Monday, July 18, 2011


Nora setting her toad free into its "natural environment"--her butterfly garden.
A movie about a really fast horse.  I love horses.
Mom giving me permission, encouraging.
Three part harmony in the fellowship hall.  Let us unite, and never give up.
The miracle of a tadpole who becomes a frog and the teacher who shows us this.
Words that teach me poetry.
Asking, always asking for a real relationship with Him.  Never giving up because He never does.  He never gives up on me.
Nora swinging in the sprinkler as I pick another grocery bag full of green beans.
The first yellow squash, blossom intact.
Bees in the herb flowers.
The mess of another barn swallow couple building a muddy, miraculous nest above the front door.
A safe home in which to sleep.
Not knowing anything about my future, and asking again and again to live in this not knowing, carried by His promise.
Crying when I need to cry.
Playing with Nora as she goes shopping at "Hallmart" for a "derivity plug" for her "hubber craft."
Dancing, really dancing to the Staple Singers "I'll Take You There."  Remembering I can still swing a thing or two.  Wanting to remember that there's still a lot of life left to live and I don't have to spend it waiting for I don't know what.  I'm already there.

And for those of you who aren't afraid of putting on some headphones and dancing like your life depended on it, try this groove on for size.  I believe it will fit:


  1. Did someone say green beans? Does that someone need another someone to take some green beans off her hands? The artist's way is to have her ears open and her eyes open to notice the beauty in the moment- that's you and that's not waiting livin' that's livin' livin'. Peace.

  2. Such a fun song to dance to. :)

    And a sprinkler and swing sounds perfect for days where it feels like we are stuck in an oven. Perfect.

    Your future is in God's hands, and it couldn't work out more beautifully than where it's at. Praying for your patience and peace.

  3. I love your blog, Lisa. It's so often a very grounding way to start or end a day. And thanks for the Staple Singers. I'm the only person at work right now except for the janitor, and we are ROCKING OUT.

  4. This made me smile. I love Nora's imagination. I love that you dance. I love all the miracles. Love you, too! :)