Thursday, September 2, 2010


i am eating my challenge today (or maybe it's eating me). eating it (or...vice versa) because it is nine o'clock and my body is tight and tired and the last thing i want to do is sit here and drum up words.

i suppose that's the point. so here i am.

this morning, after taking miss josie out to "do business" and witnessing the spectacular sky and streamer clouds, i went back with my camera and laid in wet grass to capture the blue. then i rolled over to my belly and caught sunbeams playing in the dew. with the cool (pre-hurricane) breeze, it was really quite noteworthy.

last night i sat on a brick wall at school and watched for a quarter of an hour while birds flocked over the academic circle, their swooping and soaring silhouetted against the faded golden sky and smoky wisps of cloud. i just sat, breathed in their abandon. and itched for a camera (i have this bug badly, peeps).

both times, i thought about looking up. looking up to the sky, but also up to the Creator of the sky. being drawn to the beauty and peace of His handiwork. constantly ministered to by it.

it's kind of funny, actually. "looking up." i joked to myself this morning under the crystal blue canopy. "that's right, e. things are looking up here." and you know what, they are. i may be tired, tight now. but God is with me. and with Him, things are always looking up. always pressing forward to Christ.

"looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith..." hebrews 12:2


  1. another amen. looking up-the only place our focus should be. i love you, friend. xo

  2. the sky was beautiful here today, too. breezy, sunny, and 75.

    i can just see you gazing. know i am too. i love you.