I just sent off my inquiry about setting up an interview to volunteer at a nearby children's hospital. A year long commitment. Sunday, I agreed to help with our young adult small group, as well as child-check-in once month. Commitment: unknown. Likely, however long I am in the area. I just sent out my request … Continue reading Determined

#LovelySunday – HOPE

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." - Proverbs 13:12 I did it.  I packed up my life, loaded as much of it into my car as would fit, and drove across country with my mom. Back to a place I never thought I'd call home again. … Continue reading #LovelySunday – HOPE


I was originally hoping this would be part of Five Minute Friday, but I missed the link date...But, used the prompt anyway. Also linked up with this week's Tuesday @ 10. The prompts gleaned were: Favorite & "I truly believe...": "The LORD your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He … Continue reading Encounters


Any Sunday I get to go to church, is a restful, Lovely Sunday. Today was no exception. As I settled in my seat mere seconds before service started, I noticed a visitor on the front row (I go to a very small church where we all pretty much know each other). This new comer was … Continue reading Flourish

The Growing

This week's Tuesday @ 10 word is "Grow"... so many ways one can go with that. But, tonight, I don't feel much grown. After many tears today, especially the last couple of hours, my eyes burn; left my throat sore & raw, my lungs burning from irregular air flow. My body exhausted. Instead of feeling … Continue reading The Growing