Saturday, July 22, 2017

“This world is not conclusion A sequel stands beyond.” ~ Emily Dickinson. Thanks to Plain and Fancy Girl, Marian Beaman, (http://marianbeaman.com) for this quote today–it’s perfect. My longing for that sequel grows stronger day by day, and the passing of a dear one only magnifies it. I think often of author Shirley Showalter’s (http://www.shirleyshowalter.com/) personal mission […]

Friday, July 21, 2017

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ~ C.S. Lewis We are gathering to celebrate the life of my best friend’s husband today–a gentle, quiet man of great integrity and faith. There is sorrow to be sure, […]

Friday, July 14, 2017

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow! How the heart yearningly turns to His rest! Often when earth has no balm for my healing, There I find comfort, and there I am blessed. WIlliam Orcutt Cushing (1823-1902) In the morning, after a great loss, we look out the window and see the world carrying on […]

Sunday, July 9, 2017

“One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It’s warm outside; the forecast is for another hot, albeit cloudy, day. The clouds, and the wind in the trees, lead me to believe it’s cooler than it really is when I look out the window. I expect the […]

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” ~ Alice Sebold I am grieving as I sit on the deck in the stillness of a hot afternoon shelling the last of the peas. Silly, really, but there is a part of me that’s sad the pea […]

Sunday, July 2, 2017

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon This moment–when all is quiet but for the soft snoring of my Yorkie; when the cool summer morning air gently caresses my skin; when the dawn has not yet broken and the day stretches out in front, ripe with possibility; when I look outside at […]

Friday, June 30, 2017

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Tired this morning after a very long day yesterday. My girls have gone home, Gerry has returned, and it’s time to ease back into life. I will carry treasured memories of the past week in my […]