How I saw God in the snow


It’s snowing this morning. Finishing my granola, I sat and watched the snow fly about. It was several minutes before I realized I was still sitting there on the futon, empty bowl in hand, gazing out the window. I’m not sure what I was thinking about or what specifically I was looking at, but I had a smile on my face. I enjoy snow.

To a child, snow is magical. Here in Missouri some school children practice a snow ritual of wearing pajamas inside out and backwards along with putting a spoon under their pillows to “make it snow.” Sort of a snow dance, if you will. I grew up in Michigan where there was no need for a snow dance. We got plenty of it every year. Of course, snow didn’t guarantee a day off from school either, except for the one year we had a new principal from Florida. His first year we had a lot of snow days!

I love the smell in the air right before snow starts. (more…)

Grace and the Hope Diamond

This post starts with two diamond stories. The first is when Tom proposed to me and gave me a beautiful solitaire. After we picked out my wedding band, I had to turn my ring over to the jewelers to solder the two pieces together. To be romantically silly, Tom bought me a plastic ring to wear from one of those gumball machines. I think it cost a quarter. I wore it with pride, despite its cheap construction, because it still indicated my choice to marry Tom. We ended up having some fun using it during our wedding rehearsal, along with a gigantic “diamond ring” keychain I previously acquired.

Don't you dare laugh at my big hair - it was the 90's!
Wedding Rehearsal fun

The second story has to do with the Hope Diamond. (more…)

A word to dwell on in 2011

Through some Twitter friends, I found Alece’s post at Grit and Glory encouraging her readers to develop a One Word 2011 – a word to spent time and energy on throughout the whole of the year. There have been some inspiring blog posts as a result. You can see them linked up in the post containing Alece’s word, here.

So where does that leave me? During this crazy, busy, first week of the year, I started mulling over words to choose. Words that I could soak in deeply as this year progresses. (more…)

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