The Little Leaf


Do you ever wonder how the smallest things touch us just at the right time?  I know I am just amazed that the most tender, comforting expression can just bring a smile to my face and put a waltz in my strut.  And you know it happens exactly when I need it.  I really think these happenings are all around me all the time, but I just refuse to stop this fast pace of mine to see the miracles and grace abounding in my life.  So during this beautiful season of change, stop and notice everything and everyone that is meant to touch your life.  Relish the love, comfort, and smiles these bring you.  And especially store these for the day when you will need to know there are forces much greater than you and I!

The Little Leaf

Little leaf fall upon my hand and foot.

Spread the light of your color throughout my body.

You dazzle me with your splendor.

And soothe me with your touch.


I know I am not alone by your presence.

I know the Creator has touched you,

As He has touched me.

He provided this meeting at this time and place.

For you and for me.


I would love to be you sometimes.

Soaking in the sun all day.

Searching the moon at night.

Free to float, dance, and flitter.

Finally settling in the Earth.


But I guess sometimes you wish you were me.

Getting to walk toward a grandchild wanting to hug you.

Holding a child in your arms.

Feeling a kiss from the one you share a life with.


Well I am me and you are you.

But the Creator has us sharing our lives in this time.

Maybe little leaf so you can be me and I you.

If only for that short moment in time.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

 As we say in the South, “wauller” (meaning to roll a lot!) in this season!  Roll around and just soak it all in.  Also be the small thing for someone else—it may be the day they need to know the greater force is there for them!  Harvest blessings!








In The Fog


My eyes and mind get so “foggy” when it comes to the question—-“Am I where I need to be and doing what I need to do?”  I am sure you never get these emotions!  You would think the older we become, the more defined and clear we would be about where we are in life.  I really believe that is where the old saying goes about age bringing wisdom.  The true wisdom in the middle of the fog is that we continue to grow and learn.  That we continue to take risk and think about change.  When we give all of this up, even if we are “foggy”, we give up that desire to live life to the fullest.  We give up all that God can create through us and with us.  So get those fog lamps geared up and on!  Push through to the glorious light on the other side—–the wisdom of living with Devine intervention!

In The Fog

Am I suppose to be here?

These days have sometimes spoken that I should be somewhere else.

Maybe it is just my mind playing a trick on my brain.

Some days our path is so clear,

And then others the path has fog that clouds God’s words to my heart.


Judgements are made by others that seem so unfair to the soul,

But yet did my soul reveal a bitterness it should have not?

God was I disappointing to You by not allowing Your light to shine?

Words of wisdom and reminders by others help the fog to clear.


God I know I am Yours.

I know I am not a disappointment.

I know that I do make mistakes,

But You send others to show me how these are part of my path.


I love where I am in my life that you have planned!  Dear God!

But I do not want to be stagnant.

I want to continue to create.

No!  I want You to continue to create through me!!

Thank you Lord for fog!

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

Thank you so much for reading with me this week.  I hope that life may have become clearer for you by reading with me.  Enjoy this wonderful time of changes and colors in our beautiful landscape.  Let this environment inspire your creativity!  Happy early Fall!!








First today I want to say thanks for all of you wonderful souls that have been hanging in there with me.  My post has been a little sporadic the last couple of weeks due to scheduling.  However, I am getting it all worked out and will soon be back on a regular basis!  Thanks for having patience!  Now— on for this weeks discussion!

The simple piece today says it all.  We all know the damage that worry can cause, yet it catches us off guard so many times.  We are so busy with our lives, evaluating all the many situations that we are involved with that our minds don’t have the time to rest.  And when the mind cannot rest between situations, it does not have the needed time to evaluate options that are good or the best choices that we need to make.  I wonder if you are ever like me?  I just want to say time out!!!—I need a moment to not think!  I know one thing I do try—I stop and put trust where it needs to go—to God.  I relax my shoulders, I release my tension, and I say take this.  I really don’t care how small the situation seems.  I think we forget that God (Jesus) said “Come to me as small children.”.  And you know small children usually deal with small situations!  Then with the breath that comes next, I gain clarity.  So to sum it up—–worry = trusting = let it go (God said it first Elsa!!)!!


Biting nails.

Tugging hair.

Grinding teeth.

Worry brings them on.


Worry swirls the thoughts.

In my mind I rerun the same scenarios.

Breaking out.

Rubbing ears.


OCD comes out to show its control.

Touch 1 time, touch 2 times, touch 3 times.

Turn lights off.

Turn lights on.

Turn lights off.


Tapping finger.

Shaking leg.

Worry worm.

Wiggle no more.


Tiredness fuels the worry wart.

Rocking, rocking, rocking.

It is like an itch.

You want to scratch and scratch.


Spinning fingers.

Creased wrinkles on my face.

Hurried steps in my gait.

Worry follows me.


Your mind knows better.

Your heart does not want to give in.

When do we learn this worry?

Or are we born with this worry?


Worry, worry, worry.

Won’t let me rest.

Mind please let me be.

Worry seems to be what I do best.


I try to give over.

To the power above.

I will let it be no more.

Lord-Oh! Lord-I will try not to worry.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

Thank you so much for being with me this week.  For taking your precious time to read and think with me.  May your worry float right on up to the right place this week, and may you life be filled with peace and joy!  Happy early Fall!!