Wednesday, March 25, 2009


God has an amazing sense of humor and I am learning to REST on His PROMISES! As I face a time of uncertainty and loneliness suddenly my daughter boomerangs into the nest again, this time with a husband and baby on the way!!! So much for peace and quiet, but good-bye loneliness. Lots of adjustments on the road ahead...and so many speed bumps.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I HATE change, even simple changes to the course of my life. During a drastic change, however, God gave me these verses in Psalms 62 and a devotional written by Ruth Ann Polston.
'The soul is at rest with God. Not with a particular city, a church, a house, friends or even family. The psalmist had found the secret. He once said, "My soul finds rest in God alone..."(Ps. 62:1). To commit myself to other allegiances is to make myself vulnerable to the pain of change.'

How often I need to be reminded that God is my rock, He will sustain me through all the changes I may face. Am I relying solely on Him and Him alone? I am grateful for the people he brings into my life, but confident that He is all I need when He takes them away.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Red-bellied Woodpecker

We seem to have a lot of woodpeckers around these days. I think my favorite is this guy, first year I've seen them at the feeder, usually I see them during the summer in the woods behind the house. Here are two shots taken from my window.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Elevensies" - click on picture for larger image

Privileged to watch a Sharp-shinned Hawk enjoying "elevenies" out my window. I missed the catch, but saw the feast - 10 to 15 minutes top to dine on American Goldfinch, an hour and a half to enjoy the sun and digest.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Opening Night

Seems a fitting title, opening a window . . . .not sure what I'm thinking but just wanted to begin something. Life is changing at a rapid pace and I feel as though I've been sitting by my window for the past twenty years waiting. Waiting for what??? Another twenty to go by? So, we will open the window and venture out and see if we can face fear as a warrior does ~ not fearlessly, but with confidence, knowing that the only failure would be to do nothing.