Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have
Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist. ~ Madeline L'Engle I have wasted far too much time this week mucking around with my laptop trying to find an explanation for, and resolve, an issue that rendered it unusable. Maybe “wasted” isn’t an entirely accurate description. Perhaps, instead, I might look at
And for each one of us there is a special gift, the way in which we may best serve and please the Lord, whose love is so overflowing. ~ Madeline L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I could grasp the multi-faceted truth of these words, and internalize it, I would be the
I would, quite often, like to be grownup, wise, and sophisticated. But these gifts are not mine. ~Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet Struggling, just now, with where to put the words I’ve put down here. Should I move them over to my private journal or current work-in-progress? Leave them here? Are they too heavy
We turn to stories and pictures and music because they show us who and what and why we are, and what our relationship is to life and death, what is essential, and what, despite the arbitrariness of falling beams, will not burn. ~ Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet If you’re not paying attention they
Serious art is born from serious play. ~ Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way Much ruminating and writing in my private journal this morning so I come here late, and rather spent, wondering what Monday magic awaits. Let’s make some today. Yes?
Rest and be thankful. ~ William Wordsworth Some days these are the only things required—and aren’t we blessed by the gift of days like this? Today: worship and teaching, fellowship and family. We are looking forward to an overnight visit from out son who is passing through on the way to his next job. In