Dec 28, 2012

A small world after all.

The thing that I like best about blogging is seeing the views from people all around the world. It amazes me and puts a smile on my face when I see views from Malaysia, Fiji and Turkey to name a few. It is a wonderful world where we can make connections this way and illustrates the fact that what we have in common as humans is greater than our cultural differences. It is a small world after all.
Greetings Bangladesh, Panama, Denmark, India, Ukraine, Slovakia, Mexico, Germany, UK, Canada and China too. I wish I could visit all these places I know so little about. I am descended from Skjellerups from Denmark so if anyone there wants to tell me more about the country, feel free. I would love comments from around the world.

Home again

Ahhh, the simple pleasure of returning home to a familiar, warm and cozy bed, with crisp white sheets and feather pillows. Drinking coffee from my favourite mug, made just the way I like it. A house left clean and an empty dishwasher. Joyous greetings from silly chickens that love you in their own way. Quiet in the house, blanketed by deep fresh snow that is waiting to receive my footprints. These are some of the simple pleasure of being home again. Refreshed.

Dec 21, 2012

More Wales


Ancient fields

The wind swept Welsh coastline looking out to the Irish sea. My husbands family  lives not far from here, and I love it when we get to visit and to see the fields that have been carved out for millenia in rough and wild places.

Dec 16, 2012

I have no words of my own. Sandy Hook.

Sandy Hook Dec 14, 2012
"And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John1:5
"Arise, shine! For your light has come; the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but
the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you". Isa 60:1,2

Dec 5, 2012

Memories of Spring

This picture is now my wallpaper, it will keep me going through Winter as a reminder of what I have to look forward to. I love how my garden has lovely transitions through the seasons, and the chickens always grace the garden, though they do scratch up some plants. I use different greens to add interest as well as a variety of leaf shapes. The rocks add boundaries for interest as well as practical stepping stones. The bee balm provides a lovely scent as I brush past it and the lemon tyme brightens up so many meals.

Dec 3, 2012

A story of faith.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/12/02/the-beauty-of-faithful-suffering/
I just read this story and felt troubled and moved. Not troubled by this woman's faith, but by the reality that none of us is free from the possibility that this kind of suffering could happen us too. But I also feel moved and challenged by the depth of her faith. Could I be like that, I don't know? I guess I will never know unless I am taken to that place, but I do know this, that my God is her God and I am in His loving hands no matter where life takes me. This put my own challenges into perspective and I pray that this kind of thing will not happen, but if it does I also pray that I too would respond like this.