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Saturday, January 28, 2012

126th Post - Solitude

Early morning is my hands down favorite time of the day. 

The solitude of early awakenings is the perfect venue
 to process the echoes of the day before, to lay them to rest; 
to listen for  the whispers of an emerging day.  
More-so it's that place of in between. 
No more yesterday, not yet today...
The here and now! An emptiness that is not lonely. 
I am alone but not alone. 
My time to reflect on the possibility of a new day. 

Sunrise in Parksville 2010
                      


With all that is perplexing, concerning, worrisome, impossible..
it is my time to wonder about positive outcomes,
it is my time to dream of reconciliations, to savour thoughts of seemingly impossible goodness, 
it is my time for an internal smile that begins in my soul and ambles outward reaching my lips.
I smile in my solitude.

Perhaps it's a sign of my age, but I'm left with praise and gratitude summed up in these simple words...To God Be the Glory!

The if only's will come soon enough, for now I relish my solitude.

If you have the time click on the song title and have a listen to Clay Crosse singing
 I Cannot Hide From You (Psalm 139) , a reflection of my heart's song this morning.

Yes, To God Be the Glory! 

Blessings, 







Linked to: In Search of Beauty

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Between the posts - Blog Tour: Light Under the House

What an honour to be a participant in this CSS Blog Book Tour. Today's interview is with Aaron L author of Light Under the House. Read on...
PictureWhat inspired you to write this story? 
I feel very strongly about the breakdown of the family and fatherlessness and how there is much dysfunction and despair because of it. I wanted to tell a story to shed some light on the situations that many face and hopefully bring some type of reversal to the current dynamic in whatever small way I could. I wanted to challenge men, fathers especially, to be who they were created to be ... its certainly a challenge I face myself daily. A challenge that I often fail at but keeping picking myself up to start again.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

124th Post - Saturday



The week of snow was beautiful. I loved the crispness of the sub zero temperatures. It helped balance my never ending hot flashes somewhat. It's Saturday and the snow has now changed to rain. Not surprising for the 'wet'coast of Canada.  

Much has happened this week. Not huge stuff, just regular stuff. Work continues to be busy; no shortage of clients when you work in three schools. 

Outside of work, I finally got this aging body off my couch and joined a gym, thanks to a niece and the pass she gave me for Christmas.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

123rd Post - Snow

Welcome to a snowy Saturday in the suburbs of Vancouver!
I woke up early and by early I mean 3amish. The urge to venture out on the deck for a closer look was irresistible. It was quickly evident that a picture was in order and in I went to fetch my camera. Seeing one of us was still sleeping which was verified by the larger than human sound of snores coming from the bedroom, I needed to move about very quietly. Best not to disturb the reverend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

122nd Post - JoyOfBooks

Just in case you haven't seen this yet, I'm passing it along. It's very clever.
Enjoy.




What book is calling you these days?
CLPCS

Sunday, January 8, 2012

121st Post - Linky


Today I'm joining the party at The Saturday Evening Blog Post where you link up a favorite/best/most read/delightful post; your choice,  of the month. You can link up over at Elizabeth Esther's fabulous blog. 


I've picked my 118th Post - More. It's the one where I declare yet again that I am enough. 


Yeah, yeah, I'm a day late to the party...what~evah!!!


Come on over and join us.

Hope to meet you there, 
Carol





Wednesday, January 4, 2012

120th Post - Lighter

It's about time for a lighter post. Enjoy!









All of the above were found at Trying God's Patience
 a thoughtful and often fun Facebook page.


   Enjoy your day.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

119th Post - Joy3

Truth be told it's difficult to understand what I was thinking when I picked 'joy' as my OneWord for 2011. The year began with unlimited potential; a plethora of warm fuzzies. 

As I center my thoughts in order to write a year end reflection of 'joy', I must confess, 2011 ended with a fizzle. There were certainly many highlights throughout the year; the most significant being the marriage of my middle son. It has been a joy to welcome my newest daughter in law into our family. Throughout 2011 we had many memorable times with our already large and ever expanding family. But joy? Right now?  Not so sure.