Gratitude exclaims... 'How good of God to give me this.' Adoration says, 'What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!' One's mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun.” C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer What if, instead of focusing on the gifts, I
She stands In tattered gold Tossing bits of amber And jade, jewels of a year grown old: November. Zephyr Ware Tarver The forecast was for snow overnight. I have not yet looked out the window, so I don’t know if it came. My brain is still in that slightly muffled place it goes to when
Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a computer, a version of talk therapy that requires neither appointment nor a fee. Parker J. Palmer, On the Brink of Everything Dark comes early now. The landscapers have taken away a good
It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing. Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife We turn the clocks back and mayhem quietly ensues. The dog wants dinner in the early afternoon, I put up three non-traditional lighted birch trees because it’s going to be dark for months now,
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I wrestle, again, with my sleep pattern, waking up—wide awake—at an hour when it’s too early even for me to begin the day. I pray, read a bit, ponder the
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me! Thomas Chisholm, Great is
Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. Lauren DeStefano, Wither Feeling kind of quiet this morning. Trust you understand . . .