I used to run. I used to run often. I used to be able to. Not anymore. Now I have been forced to walk. At first I hated it. I felt so slow. But I have come to see how much I need to walk. When I walk I see what I would have missed… Continue reading Why Run When You Can Walk?
A Pen and a Hankie July 22, 2017Amy K RadfordEdit "A Pen and a Hankie" One morning, my three year old son came down the stairs grinning from ear to ear. I was slightly confused as I had sent him up to change and he came down looking at me as if I should be aware he had done… Continue reading The Pen
Some days feel like you are walking up hill. You wonder when it will end. But the end will come. And you will be stronger. The muscles built from taking the hill Are what you will need for the next steps.
Every time I walk our road I discover something new. I have walked it multiple times a week for the last seven years and each time, I am delighted by what I find. I have learned that about God's Word. As I study the Bible, I discover more and more about God and His attributes.… Continue reading Discovery in Nature and the Word
It wasn't her real name, but it is what described her best. She cared for not only scrapes and bruises but mended relationships and broken hearts. She nurtured the soul. She comforted and encouraged. She exemplified "Jesus with skin on". Today, I go to celebrate her reunion with Jesus but I do wish I could… Continue reading We Called Her Nursie
I have always loved the variety of seasons. Spring is bright and vibrant after a long winter, summer is warm and free, and fall is colorful and cozy. But winter is a whole other thing. At times, when fresh snow blankets the lawn, it is peaceful and picturesque. But by the time we get to… Continue reading Seasons
There once was a tree that stood tall and strong and the world revolved around it. No one ever expected it to fall and when it did life was never the same. You never expect such a strong tree to fall. But twenty five years ago today it did. The tree stood in the center… Continue reading Twenty Five Years
Living in the northeast, you take a sunny warm spring day head on, because you don't know when you will see one again. You could even experience snow and sunburn in the matter of twenty four hours. This was confirmed when after spending days outside working on my landscaping, snow is falling. Fresh air and… Continue reading Digging In
The litany of things I should be doing runs through my head like a school closing banner at the bottom of a tv. I feel like each year I get older the shoulds multiply like baby rabbits. There are even should categories. My household shoulds are a never ending list of laundry to wash, dry,… Continue reading A Case of the Shoulds
Our first fall in the Adirondacks, I discovered bittersweet growing in our backyard. I wasn't aware of its name until I looked it up, but I found it intriguing. A beautiful vine with yellow casing opening to red berries and it's called bittersweet? Why did it have such a paradoxical name? I may not have… Continue reading Bittersweet