Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What? Why? How? (One Hundred Days of Grace)

What?
One hundred consecutive days (starting March 1)

of noticing

something
one thing

each day

Why?
We let so many moments of grace slip past by
failing to see the beauty in our everyday lives

Sooooo...

How?
Stop.
Notice.
Appreciate.

and when you see grace...

snap a photo
journal the moment, the memory, the word
share with someone or keep it private

There's no wrong way to

start your journey...
follow mine...



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#onehundreddaysofgrace

Day 100

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Exploring Art and Culture (Chinese New Year)

The more we continue...

Exploring Art and Culture

the more we continue to

learn
expand

and

grow
together


   
 
 

Chinese New Year
2018 Year of the Dog
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Monday, February 12, 2018

With This Ring

"How many carats?"

someone once asked...
referring to my wedding ring

and I thought it was a rather odd question
(for someone to ask)

because...
well...

"Carats? Carrots are vegetables"

but

this ring?
these rings?


These rings are symbols of promise

covenant
commitment
connection

and it has been 18 years now "with this ring"


and throughout these 18 years

on my best days
and worst

I realize that

it hasn't mattered
how many carats were on the ring my hand holds

what's mattered Winston
is that you were the one

right there

holding it

I love you and Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

These are the Best Days

I love days like this...
























days of
love and laughter

as we look back over pictures
marveling at how young we were and

saying to one another...

"I've given you the best years of my life"

and today you are 42

(which makes me smile)

double the age of when we fell in love
and I just need to say...

"I've given you the best years of my life"

my youth
my innocence
my "best days"

and I am so blessed by how you've warmly

received them
welcomed them

wrapped your love around them
and given them back to me

one by one
year by year

"You are giving me the best years of your life"

and I will

cling to them
cleave to them
cherish them

until we are both fully gray

so

Happy 42nd Birthday Winston

and here's to the next 42...

our new best years

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Reason I Married a Christian

Marriage is

important
sacred
hard

with silent forces seeking to

kill
steal
destroy

and since

some things are important
(while others are not)

we choose our battles wisely

knowing our common enemy
knowing our uncommon God

knowing
showing
proving

that no matter what...

we can always run back to Him
the point at which we always

agree