Archive for January, 2012


She came to me when I needed her.

I came to her when she needed me.

Sitting at the animal shelter, waiting for my daughter to pick out a kitten, there she was.

Nervously pacing from one part of the room to the other.  Carrying a toy.  Put the toy down, go to the other side of the room.  Look anxious, go back, get the toy, take it to the other side of the room.  Do it over and over again.

I felt like that.  Restless.  No calm, no peace.  No place safe to put my stuff.   My feelings.

My mother was having chemo every so often for breast cancer.  I would make the 2  1/2 hour journey to Columbia to go with her and my dad to the cancer center.  Then, my dad died.   All through this grieving time, a spirit unsettled about marriage.

And Molly became my touchstone.  And I became hers.

Run like the devil she will if given a chance!  But always comes back.  Like me.  Always comes back.

Through the dark times of my life.  There when I needed her.  There when she needed me.  Like Jesus.

Now we are both healed, she of her nervous looking, me of my depression.  Praise the LORD!

This post is dedicated to Winston, my friend Shelley’s good dog who recently passed away.
Linking with Ann Voskamp @ http://www.aholyexperience.com/category/1000gifts/

She is the author of  One Thousand Gifts, and the blog A Holy Experience.  She promotes gratitude journals, and has challenged her readership to count 1000 gifts in 2012 with THE JOY DARE.

1.  This picture:









2. A husband who has chicken parmigiana fixed when I get home from work and riding lesson.

3.  Riding lesson.

4.  Horse.

5.  Being able to exercise.

6.  My pretty blue beta to look at in the mornings when I have breakfast and coffee.

7.  Coffee.


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What a Friend

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations?  Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness, Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior still our refuge, Take it o the Lord in prayer.
Do they friends despise, forsake thee?  Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there.
Songs of Faith, The Broadman Press

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Roar of Silence

The roar of silence reassures.  Silence when reading, when working, when doing household chores, when laying in bed loving the comfort and warmness.  The roar of crowds deafens, hurts my brain.  Tolerance for simultaneous multiple noisy things once is small.  But silence….silence…

Be silent and know that I am GOD.  Ps 46:10.

Be silent
Be still, aware;
In your own heart
The Spirit
Is at prayer;
Listen and learn,
Open and find,
Heart wisdom, 

A bidding prayer from Malling Abbey

Linking up with Gypsy Mama http://thegypsymama.com for 5 minute Friday

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Baptism night
Two moons
One in the black sky
One in the black water
Climb down
Into the chill
Salt marsh, waist deep
Welcoming arms of the
Hand over nose
Plunge back into
Baptism night

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