Cup Overflowing

Mondays are for gratitude…counting to 1000 and beyond…

154. My dissertation proposal, The Role of Prayer in Academic Theological Education, was approved.  After 5 years, I am finally at the stage where I’m free to go anywhere (almost) and write.  Hopefully, I will graduate next May.


155. And the decision is…Seattle.  After months of wrestling and taking steps forward to move to Texas (where my parents live), I decided that the place for intensive writing is with my church and community of 17 years, where I will have more freedom to get around, be near close friends who will pull me out of my writing cave, and where I will not melt in desert heat.  It was a very hard decision, one I am thankful to have finally made.


156.  A lovely day in Salem with friends.


157.  A new tree for my collection.

158. A delicious Easter brunch with friends.


159.  Spring has come to Boston.

160. Continued gratitude for healing of migraines, insomnia, and a majority of my anxiety.  Who would have thought they were all connected.  It feels like a new life.

mary tells the disciples

161. Mary Magdalene, the first person who brought news of Christ’s resurrection.


162. Resurrection before my eyes.  I came home and found my tulips drooping over their vase and gave them water.  Within an hour, they perked up again.  Grateful for living water when I am like a thirsty plant.


162. A quiet morning, listening to the birds greet Easter Monday.

holy experience

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  • Praising God with you as decisions and approvals and gratefulness surround you, Susan. God sends a wisp of clearness for you as you take that next step. Your dissertation topic sounds so interesting. And Seattle is lovely. The picture of Mount Ranier (is it?) reminds me so much of Portland, OR where I once lived looking upon Mount Hood from the city. I am now in Texas and would love to be in the Northwest, especially over these next many months! May God envelop you and guide each step.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  • visiting from Ann V.

    and this certainly does overflow… such peace really,
    bless you as you continue your journey