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?‚ÄĚ
~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

Carefully Controlled Chaos


Multitasking is sometimes just carefully controlled chaos.¬† This morning, I stepped back from myself for a second to see how someone else would see me, and it made me laugh.¬† ¬† Moving fast, putting on some sort of clothing that matched, walking the dog (twice before 7:30 AM !!), making three breakfasts, packing lunchboxes, doing my morning exercises, driving children to school…..all before 8 AM.¬† I have read articles about how women are supposed to multitask well.¬† All I know is that “when it all comes down, it’s an awful lot to do.”¬† (from Hats, Amy Grant, Heart in Motion)

But now that things have slowed, and I’m sitting here chilled at my computer, there is a happy sense of getting it all done.¬† That God gave me¬†enough “umph” this morning to go.¬† Praying for all of you this Monday that you are getting what you need to done.¬† And that you can relax for a moment afterwards.¬† ūüôā¬† Slainte, Lisa