Sunday, November 12, 2017

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” ~ Francis Bacon It’s delicious. The early morning silence in which we sip our coffee, read our books, and I tap out words, wraps around me like a worn and familiar quilt that I’ve pulled from a trunk for use in the dark months. There is no lament

Friday, September 29, 2017

“We must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook Sometimes everything tilts suddenly and we are reminded how folly it is to hold on too tightly. We bend, make adjustments, and fall into faith. We do our best not to get caught up

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeleine L'Engle, A Ring of Endless Light I'm baking bread before we head to church this morning. There are beautiful garden fresh heirloom tomatoes on my kitchen counter begging to be enjoyed on a buttered slab with just a titch of salt