Glancing Back & Leaning Forward

About Me On the Weekend

October 13, 2013 0

What makes my voice distinctive? What is the defining theme that shines through all I do? What is this thing being birthed in my heart? It’s with these questions in my mind that I took to writing my About page for this blog. I wanted to give those of you who do not know me … Read more

Just Launch: My Blog Gets a New Design

October 11, 2013 7

Yesterday you did not hear from me, and for good reason. I took my blogging time and dedicated it instead to the launching of a new design of the Under an Open Sky blog.  I am so very happy to share the new look with you! (If you are reading this via an email link … Read more

Progressing or Arriving

October 9, 2013 2

This morning allow me to share one, single thought for us to ponder together: To prosper is to make steady progress in every area of your life. Today I am prospering. Not because my “To Do” list is done. Not because of achievement or destination. I am prospering because I am keeping my feet moving. … Read more

To You: My Leaders, My Followers and Me

October 8, 2013 1

Strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Hebrews 12:12-13 To you, my leaders Clear the path, make it straight, make it plain. Do you see us? We are following you. I am … Read more

The Honesty of Waking Thoughts

October 7, 2013 0

6 am “It is a sensitive time, this borderland between the long sleep of night and the immediacy of the day: one has been left behind, the other has not fully arrived. Ideas that have been at work in the mind may be clearer now than at any other time; but they are fragile, fleeting, … Read more

Be Kind to Thyself

October 5, 2013 1

{ photo credit } Weekend Thoughts This week marks the most blogging I’ve done in a long time! I began 31 Days to Glancing Back and Leaning Forward on Tuesday, along with the gang out at The Nester. I have loved writing my randomness all week. But this weekend, I am feeling my old friend, … Read more

The Day our Plumber Went to Jail

October 4, 2013 0

You can’t plan for this stuff, folks! And believe me, I’m a planner. After 9 months of planning, it was time to “birth” a new kitchen. It was labor time. We checked the budget, ordered cabinets, hired subs, sweet talked Daddy, and took time off work.  We were ready to demolish the old and bring … Read more

Swirl With It

October 2, 2013 1

{ photo credit } Swirl might be a good theme for my year. The best laid plans, and all that. Life is big, its grand, with too many moving parts to grasp in my hands. I imagine myself a conductor over my own life. Directing, determining, controlling. It’s my illusion. Truth is, I’m a tumbleweed flopping, … Read more

Mourning the Invisible (or Fantasizing about Stealing Your Children)

October 1, 2013 11

** Sorry for the dramatic title. I’ve been told by certain sisters of mine that I’m a dramatic person. I don’t think it was meant as a compliment. ** Well, we might as well start with the elephant in the room. (The elephant in my head, at least.) This year saw a moment of great joy … Read more

31 Days of Glancing Back and Leaning Forward

September 30, 2013 9

A year ago I sat in Applebees with dear friends and accidentally agreed to start this blog that very week. Happily, I did. I was snookered into taking the secret vision in my heart and bringing it into the light of day, unprepared, inexperienced and squinting in the sun. And now here it is, one … Read more