“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ~ C.S. Lewis Selah.
“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe After the wind of the past couple of days, it’s eerily calm and quiet this morning. I just watched a hummingbird […]
“Silence is like scouring sand. When you are quiet, the silence blows against your mind and etches away everything that is soft and unimportant.” ~ Gordon Hempton I’m dreaming that I am driving toward Weyburn, Saskatchewan to meet my mom when I decide to turn around and go to her house instead. I am anticipating the […]
“Solitude is the furnace of transformation.” ~ Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart Just when it seemed that it wouldn’t happen, it happened: Gerry left in the wee hours of this morning for his annual fishing trip. The road to his ocean destination is not fully open due to the wildfires, but they are […]
“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” ~Pythagoras Yesterday morning, when I was the garden, I felt something different in the air; the heat of summer is behind us. My tomato harvest is dismal in comparison to prior years and there’s not a dang thing I can do about it. For […]
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter The bulk of my words are tucked away in my journal this morning. Here, I’ll leave a few more things on my simple happy list. Blueberry cobbler. Words. A new recipe. Dusted […]
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables I visit the garden after a two-day absence and am awed by the change in such a short time. Some things come in abundance, for others […]
“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro. (Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)” ~ Thomas à Kempis We wake to relatively clear air this morning under cloudy skies and a breeze. The deck is wet with rain–how wonderful!–and a bit […]