“The snow has not yet left the earth, but spring is already asking to enter your heart.” ~ Anton Chekhov, The Exclamation Mark Honestly. Snow? It’s falling right now. Just a few flakes of dandruff, but still. Snow. Truly, this sometimes feels like the never-ending winter. Ah, but you will not have the final say […]
“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.” ~Ernest Hemingway The message in church yesterday spoke to me: it was about worry. Later, good conversation with Gerry and a better night’s sleep solidified my intention to handle life differently this week. The concerns for friends, family, and those I don’t know but whom God has burdened me […]
“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 Few words today. Just faith and an abundance of prayer for the many in my sphere of concern who need it. A song I clung to […]
“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. […]
“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 […]
“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” ~ Paulo Coelho, Brida “Life is difficult.” The first sentence in M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled changed my life when I first read his book in my late twenties. Peck […]
“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 […]
“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.