And God Loves Ducks

August 8, 2012

Okay, I know I need to explain that one.  My Godchild who’s not a child anymore learned words differently than any other child I know.  I think, in an entirely unbiased opinion, that she was reading novels in the delivery room and speaking in sentences on the way home from the hospital . . . but anyway, among her first “real” words spoken (as opposed to “did she just say that?” words) was duck and quack.  She is my much-loved duckling even if she is not from my own nest. 

I didn’t hatch any of my own, but the Lord blessed me by putting her in my heart in the place my own ducklings would otherwise be.  That being said, I’m thinking of God’s creatures great and small and what blessings they are. 

I wonder if the cows, horses, bunnies, and birds feel a combination of pride, joy, and a little bit of sadness as their “ducklings,” calves, and the like grow up and fly to a distant branch  of a distant tree to establish their own personal nest?  Like me, do they wonder if they’ll be visited? Remembered?  I’m smiling though for my duckling has always made me so proud of her!

I pray that Jesus will watch over all the little ducklings in our lives, and especially those flying off to a distant nest.  I also ask that He will give an extra hug to those of us who watched them grow and love them still and will love them always.

The Lord Touches My Heart

July 14, 2012


Loved By Jesus

July 7, 2012

Meet Teddi Cha. She’s not perfect but Jesus loves her. She has sparkly bling on her apron top/bib and has a cross tattoo on her little butt. She is a one of a kind original like the one who hand stitched her . . . who is also imperfect but loved by Jesus.

She started out as a pair of unwanted slipper socks, but when you look at your circumstances or your slipper socks in a new way changes happen and things become new and different and perhaps lot better.  In Teddi Cha’s case, turning a slipper sock inside out (as I pondered why anyone would wear the foolish things) made me realize that they were fuzzy inside . . . and the strange white rubbery squiggles on the bottom do not show a bit when you turn life (or socks) inside out and give them another look . . .


How’s Your Garden Doing?

May 22, 2012

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

– Saint Basil –



Miracles Missed

March 30, 2012

Think about this.  It seems we are constantly blessed and yet we do not even know it. 

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Brighter Days Are Coming

March 21, 2012

It is dark and dreary where I sit, but I know that brighter days are coming.  Perhaps the day is lack luster where you are as well?  Here are some smiles to lift your spirits.

Puppy Love

February 2, 2012

If you love God or love puppies or both – you must check this out!

Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

 ‘Danielle keeps repeating it over and over again. We’ve been back to this animal shelter at least five times. It has been weeks now since we started all of this,’ the Mother told the Volunteer. 

‘What is it she keeps asking for?’ the Volunteer asked. 

Puppy size!’ replied the Mother


  ‘Well, we have plenty of puppies, if that’s what she’s looking for.’
I know…we have seen most of them,’ the Mom said in frustration… 

Just then Danielle came walking into the office 

‘Well, did you find one?’ asked her Mom. ‘No, not this time,’
Danielle said with sadness in her voice. ‘Can we come back on the weekend?’

 ‘Can we come back on the weekend?’  The two Women looked at each other, shook their heads and laughed 

‘You never know when we will get more dogs. Unfortunately, there’s
always a supply,’ the Volunteer said.

 Danielle took…

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