Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Occasionally, weep deeply over the life that you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Feel the pain. Then wash your face, trust God, and embrace the life that he’s given you.” ~ John Piper They stand tall, swaying in the autumn wind: the long-since-done daisies that I never got around to trimming, reminders of the summer

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

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