Trying vs. Trust

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!  Trusting God opens my eyes to see all the gifts He gives us.  I pray the words in this post move you one step closer to trust and gratitude.  These thoughts come right out of my journals, from my heart to yours!

Writing these posts has been a gift from God these past months.  Ideas and words come to me, and I write them down before I lose them.  An analogy comes to me, maybe as I weed or notice the grass growing out-of-control.  This has been a joy for me!  And then it’s my responsibility to respond, with the attention and work to put it into words.  This joy has been somewhat of a surprise to me!  IMG_20170915_102216535 (2)

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Pause the Static and Noise

Imagine this little experience with me a moment…

I went to the top of the stairs yesterday and called out, “Ellie, do you remember what you needed to do this morning?”

“What?” came the reply.

I repeated the instructions.  Pause.  There was this staticky radio noise coming from her room, which I recognized as coming from her Our Generation mini doll car.  IMG_20170820_093223696 Continue reading

Engaged in Community

All of a sudden our grass has turned green again!  For weeks it looked sickly, like maybe there were pests or the watering wasn’t quite right, or was it was just the hot hot southern Utah summer?  I couldn’t quite make anything work.  Then I fertilized, and that seemed to take care of it.  I just mowed four days ago, and as you can see, it’s already out of control!

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