Thursday, February 21, 2013

Just so you know...


1. "The mountians are calling, and I must go." Roadtripping to Yosemite tomorrow. #stoked

2. Art in the Alley is happening 3-3-13, Sunday, 12-5pm in the alley next to Augie's Coffee House. I'll be there showing my work along with over thirty other artists. And I'll have stories to tell you about Yosemite. #SupportLocalArtists

3. I could listen to this song all day. In fact, I'm probably going to. That's what roadtrips are for, right?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

5 from Crystal Cove, CA

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air...

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Monday, February 18, 2013

You make me happy when skies are gray

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
So please don't take my sunshine away

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


2013-02-12_001 Sunrise from the backyard. Not too shabby, huh?

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes
~10,000 Reasons, Matt Redman

Friday, February 8, 2013

Treasures of Snow

2013-02-08_001 It snowed today! It snowed on my birthday. That's just the best.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

In the Raw...

2013-02-07_001 January carried goodbyes I didn’t want to say. It brought heavy expectations laid on my shoulders by well meaning people. Hopelessness flirted with my soul, and I entertained it. I didn’t want to talk to God.

Trusting Him seemed like foolishness. His kindnesses were cruel. That’s what I wanted to say. But every time those thoughts made their entrance, “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love.” (Psalm 103:8) replayed itself like a drum loop over and over again. Battle being waged for my soul and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to believe the slander against His character.

I dwell in a lions’ den. The lions are lies. They could tear me apart and eat me alive. But God has shut their mouths. I can choose to be afraid. That would certainly be reasonable to anyone watching. Or I can rest safely while waiting for the light of day.

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. ~ Daniel 6:19-23