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Thursday, December 30, 2010

the last day of the year dawns grey and misty out here in the province. 


i'm feeling better- the flu is on its way out.


2011 is upon us- it's almost here.


i look into the future, and there is both certainty, and uncertainty.


some things i cannot predict. life is fragile and fickle. stuff happens.


but i know for sure that my life is held in the palm of the One who loves me more than anyone else ever could.


and i am secure in that.


this will be a good year- just as last year was a good year, and the year before that. 


the one before that, well, not so much...but you know what i mean. 


i walk forward into 2011 with faith, expectation and joy.


happy- no, joyful- new year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

525,600

minutes in a year.

that many moments to breathe, to grasp the beauty - or the horror- around us

that many opportunities to be grateful- or cranky-

that many minutes to love life, to love this world, to love God.

our life is a vapor...let it be a lovely vapor that breathes into this universe the sweet fragrance of a risen Savior.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

i bought a lemon tree the other day...it has two lemons on it. green and hard. one of the branches broke but the lemon clings to the twisted stem, hanging on for dear life.

life is like that sometimes.

we are sour, hanging desperately on a thin cracking twig.

sunshine, and rain, and nature itself, matures us and ripens us.

but even then, some of us are pretty sour.

so....we make lemonade.

:)