Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions Maya, our Yorkie, is curled up and snoozing at the foot of the bed. I pause in my morning reflection and watch her little chest rise and fall in time to
Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I think I will simply post this meme I created some time ago. It has words on it, and one of my photos; surely that fulfills my personal commitment
Henry Mitchell, in his book One Man's Garden, observes that "it is not important for a garden to be beautiful" in everyone's eyes. But "it is extremely important for the gardener to think it is a fair substitute for Eden." Perhaps this is an overstatement, or perhaps it is a theological truth. Vigen Guroian, Inheriting
I count myself as one of the number of those who learn as they write and write as they learn. John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God I spend some time free writing in my journal, starting with a question: What if I release . . . ? And
My website is down. As I write this, I’m watching the sun rise from the quiet comfort my bed and recalling a conversation with my granddaughter a few weeks ago about the blessing of having our bedroom situated in such a way so we can watch this miracle in the morning. I submit a ticket
Faithful one, so unchanging Ageless one, you’re my rock of peace Brian Doerksen, Faithful One Yesterday, I woke up thinking it was Tuesday; this morning I thought it was Friday. I’m a creature of habit and when life hits an unexpected bump, as it did early this week, it takes a toll physically and mentally.
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. Mary Oliver On this quiet morning when no air compressor assaults the silence, when Gerry is off at men’s meeting, and I sip coffee and gaze at the grandeur of the hills across the valley, I feel blessed. Later, when it’s noisy and