A Short Timeout

Spring is truly here! Our beautiful Redbud tree burst into bloom this week. What a glorious sight!

The weather was warm and sunny yesterday, so my husband spent most of the day planting vegetables in our garden while I weeded the flower beds — again. It was also time to put out our hummingbird feeder, since this is the beginning of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird migration. (You can follow the hummingbird migration by clicking here.) I also scrubbed out and hung our thistle feeder. We spotted a few American Goldfinches around the neighborhood in recent days. There haven’t been many in our area for the past few years, so we are thrilled to see their return!

Holy Rest

As we enter Holy Week, I am going to take the next two Sundays off from writing to focus on my faith and my family. Life has become just a bit overwhelming at the moment.

 

But here’s the Good News . . .

There is so much hope during this season of Lent! Although I have entered an uncertain time of change and job-seeking, I am positive that God is leading the search. He guides each step and every turn in my path.

There is often a temptation to allow our present circumstances to take control of our daily lives. I find great comfort knowing that don’t have to figure this out on my own, because the Lord is in control. Amen?

Wishing you grace and peace this Easter.

Blessings,

Dawn 🙏🏼

The Season of Singing

One of my greatest joys in life is singing in our church choir.

When I first joined the choir almost 20 years ago, I really wasn’t sure what I was doing. I hadn’t read music since high school marching band, or participated in a choral ensemble since, well . . . ever! I couldn’t sight read very well at all. I wasn’t even sure what part to sing!

None of that seemed to matter to anyone though. They were just happy to have me become part of the choir family. And that is what we are. We laugh at life together, share stories about our families, and pray for one another. We are a mix of all ages and abilities. Some of us have been there many years, and some are new to singing.

At one time, our choir filled the entire platform behind the pulpit, but lately our numbers have dwindled to around a dozen people. We’ve had some rough rehearsals where we scrap an anthem that we just couldn’t pull together. There have been other times when we relied on the Holy Spirit alone to blend our voices on Sunday morning when several members were out sick.

Through it all our God is faithful, and He continues to use our little choir to draw people closer to Him. Together we share one common purpose: to lift our voices to the Lord through hymns and songs, and glorify Him in through every season of the year. Halleluia and Amen!