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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

"The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees What a blessing these last, hot days of August are. I spent too much of the month indoors, due to the smoke, making it seem like summer was passing me

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." ~ Lewis Grizzard Weary, I sink into the sofa at the end of the day. "I'm done," I tell Gerry. Twenty-five pounds of peaches glisten like jewels in jars on the kitchen counter. Ten pints of salsa sit cooling next to them. It's

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"August of another summer, and once again I am drinking the sun . . .” ~ Mary Oliver, The Pond It turns out that the catch was more plentiful than anticipated and I stay up too late canning salmon. This morning I am tired but content. The freezer is well stocked with enough packages of