One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sounds like a good plan for a Monday as we begin again. But first, coffee: personally brewed and hand-delivered to my
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired by spring-like days in the middle of January, I stop at the grocery store to see if the season has changed there too. There, I find the most beautiful pale pink tulips. Simple happy.
God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship. Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church Leaning in to silence and solitude today. That is all. That is enough.
I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. Henry Fielding I spend the morning in the woman cave catching up on—and getting ahead of—a few things, but not tending to what I really want to tend to. I need a healthy dose
We live by revelation, as Christians, as artists, which means we must be careful never to get set into rigid molds. The minute we begin to think we know all the answers, we forget the questions, and we become smug like the Pharisee who listed all his considerable virtues, and thanked God that he was
Mistakes are proof that you're trying. Ernest Hemingway It turns, unexpectedly, into an unpleasant busy day and nothing gets done that I intended to get done. I lose my peace; I lose my mind. Later there are apologies to my husband, my Yorkie, and my God. They all forgive; they all still love me. Prayer
But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton I click send on an email about a decision I’ve been mulling over for ages, making it official. Intention means letting go of some good things in order to focus best on the precious few. Later,