26 February 2014

A Captured Heart

This past Saturday, my little boy turned 13 years old. In my mind and heart, he is still this fuzzy-headed, bright-eyed little boy.

We are all better people for knowing and admiring this young man. He inspires me year after year.

18 February 2014

With Elegance and Intentionality

 I heard someone say, recently, that when they are engaged in conversation, or are posed a question, they ask themselves, "What am I trying to say?" They added that this internal dialogue resulted in a more concise and intentional comment, which is a much more elegant way to converse.

Now, I love a good chatter session, but so often I find I am jawing but not really sharing meaningfully or listening thoughtfully. Love this advice.

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, 
so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.  Colossians 4:6

14 February 2014

The Merits of Simplicity

Shells upon a radiator, Aigaliers, France 
"The fewer things you keep, the more special they become..."
-Rachel Meeks

13 February 2014

A Look Back, Lucette Turns Ten

True, it's February, and Miss Lucette turned ten last May. But I've just returned to blog-land and these photos make me smile, regardless the time of the year.

We do love and adore our dear Lucette. She is a joy to our days and always a reason to celebrate.

 The day of her party was a glorious spring day, with sun and temperatures that sent us outside to happily cavort and cheer on our girl. We love a good excuse to gather together.

We love who you are and who you are becoming, sweet one. Your first decade was a smashing success.

12 February 2014

Even There Your Hand Will Guide Me

Reminding myself of God's provisions and bounty. No matter where He has me, my confidence is full because of who He is.

Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Psalm 139:7-10

09 February 2014

Afternoon Light and a Glimpse of a Girl

It Takes Two Grown Men

I had to laugh at these summer photos I just rolled across. Snaps and arm holes are not a man's friend.