To Feel Alive

I pause to take in this photo with my sister (right, age 3) and I (left, age 2). What captured my attention is the look on our faces. The emotion - the joy, the smiles, the bouncing hair from dancing. This is Alive. What does it take for us as we…

My Father’s Words

"Rest brings restoration."- words given to me by my Father. Have you ever received a few words that bring an immediate change in perspective? These did for me. In the summer of 2007, after a cycling accident brought many weeks of forced downtime from my active lifestyle, my patience was…

Sweet Faith, Sweet Jean

What starts small can grow, filling you up completely and renewing life, giving a new direction. I know this. It happened to me. Of course, at the time I started, I didn’t know this, but just listened to an inner calling. Taking a step brought a complete change of focus. …

Faith Walk

Sometimes you don’t know how it's going to start. But it does. You start the “doing” without even really “knowing.” And then, along the way, a development occurs. An idea. Do you listen to it?  Or do you brush it off?  Does your heart keep chanting it to you? A…

Faith Experience

One of the great things about getting older is having experience. Specifically, faith experience to see when God’s hand has touched your life. How He has guided. Little nudges all along the way, bringing a Wow happening, helping us to understand. Faith is little by little. It grows. One of…

A Gift – One More Photo.

Over the last year I’ve wished often I had more photos of my sweet Jean. When someone passes, all you have is what you got - in the tangible sense. Yes, that is pretty straight forward. You don’t get more photo opportunities. Even so, it didn’t make my want go…

The Value of TAKING Time

Last week I took a vacation with my family-mom, dad, sister and her family. The small Bretall crew. A first as adults for us to go away together. It doesn't have to be in the form of "vacation," it is just spending time together. The action being the taking of the…

Made For You.

Have you ever known when something was made for you? It's there waiting. For You. The timing could be years building or in an instant. It's for you to see it, grasp it, and take it. Makes me think of an image of a paraglider, you catch the flight ride,…
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