On Miss Manners, Grace & a Birthday Bouquet

On Miss Manners, Grace & a Birthday Bouquet
We're doing something different today for the 12th post in our trust series. I say "our" because I learn from your comments. Thank you. ******The trees show off their colorful coats of orange and yellow as I drive to a friend’s house. After I drop her daughter off after school, she surprises me with a bouquet of flowers: several red roses, a pale green hydrangea, purple freesia and sunset-tinged flowers. She says, “Happy Birthday,” I blush and reply, “Thank you.” W... [More]

A Prayer For Rest

A Prayer For Rest
This is the 11th (*) post in our Trust Series. I say "our" because your comments inspire me to see trust in new ways. Thank you! Photo used with permission of Flickr CC User:Tim Pierce Dear God, I like how children rest on a hammock without first analyzing whether it can hold them. They don't touch the twine and test its strength. They don't debate its efficacy. They just climb on and relax. They trust. The Earth moves around the sun at speeds nearing 67,000 miles an hour without any help fro... [More]

How Sherrey learned to trust God again

How Sherrey learned to trust God again
I stop as my eyes widen at TV footage showing a man knocking down his girlfriend, then dragging her out of an elevator. Soon after, the media highlights more cases of domestic violence. For the 10th post(*) in our ongoing trust series, I've invited my online friend, Sherrey Meyer to share her story of learning to trust God again after suffering emotional abuse from her first husband. Photo used with permission of Flickr CC User: Waithamai 1. Sherrey, thank you for being brave and sharing ... [More]

A Prayer for Wonder (& Penguins)

A Prayer for Wonder (& Penguins)
Welcome to the 9th post in "our" trusting God series. I say "our" because your comments inspire me. Your comments to my recent post "When you trust enough to play" inspired this prayer post. Thank you for being part of the conversation. It keeps it interesting. I added "Trust Series" as a category on my sidebar to make it easier for you to find all the posts in one place. Photo used with permission of Patricia Hunter A Prayer for Wonder: Dear God, When the leaves on our neighbor's tree blaze or... [More]

When you trust enough to play (& Book Review)

When you trust enough to play (& Book Review)
My four year old sister and five year old me ride a bright red tricycle. I peddle while she stands on the ledge between the two rear wheels. We circle the tiny living area in our one bedroom apartment to put on a "show" for our grey-haired neighbors.  They smiled and clapped as we performed. We took turns. Whoever stood on the back ledge, stuck one leg out, like an ice skater while the tricycle twirled. Laura Boggess would have been proud. We trusted our audience would smile. **** Photo... [More]