How to Save a Mind...

And here we are, precious friends, slogging through life, looking for ideas, ways, paths to make it less difficult, to slow it down, to make it stop, if that were even possible.  And so I find myself trying to keep moving, planning, thinking, loving without losing sight of the most important things in life.  I have felt the stress pile up so high it would likely suffocate me if it weren't for my husband by my side, softly reassuring me that everything will be fine.  I cling to his gentle words and patient rebukes like he were my drug, longing for the rock-solid steadiness that he exudes.  He doesn't change.  The things he thinks about are always on his mind, testing him, teasing him.
My mind is like an ocean, constantly washing up on the shore with new trinkets and findings lost amid its depths ages ago.  I come back to those old doubts, those ancient fears, letting them niggle away at me until I threaten to burst, like a dam let loose.

But my Jake, he feeds our Father's truth to me with such sincerity and love, smoothing over my ruffled feathers, soothing the ache, banishing the lies and deceit that caused the stress and deception from the start.

My God has provided this mere mortal with a grace that defies logic, and he lovingly gifts it to me, for the sake of saving my sanity.

---In which words are not nearly enough to convey this deep love---


I don't have to tell you how busy the month of July has been for me.  I will let my lack of blogging presence speak for itself.  In the meantime, I will leave you with a small morsel to tide you over until I can write something with more substance.

It draws me in...
I am enchanted, captivated, moved,
Held prisoner by the prisms of light, 
The beauteous rays.

I breathe the dank smell floating
Up from the river, still fresh in the 
Morning coolness, unaffected by the
Searing heat of a midday sun.

I hear them chirping, their cacophony at once
Melodious and incomprehensible,
They swoop, they soar, they forage, 
They dance around one another in the air.

The puffs of cloud in the sky dare me to
Dream of cotton candy goodness,
Immovable in their perfect haven of blue.

The earth comes alive, 
Tiny spiders on pensive hands, 
Wisps of air slipping between the spaces of foot and sandal, 
Warm fingers of light brushing a soft cheek.


Picture source: http://www.delderfield.com.au/Photo_gallery/pl_images/y_Daybreak.jpg


600th post...

Can you believe it? Thanks to all the readers who have stuck with me through thick and thin, through months of epic posting and months of one post.

My favourite shot of the day
Just enjoying a leisurely evening with the Paynes while my friends and family in Ontario are fast asleep.  We had a great day sight-seeing and taking pictures of 'beautiful BC'. It certainly lives up to my expectations.  I was told by many people it is a lovely province.  The mountains take your breath away!

Anyways, I hope everyone is surviving the heat.  I hear that the weather back home is quite overwhelming. We've been having lovely sunshine but a nice cool wind to even things out.

One more day before Ruth-Ann becomes Mrs. Ruth-Ann Diana!!  



Beautiful BC...

I've arrived safe and sound in BC for Ruth-Ann's wedding.  This is my first time here and I can honestly say that I can feel closet to God amidst these majestic mountains.
Ruth-Ann and I are having a wonderful time catching up.