hand of my Heavenly Father. I covet your prayers, as I follow HIS lead.

I wish I could share the dynamics of this situation with each of you. At this time, I am unable. Know my immediate family (husband and children) are fine, happy, and healthy. We boldly stand upon the ROCK of our salvation!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

At Peace, At Last!

A glimpse into the future...
A look upon the past...
Forever I am changed...
At peace, At last!

Soaking in HIS presence,

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Friends Heart

Scattered fragments

Broken pieces
Questions untold

Scattered fragments

Untold stories
One day told

Scattered fragments

A heart of gold
Forever unfolds.

A little child steps boldly into adulthood placing the words, scattered fragments, and symbols into eloquently written poems, essays, journals, and stories penned by professor, writer, and best of all, friend!

I wrote this poem after visiting my friend, MaryGrace. We began sharing how our desire to write came very early in our lives. The unexplainable desire was placed in our hearts before our ability to read or form sentences.

Our time together was therapeutic for both of us. She is recovering well. The stroke has left her to more
dependent on GOD. Her speech and gait have have returned to normal, however, her vision is still impaired. Of all abilities, her vision is likely the most precious to her. As a prolific reader and writer she needs her vision. She is also learning to pace herself and "not" overdo it.  Please continue to pray for GOD's healing in her body, her sensitiveness to GOD's lead, and provision in all areas of her life.

Blessed to have beautiful friends,


*Thank you to all of you who prayed for Macy. She is doing much  better. I am amazed how GOD is working through each of you in my life. Thank you for hanging in here with me. I am totally amazed that each of you come back to visit and read my blogs. I am truly blessed!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Praying for Macy!

No, I have not fallen off into the dark abyss! I am clinging tightly to my Heavenly Father. My mind and heart are both full, right now. As I continue to spend time with GOD, please pray for Macy, my elderly, deaf, Cocker Spaniel. She collapsed in Doug's arms, this morning around 6:45am. We took her to our veterinarian as soon as they opened. Her heart murmur is worse and she has fluid on her lungs. He has put her on two heart medications and an antibiotic. In his words, "I don't want to give up on her yet!" He wants to give this treatment a few days and see how she responds. We picked her up this afternoon. She is laying beside me, now. Until she is stronger, I will be carrying her in and out to potty and keeping her calm.

Macy has lived her life with grace, dignity, and poise. She has given us so much love! I am thankful for each day GOD has given us with her and I pray HE chooses to give us more.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Forty-Four And Counting

Forty-Four and Counting! Thank you, everyone for your prayers, encouragement, and support. Life has been chaotic at best around our house, lately. We are focusing on GOD and trusting HIM for our future. We are thankful for a wonderful family, both furry and human!

Amazed by HIS grace,


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Plan

Tragedy breeds desire...
With each labored breath beyond your life's despair you boldly find beauty within the ashes....

No longer will gloom and doom fall upon your lips...
There is light far ahead...
With astounding, unbelievable trust....
You will follow.

The path opens....
Each step into the next...

The plan...
God's plan...
Unfolds with each new breath!

Continuing to cling,

*Thank you for your continued prayers. I hope to be back regularly to the blogging world, soon. I miss all of you and I continue to pray for each of you, daily. I am amazed at the outpouring of love and support you have given me during this time. This blog and each of your friendship is proof of GODS amazing grace!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

God's Provision

This bowl carved out of rock is known to be Pocahontas's water basin. It is located in a park in Petersburg, Virginia. As I stood by this basin, I pondered GODS provision and the beauty of it. He always supplies our needs and HE meets us in the depths of our despair. Lately, I am facing serious battles in my life. Yet, at the end of the day, I know my Heavenly Father loves me. I am "not" alone. HE has a perfect plan. I share this with each of you, today, apologizing for not posting and for not visiting with you. I miss each of you, but I trust you understand and will storm the heavens on my behalf. I am blessed to have each of you in my life, as I am blessed to have prayer warrior friends locally, as well. Thank you for your prayers!

Clinging tightly to my Heavenly Father,