Spring Will Come


Virginia in the spring

Winter is difficult for those of us with chronic pain.  Cold does not agree with already stiff and painful joints.  But every step we are taking is bringing us one step closer to Spring.  It is right there, beneath the ground, ready to spring forth with blossoms, breezes, wafts of fragrance.

New life.  New dreams.

“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.

I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion;

Therefore I will wait for him.’ ”

-Lamentations 3:22-24

Love, Lisa


What I’m Waiting For


What I’m waiting for….

Christmas, peace, family getting together, walking better, eggnog

Music, losing weight, Jesus coming back, hugs, understanding

Always waiting, but maybe,

By always looking forward I’m missing the now

The beauty of right now….the messes, the expectation,

The reaching for something, the trying, the loving

The starting over again new each morning

Knowing that God’s faithfulness is there through it all.

c2017 Lisa Lyons



Having an injury or illness mandates much waiting, much stillness, much hoping and praying.  I am truly seeing what it is to wait for the Lord, to wait to see the mounting up with wings like eagles.  In my oh-too-human moments, I doubt and fear and fret.  But it is a promise….people who wait upon the Lord shall and will mount up with wings like eagles, we will walk and not grow faint A promise, a sure hope.  And that brings me past my human self for a time, to see the bigger thing that God wants me to see.  He’s there, He’s always with me, He never leaves me, and He will carry me through. So thank you, God, for the waiting.  It’s been good.  Blessings to all of you who are also waiting.  Slainte, Lisa

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14



Sometimes I feel like these docks…expectant, open, waiting for something unknown to come.  Wanting to be stable, content, and steady for whatever does come my way.  Afraid that somehow I’ll give way under the pressure, but God always keeps me grounded in that way He does.  Praying for an open and waiting heart today, that Jesus will bring just the thing He knows is best for me today.  Slainte, Lisa

Waiting for Mom

This face says it all.  I had been in this music store in Doolin for over an hour, drooling and looking and generally coveting all the wonderful whistles and music books contained within.  He tried to hang with me for a while, but his seven year old self finally took to the window in a sulk.  My husband captured this wonderful picture for posterity.  🙂

Aren’t pictures great?  They can take you back in time in one instant, just by seeing them.  And think of all the things we have yet to take pictures of, to experience, to delight in God’s stuff…what a wonderful life.  Thankful, Lisa