More Sneak Peeks

Posted by jael on Sep 11, 2011 in Marriage, Religion, Spiritual Journey |

Ok, it’s not that I haven’t tried to post.

It’s not that the technology is beyond me.

It’s that the technology is out to get me.

Paranoid as it sounds, my every attempt to finish the picture tour of the new space was sabotaged by one computer issue or another.

Inevitable user-frustration cross pollinated user-error to further compound the issue.

Visions of the first Well study I ever taught downloaded in my memory like the printer that printed perfectly on Tuesdays would crash every Wednesday.

I’ve tried four times; this will be the final strategic attempt and, if I don’t get more pictures up today,  well you’re just going to have to come visit!

In fact, you need to come visit anyway!

Here’s some morning inspiration I see in the kitchen with my morning coffee.

Be still and know that I am God.
This verse conducts a calm in my heart like none other.
Such elegant simplicity affirms, baffles, and delights me.

I had originally placed the apron on the pantry door to send a photo to a heart sister, but fell for the sass of its whimsy and constant reminder of how versatile a household tool aprons can be.

The yellow stairway is adjacent to the yellow kitchen. I still think of Oz amid all that yellow and have taken to naming the occasional spider Toto.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I read this verse every time I head up the steps
with Thanksgiving
to walk out His plan for us here.
A good plan, if not an easy one yet.
A plan I trust and will obey.

The photography above and below the verse was taken by a friendship doctor, constant reminders of the priceless remedy of his quiet love and boisterous talents.

Check out Sprout!
If you’re late to the party, you can read Sprouts origin story here.
Go ahead and count the number of shoots.
Go ahead,
go ahead!
He cycles anew and is ready to plant.

As respectfully as Mary to the angel, I look at that plant every day and pray, “May it be also with me and my Faith.”
May I cycle anew here.

The kids’ rooms gallery their own art and passions. This is the Oldest Girl’s self-portrait:

Sister The Middle Girl’s silhouette:

The Baby collaborated with her sister on this piece intended to help them embrace the vivid colors of their room:

As they splattered, stomped and kissed, they decided that they wanted bold text as part of the piece.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.

Was I proud they independently chose to make art from the Fruit of the Spirit?

Can ya gimme a Hallelujah!

What is missing from this scene?

Look hard.



The diaper-changing pallet!
It’s the first time in 14 years that our bed has not had a changing station atop it.

It still looks empty to me that way.

Every day, I miss my LPK babies
and their giggle-coo music
drool persusion ahhhs
and stacata da-da-das
and love smell
that triggers hope dopamine.


Mamma love,
palms of peace.

faces of peace
through Body’s lens


New digs for old tools.

In this space, He often meets me low and lifts me on high.

Not through my strength, but His strength alone.


This tour captures snapshots of views my eyes light upon each day.

Where my thoughts dwell.

Consider it one salted peanut.
A taste.
An invitation to come gather at our table
and join us again
and together feast
with Thanksgiving
His daily bread.

I miss you.

I love you.

I trust Him.

There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!



Sep 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Your writing still draws me in and is a thing of beauty. Thanks for continuing to share.

Sep 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

I continue to pray for your heart and complete recovery. I thought of you often last week as God created situations to slow me down and bid me listen. Seasons of change and recovery engrave invitations for us to trust him more and go deeper into relationship with Him. Your readership is a thing of beauty to me. Thank you.

Sep 12, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Thank you. What good words. I have been going deeper. What a wild invitation He gives.

Sep 13, 2011 at 6:40 am


What a wild, scandalous, personal, constant panacea of provision and love!

Enjoy your Sojourn time with Him the most gracious of hosts!

Sep 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Thanks for the beloved tour! Makes me feel like I’m walking the floor with you : ) Pray this it is beginning to FEEL like home. Love the sunshine yellow!

Sep 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

McPresence, Batman! Was it like looking in the mirror to see how your family LOVES!!! You remain central to my heart and hearth as always, tj. xoxo

Sep 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Ahhhh! Now, I can place you where you are in my mind’s eye. And of course, remember that you are also in my heart.


Sep 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

You will always be in my heart and home, Challa Bella. What do you hear about the next practicum? xoxo So much love!

Sarah Grace
Sep 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Your house is so welcoming and peaceful, thank you for a glimpse.:)

Sep 13, 2011 at 6:41 am

Next time, I’ll bake!
Thank you.

Lisa wood
Sep 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

Great to hear from you. We miss Ezri but are praying for an easy transition and lots of heart friends.

Love, Lisa Wood

Sep 13, 2011 at 7:24 am

We pray for you and the Covenant School every morning. You and Betsy left big impressions on her little heart and faith. We miss you. xo

Sep 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Colour will never be boring – it is good to see what your HOME looks like – a virtual visit – without the voices and hugs, though, that I so miss. Prayers…

Sep 13, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The arms miss your hugs as do our voices your ears.

Too much colour here to bore the sense… they pop like the grease of bacon in a hot frying pan.

Simile chosen as we have weather here also like grease of a hot frying pan…

So much LOVE!

Sep 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Repostering, repurposing, rejoicing…it’s home.
xo Nana

Sep 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm


…and your beloved touch
and every where!

LOVE you!



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