Autumn has arrived in beautiful Colorado as well as the northern hemisphere and it is just gorgeous this year! Autumn is my favorite season, I must admit. I love the colors, I love the temperatures cooling down, I love the way the light slants across the sky in a softer manner that seems to make … Continue reading Autumn Has Arrived!!
You know, sometimes, just when you think you have life pretty much figured out and know how to take care of all the basics, you find yourself utterly defeated by something completely ridiculous. In my past I've found myself challenged by big things like aging parents, angsty teens, mental illness, poverty, sexism, racism, and even … Continue reading Humility
I found a recipe making the rounds on Facebook for Southern Banana Pudding and suddenly I was back in the kitchen of my childhood on a Sunday morning after church making banana pudding as Mother instructed me on how to make it. Sunday dinners (which in the South means the noon meal) were the biggest … Continue reading Sunday Dinners
I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado where the average precipitation per year is roughly 11 inches. This year, I'm not certain how many inches we've received, but I know we're well over double that amount if not nearing triple that amount. El nino is definitely affecting our weather pattern to say the least. As a … Continue reading Cutting Back Our Front Yard Rainforest
My yard has become a rainforest this year. When you get more than twice as much rain as the average each year, in a usual arid environment, one day you open your front door and realize that somehow your front yard has wandered to the Bahamas or perhaps to Brazil. There are sunflower plants and … Continue reading My Yard Is A Rainforest
I was reading Guideposts this morning and came across a quote so profound, I felt I had to share it and some other thoughts I have on the matter. Here is the quote: "Our hands are really servants of our thoughts, so if you want to understand what you're thinking, watch what your hands are … Continue reading What Are Your Hands Doing?
Discombobulated, anxious, all because of a twelve-pound dog who found me at a truck stop ten years ago and made me fall in love. While he's in surgery, it's like I'm at the hospital waiting room in 1986, while my mom is having open heart surgery. Love isn't reasonable or logical. It just is. When … Continue reading Discombobulated
Before I was born, you protected me. You wouldn't let them do a necessary hysterectomy on you because you knew there was me, hidden deep inside. Thank you for being protective of me before anyone believed I existed. You continued to protect me in so many ways until the day that you left us. Even … Continue reading An Ode to Mother On Mother’s Day
I love this passage in Romans. When I get all out of whack and grumpy, I read this passage and get straightened out right away. I love all the different translations too, but this one from The Message says it all very plainly and I like that. So, I thought I would share this today, … Continue reading Romans 12: 9-21
Sunrise is purple and gold now. I need to write and pray. This is how I start days. I pray you peace and love. © Elaine Wood-Lane 4/27/15 And today’s prompt – optional, as always — comes to us from Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, … Continue reading Starting My Day|A Hay(na)ku|NaPoWriMo Day 27