Summer is for Listening

“My soul, wait silently for God alone; for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 “How slow many are to learn that quietness is blessing, that quietness is strength, that quietness is the source of the highest activity–the secret of all true abiding in Christ! Let us try to learn it and watch out for whatever interferes with it.  The dangers that threaten the soul’s … Continue reading Summer is for Listening

Journeying–The Romance of the Daily

Today I travel to Southern California for the wedding of the decade.   Well, for my family, it’s the wedding of the decade.    I am the oldest of 5 children and the last time my brothers and sisters and I were together with our spouses was 1999.    My sister L’s only son is being married and as happens on occasions like this, people … Continue reading Journeying–The Romance of the Daily

God in the Yard-Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us (L.L.Barkat)

Several years ago I felt God speak to me about slowing down and Sabbathing more.  About being purposeful in my restfulness in Him. This is a story of what I discovered. In January of 2013, I ordered a book, God in the Yard by L.L. Barkat (TSPoetry Press)  I had “met” the author online in the Christian writing community. We connected, I emailed her and … Continue reading God in the Yard-Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us (L.L.Barkat)

Leave this Land and Go!

Cascade Mountains on the Eastern horizon, WA State  j l c. My friend Debbie and I were talking about downsizing the other day.  Our husbands and we are all around the same age–60-ish–and the seasons of our life are definitely changing.  It’s time to spend with grandkids, time to care for aging parents, deal with retirement, employment changes.  Income changes. And did I mention downsizing? As … Continue reading Leave this Land and Go!