The Gift of Emptiness

There are so many things I ask God for.  Health, safety, blessing, patience, wisdom, patience, direction, patience.  Did I mention patience? But sometime over the course of the summer I realized that IT had happened again.  In the course of the busy living, and the asking for all the good things we all want, and

True Beauty

“All beauty is only reflection.” I read that today in Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts and it struck me as an incredibly profound but rarely verbalized truth.  Our culture worships beauty – never more so than now.  And whatever we were born lacking, we can purchase on a payment plan.  We can change shape, size,

Peace – Need a Refill?

Sitting at our favorite secluded nature spot (as secluded as one can get in a booming suburban area!), watching ducks glide noiselessly across sparkling water and feeling a gentle breeze blow across my face, my soul drinks in the splendor of a profusion of green around me.  Trees, grass, vines, and bushes join together in