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Amy's Story: Seven Months-Part Two

My sister continues sharing...Amy's Story: Seven Months-Part Two: Yesterday I planned to just get through the day. I had a dentist appointment in the morning and so I thought I would journey out to do...

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And the bells shall ring in gladness at the Mountain King's Return

We are now in the final countdown to "The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug"  Less than thirty days! The King beneath the mountains, The King of carven stone,  The lord of silver fountains  Shall come...

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Crispin's Eclipse: Of Lego, Belstaff and rogue locks of hair

With my wedding coming up in two weeks, I have not been able to follow (as much as I would like, i.e glued to the computer) all of the hoopla surrounding the new hobbit movie.  EEK -- it's this Friday!...

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Floofy Friday and Hobbit Day!!!

Floofy Friday with the boys...I have been enjoying Meg's cats for several years.  She writes from their point of view and she makes me laugh right out loud and sometimes cry.  Her blog, Housecat...

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The Best Way to Learn

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit"

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

As some of my readers may know, I got married at the end of December in Edinburgh, Scotland. What a special and precious time. My husband is English and we are hoping he will be able to join me soon so...

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EVERY Life is Important and Special

Today was World Down Syndrome Day.  This video was posted on Facebook yesterday and I made the mistake of watching it at work.  I had a very difficult time keeping my sobs quiet. My niece Amy did not...

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Cottage or Palace?

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and...

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Do Not Mourn Me Dead

I remember being glued to the television for five nights in a row back in September, 1990, watching Ken Burns The Civil War. Through words and pictures he brought that terrible time in our history...

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I've Moved!

You can now find me at www.crossreflections.com Hope to see you there!

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It's Not a Race, It's a Journey

"Quitting merely because you’re behind is a trap, a form of hiding that feels safe, but isn’t. The math is simple: whatever you switch to because you quit is another place you’re going to be behind as...

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History In My Backyard

Every year the small town of Orrington, Maine celebrates with Old Home Days. Part of that celebration is the annual Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous. I drive though Orrington every day on my way to...

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I Can Trace My Love for Russian History to That Day...

One hundred years ago tonight, July 16, 1918, Czar Nicholas Romanov, his wife, and 5 children were shot to death in the basement of a house in Ekaterinburg, Russia. I was sitting in a history class in...

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Cats Rule!

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Dogs Are the Bark of the Family Tree

My granddog, Scooter.

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Mercy Prayer

I have no resumeto hold before You,no track record of accomplishments,no letters of commendation,no rights of birth or ethnicity.I hold nothingthat would place You in my debt,nothingthat could curry...

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As The Ruin Falls

I discovered Phil Keaggy while in college. This is one of my favorite of his songs, a poem by CS Lewis he set to music. The video quality isn't the best but you can hear his amazing guitar playing and...

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Spring Is Coming!

April 9 and it is snowing here in Maine. This picture warms my heart. Spring is on it's way! Photographer Unknown

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The Hand of God

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O I want to know You more!

"Once we get intimate with Jesus we are never lonely and we never lack for understanding or compassion. We can continually pour out our hearts to Him without being perceived as overly emotional or...

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Praise You in This Storm

My absolute favorite Casting Crowns song. I was sure by now, God you would have reached downAnd wiped our tears away,Stepped in and saved the day.But once again, I say amenThat it's still rainingAs the...

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The Story Behind "Praise You in This Storm"

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I Will Help You

I AM THE ONE WHO HELPS YOU, DECLARES THE LORD. —ISAIAH 41: 14  This morning let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: “I will help you.”“It is but a small thing for Me, your God, to help you....

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According to His Own Mercy

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He's Enough

These verses spoke to my during my devotions tonight. First an admonition to myself: "Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him."   I Chronicles 16:11 Second, these verses bring...

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