A New Day


A new morning begins.  Another chance to live, to love, to breathe, to be.

A new morning to be cleansed, as if standing beneath Glencar waterfall.

Be encouraged.  We have a new day.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.”  – Lamentations 3:22-23

Love, Lisa


*Photo Credit-Ed Lyons, July 2015


Good Morning

“Do you wish me a good morning,
or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not;
or that you feel good this morning;
or that it is a morning to be good on?”
~Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
You and I can ponder on this for a while, or maybe not, or maybe just for a brief moment.  Whatever path your feet are upon today, may God smooth your way.  Slainte, Lisa

A Rocky Morning


It’s been one of those mornings….not smooth, not quiet, not problem-free.  I feel like I’m walking in the Burren area of Ireland…you pick your way carefully, rock by rock, carefully placing your feet so you don’t fall down into a crack, and eventually, you come to some smoother rocks and green grass again.  But the amazing thing about the Burren is that there are many flowers and vegetation growing in the midst of this craggy landscape.  They thrive and ornament in the midst of hardship.  I want to be like those flowers, beautiful, providing hope and joy in the midst.  Pray for me to be that, and let me know how I can pray for you today.  Blessings, Lisa

The Adventurous Trail


“You are on an adventurous trail with Me. This is not an easy time, but it is nonetheless good – full of blessings as well as struggles.  Be open to learning all that I want to teach you as you journey through challenging terrain.  And be willing to let go of familiar comforts so you can say a wholehearted “Yes!” to this adventure.  I will give you everything you need to cope with the challenges you face…..”

I had to share with all of you part of a little book that I heartily recommend. Jesus Today  by Sarah Young.  I read it every morning for my time with God, and it has helped to encourage me so much.  (This is no small thing, because I am terrible about being regular with devotions.)  The author has gone through some pretty challenging health struggles before writing this book, and uses the things she has learned from God along the journey.  So look for it….it will definitely encourage you and remind you that you are never, ever alone.  Slainte, Lisa