and heaven and nature sing

look up
never know what’ll drop
from the sky to the earth to the heart

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. ~Psalm 98:4


of miracles and hope

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. ~C.S. Lewis

retell the story
marvel at the miracle

Rejoice in hope… ~Romans 12:12


all is calm

They were glad when it grew calm,
and He guided them to their desired haven.
~Psalm 107:30

i wish you stillness and simplicity
this season


a thousand graces

contemplating grace
and colors
so beautiful together



table for two this year
once again a thousand graces

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.~Psalm 9:1

Wishing you and your loved ones a most wonderful (and colorful) Thanksgiving.❤


it is well

“It is Well With My Soul”
Written by hymnist Horatio Spafford, composed by Philip Bliss



When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know
It is well, it is well, with my soul.


autumn by the sea

one year ago
loved ones gathered at a seaside table
focused on the one thing that prevails above all

i titled that post (shared on another site)
autumn by the sea
let’s gather at that seaside table again, shall we?

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our daughter’s bridal shower


in every detail
on every face
the essential
answer to all


its time

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain and a time to lose;
A time to keep a time to tear and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence and a time to speak;
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time of war and a time of peace.

He has made everything beautiful in ITS TIME
~Ecclesiastes 3:1-11




Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! ~Deuteronomy 30:19

only you

You, only you, will have stars that can laugh!
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Dear kind heart, don’t forget that souls are drawn to the beauty and love they long for.

aj.2015 Hope iPhone pic


Do not let kindness and truth leave you; ~Proverbs 3:3