Blessed Silver Lining

Blessed Silver Lining

Trail of rain pulls down the sky like tufts of seagrass before a storm. A shift in water’s hues—silver to steel to aqua. Drops fall through tree branches, splattering my porch roof, the yard. I tuck my arms into my sweatshirt, huddle my body warmth as close as...
Acquiring the Habit of Thankfulness

Acquiring the Habit of Thankfulness

When I rounded the corner, the beauty of the lake filled my vision, bright and sparkling, dancing in the bliss of sunshine. My heart rose in answering joy, and spontaneously, I began to thank God for allowing me to live in a place where I experience such regular and...
The Old Snag

The Old Snag

“If you’re smart,” Chad confided as he stood with my husband apart from the rest of the family, “you’ll cut down that old snag tree before your wife gets attached to it.” “You speaking from experience?” My husband crossed his...