Changing Seasons

Growing up in California, the changing seasons have eluded me for twenty-four years. More than anything is my love for trees, the forest and all things outdoors. In hopes of finding my changing seasons, I've traveled to follow the snow, searched for the fall in trees and longed for the ocean mist. But somehow, when I stopped following, stopped searching, stopped longing.... I found it. 093trees01

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Who knew walking the dog in 40-50 degree weather through a business part could (temporarily) satisfy this desire! Needless to say, the past couple of days have been simply wonderful.

Once again I am thankful for so much. enlightening talks with new friends fabulous finds at Michael's almond green milk teas chocolate covered pretzels twister hot chocolate

God is good. =) Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!

Every New Day

I must say that recently my days have been increasingly harder emotionally and spiritually, but at the end of each day I'm filled with a richer sense of who I am and what God's trying to do in my life. Romans 5:5 Hope does not disappoint, for God poured out His love into my heart through the Holy Spirit He gave to me. I'm thankful for so many things. long talks with friends. travel. God's timing. long, getting-to-know you conversations with new friends. unexpected friendships. And, I am often reminded of the good times God's been blessing me with. =)

I am, in such perfect timing, going on a personal retreat to a very special place for the rest of the week.

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