a single track

I just noticed that every single post so far, save the one that just quotes Psalms directly, either mentions food or is entirely about food. Ha. I think I am quite thankful for food.


I am so thankful for tea! I really really like tea.

Jasmine blended with tropical rooibos from teavana.com.
Passion and Zen from Tazo. Also Tazo's Calm.
Orange Ginger Mint from Republic of Tea.
Homemade ginger lime honey.

Oh man, do I like tea!

Thank You, God, for Your good gifts and the taste buds to enjoy them.


Some things making me happy this week:

Almond Joys


My husband liking peppers now!

Running with my sister-in-law

Thank You, God, for Your good gifts and the eyes to see them!


being known

The Weekend:
- talking & loving from the time we met to the time we left
- a shared joy in tea, and running
- gifts of books from one, necklaces from another, and great news from the third!
- contemplative questions & deep sharing; a prayerful perspective
- a hike in the rain
- apple cake for breakfast
- gratitude spoken and our retreat spot richly enjoyed
- funky wildflowers
- being known

Thank You, God, for Your really amazing gift of these three women, and the eyes to see them.


my granite hideout

"I love you, God--
You make me strong.

My God--the high crag
where I run for dear life,
hiding behind the boulders,
safe in the granite hideout.

I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,
and find myself safe and saved.

God made my life complete
when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I got my act together,
he gave me a fresh start.
Now I'm alert to God's ways;
I don't take God for granted.
Every day I review the ways he works;
I try not to miss a trick.
I feel put back together,
and I'm watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life
when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes."

- parts of Psalm 18, from The Message translation

Thank You, God, for Your good gifts and the eyes to see them.