Saturday, July 22, 2017

“This world is not conclusion A sequel stands beyond.” ~ Emily Dickinson. Thanks to Plain and Fancy Girl, Marian Beaman, ( 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 ( 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]