• Gratitude
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017

    “So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me for I, too, am fluent in silence.” ~ R. Arnold Rather than gripe about it, I remembered that my ongoing insomnia is a perfect opportunity to pray for the many–oh, so many–needs I’m aware of right now so that’s what I did last night. […]

  • Gratitude
  • Friday, February 10, 2017

    “Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” ~ Richard Paul Evans, Lost December Yesterday I wrote about the harshness of life; today I consider gentler things. It is my inclination to turn inward when faced with angst and that is where I find myself lately. Solitude and silence have always […]

  • Inspirational
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017

    “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ~ Anne Frank When I look back at the lives my grandparents, and those who came before them, endured I see hardship and dark times. A closer look reveals a generous measure of community, faith, laughter, and even joy as well. I […]

  • Inspirational
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017

    “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein I’ve written, and rewritten, my thoughts this morning and now I’ve tucked them away in another place for my eyes only. Sometimes, the best thing to say is nothing at all. Wishing us all a peaceful day of understanding.

  • Garden
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so […]