Moving on our dreams


                         homestead front   cat at front porch   homestead for sale

The homestead is sold, the stories are told, the memories we hold
of rocking the babies, teething and toddling, play groups, bike rides, tree forts, back yard camping, school events, downstairs Theater, parties and shared history…
with family and dear friends up the street, schools, church, swim club, YMCA all near by

Now the kids are off to their own adventures, and husband pushes onward
the dream of living near the beach is calling and we are moving on our dreams…

 

                             231 Beach Dr doe

New Year, new you

What if you were curious, not harsh or judging, with yourself over your motives or choices, as you would be talking with your favorite author, or as gentle with yourself learning new things as you are with your niece or nephew or grand baby?

What if it’s a New Year and you could be your own best friend?   When someone lets you down, or worse betrays you, take time – push the pause button, do three deep breaths and ask yourself “what do I need right now” to feel loved or safe or successful?  Let’s try something NEW, skip the berating and raging or looping, and take some time for self care.

Love heart flower

Maybe to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and soul, and strength and mind is taking that time to pause, let God’s unconditional, unfailing love wash over us – as we breathe deeply, in the moment. Then loving others as ourselves could be a creative action, as we have something fresh to offer.

The Shortest Day!

LIGHT.  What would we do without it?
  • The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
  • Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: whoever follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
  • You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
  • Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The following post beautifully describes waiting for the light after the longest night of the year… thank you Moon of Aran Designs.

Moon of arann

Hello! Happy Friday and Happy Christmas to you 🙂 Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year...the 21st of December.… the shortest day! It’s the shortest day and the longest night, but

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Back to the future

Sometimes you have to go back, touch base with your roots…  experience something from your youth to get perspective…

corner of Dennis Rd & Rich Rd

 

This week I am road tripping with a dear friend, it is part sacred mission and part nostalgia that leads us into the farm country above Dallas, and then onto Baton Rouge, New Orleans and now into Oxford, Mississippi (home of Ole Miss University). First stop, burying her precious momma’s ashes in the family cemetery just off the same farm that four generations have lived, ashes to ashes and dust to dust.  But what glorious dust when the Spirit has breathed life into, and the recipient is sharp and aware of returning to the Love that birthed her.

 

side porch                    kitchen of the Farm                side sun  porch

Several decades later, so much is the same – the farm house, the barn, the front porch and the beauty of the country, but so much has changed – the little kids who are grown up, some have married and have their own families, all of them sharing the legacy of this land. The cycle of life, living in different states now except for one uncle and aunt who have tended the place for this generation.

Life, travel, families, dear friends, memories…    sometimes, life is a highway…