His Hands

Have you ever sat back and watch how a toddler explores the world? Have you ever thought, what goes through their little minds when they experience the feeling of grass for the first time or sand between their toes?

When my children were just toddlers, they would occasionally climb up into their daddy’s lap as he sat in his recliner. He worked many hours back in those days, so they didn’t get the chance to do this too often.

Once situated comfortably, they would reach for his hands and hold them in theirs. Not saying too much, they would study his hands, looking down at how big and strong his fingers were compared to theirs. I thought to myself; Do they understand how much work those hands do to provide for them?

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Ending on the right foot.

Have you ever watched a ballet with awe of how each person can be in step with each other? Maybe you – yourself have been a part of a dance team who worked on a choreographed routine for a performance. Or, you could be a person who has done or does ‘cardio dance.’

Well, yesterday I got the chance to be in a cardio dance class. It was fun yet challenging. In the room, there is a massive mirror in front of the class. The mirror is so that the person participating can watch the instructor but see themselves move as well.  I didn’t have a problem watching the instructor, but when it came to looking up at myself, I became embarrassed and seemed to do worse.

Starting on the right foot, I awkwardly moved with the class through the arranged routine. I did, however, improve each time we were instructed to ‘go back to the beginning move.’ The entire dance I may have appeared awkward, but I ended with the right foot. Ah, success!  I may not have looked like a professional dancer like my instructor, but I did the class and even had a smile on my face after. Read more… “Ending on the right foot.”

Taste and See

          Hello everyone! I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebrations. I did, that for sure. My husband and I were honored to eat two different feasts, each with lots of family and friends around the table. We are truly blessed!

          I am not sure about you, but I kept myself from eating a big breakfast and skip having lunch. I did this just so that I would have room to eat all the delicious foods.

          It is easy for me to recall those two days. My mouth waters as I remember the aroma of fall spices float throughout the house, as the pies were being pulled out of the oven and set aside to cool.  And my tummy rumbles as I imagine the white gooeyness bubble as the homemade mac and cheese is perfected in the oven. Read more… “Taste and See”

A New Sound

I don’t know about you, but I think this year has gone by quickly! The grains of sand are rapidly shifting down the narrow neck of the 2019 hourglass. The past year is heaping higher, and the little granules left seems to dwindle.

According to the calendar, autumn is officially here, but we here in Northern Indiana would not have believed it before today; it has been unseasonably warm.   I love the warmer temperatures, but almost everyone I know appreciates the cooler air.

The leaves on the trees are turning, and the squirrels that we might see around are moving more acorns up to their little dens in the trees. Children are back in school, and as the wind carries their little voices, we can hear them playing on the playground.

The evening air is filled with campfire smells, and we can see the friendly glowing gatherings in back yards all around.  Yes, we have a few short weeks before the precipitation will be measure by inches of snow rather than inches of rain.

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Stirring up the prayers of past

As you have read, I call myself an intercessor runner. It is more like a walk/jog, but I do pray while I put one foot in front of the other. It doesn’t matter if I am walking or jogging, I pray.

This past spring and summer have been hectic, to say the least. Totally repainting the interior of our house to prepare it for the market. Downsizing to a new address: there were a lot of things to go through to get rid of [still have more to let go]. Squeeze in two weeks of vacations [one in the spring, one late summer] I haven’t been able to train as much as I would like for an upcoming marathon that I signed up to do.

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