l e n t :: day18_heal

When I was a younger child, many of my family members were not my biggest fans.  They said I was bossy to my other cousins.   That I didn’t go with the flow the way children are supposed to.  Spoiled, I suppose.  An aunt even brought up last week that I was demanding.  Over the years,Continue reading “l e n t :: day18_heal”

l e n t :: day17_see

Sometimes I don’t register all that I see.  Like these girls and their eyes.  Raena’s eyes are a dark brown that can barely be differentiated from the pupil.  She has incredible depth and is often hard to understand as she lives in a unique world (plus she sometimes speaks in her own made up language).Continue reading “l e n t :: day17_see”

l e n t :: day16_joy

Today’s post may seem a little bit like fluff, but let me say that often joy is found in the fluff.  When a song you jammed out to in elementary school comes on your Pandora station: JOY.  When the Party Store clerk calls you “Miss” not “Ma’am”: JOY.  When you get an extra fifteen minutesContinue reading “l e n t :: day16_joy”

l e n t :: day15_shelter

The wind blew strong today.   I spent the morning grocery store hopping with my mom and two babes, hoods up and eyes down.  Then drove back to NE Indy later this afternoon for another appointment.  Each time, jumping as quickly as possible from each place of shelter to the next – the car, a buildingContinue reading “l e n t :: day15_shelter”

l e n t :: day14_covenant

My 2nd year college roommate painted this for Jeff and me for our wedding.  She had previously done a simple sketch the inspired that painting and that we used on our wedding invitation.  It is lovely.  We asked her to draw it based on a song called “Closer” by Jars of Clay, specifically the lineContinue reading “l e n t :: day14_covenant”

l e n t :: day13_vision

Before we moved back to Kokomo, I’d forgotten how beautiful Indiana skies could be.  Although the lack of sun during Michigan winters didn’t drastically effect my mood, the bright blue in the summer, watching dark clouds bring in a storm, or the articulate night sky has shocked me multiple since we moved back.  I didn’tContinue reading “l e n t :: day13_vision”

l e n t :: day11_live

This morning I sat around a sunny table with very dear friends – one taking a journey to open her home, two just settling into new homes, another trying to figure out her next steps to having home, and me soon moving from the temp stay in my parent’s home to a separate home.   IContinue reading “l e n t :: day11_live”

l e n t :: day10_love

Love means that I find your needs and wants as important if not more important than my own.  Perhaps at first that sounds a wee bit selfish, but I am being honest.  How did I know I loved Jeff?  His happiness became inherently more important than my own.  How do I know I love myContinue reading “l e n t :: day10_love”

l e n t :: day9_refuge

Perhaps my bed would seem an odd refuge as I am an extrovert and am generally rejuvenated via wine, conversation and art.  Recently, in a counseling session, I was compared to a lightning bolt.  I doubt beds are fond of lightning bolts, due to fire and whatnot.  And honestly, I somewhat despise sleep; we haveContinue reading “l e n t :: day9_refuge”

l e n t :: day8_might

One of the daily emails I pop open for morning guidance or encouragement is Christine Caine’s First Things First.  It’s generally a short Scripture verse or passed followed by a quick paragraph or so from Christine, a prophet, preacher, and slave-freer.  I didn’t get to that email until tonight, after spending all day mulling overContinue reading “l e n t :: day8_might”