God is in the Details

As I look out my window, I see that our Asian Lilacs are “so close,” ready to pop with bloom any minute now! And the fragrance!!! If the computer had smell-o-vision, wouldn’t that be a joy! Have you ever brought flowers from the outside; in? Did you notice the ants crawling around? Oh great, IContinue reading “God is in the Details”

Hallowed be Your Name

There are some very old school words in our prayer, scripture and even hymns. While I do prefer the more modern versions of the Bible, it’s comforting to hear or read words that I grew up with. The Lord’s Prayer is probably the prayer most littered with thee’s and thou’s. Let’s see how it comparesContinue reading “Hallowed be Your Name”

Moved to Tears

Today in church, I was moved to crying during this song. I have heard before and always have the same reaction. Palm Sunday is such an emotionally potent day. Imagine being Jesus, you arrive to Jerusalem, the people are waving palm fronds at you, laying down their garments for your lowly donkey to walk over,Continue reading “Moved to Tears”

Psalm Pieces

I have always loved Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God. What a beautiful, visual reminder of our love for God, how we strive to become closer to Him. Where do you go for spiritual guidance? I love to walk in nature, surrounded by trees, water, blue skiesContinue reading “Psalm Pieces”

Grieving Pieces

Last month I shared the loss of my friend Carol who passed away after battling cancer, the death of her husband and her zest for life. I think the latter is what is the most sad. We’ve had another loss in our family; the kids’ mom, my husband’s first wife. She also was tired ofContinue reading “Grieving Pieces”

Peaceful Protesting

There is so much unrest in our nation. It started with Covid19 and and only five months into 2020, the world is once again fighting an invisible enemy. Racism and police brutality. There is a lot of opinion, but on this page, today, I’m not sharing mine. Instead I’m making some suggestions to change theContinue reading “Peaceful Protesting”

New Year Pieces

In many parts of the world, it’s already 2019, but where I live – there is still 5 hours left.  I will probably be sleeping when the new year arrives! Instead of resolutions, let’s make specific promises to work along side the Word of God.  To be more open and hungry for knowledge, to learnContinue reading “New Year Pieces”

2014 Pieces

I found my first “Pieces Journal,” dated January 22, 2014.  It seems so long ago, but it also shows me the walk I’ve taken along Jesus; is just a moment a time, and my faith has continued to grow; year after year.  I’d like to share with you some of the earlier “scraps of paper,Continue reading “2014 Pieces”

Easter Blessings

‘ This time of year brings a myriad of thoughts to Christians across the globe.  The great anguish our Lord suffered at the hands of ignorant men, the burial and the restoration. Click on this link to YouTube for Chris Tomlin’s moving rendition of the old gospel tune: “At The Cross.” May you be deeplyContinue reading “Easter Blessings”