“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. ~ Henry David Thoreau Challenging, in this world we live in where we have everything at our fingertips and we […]
“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” ~ Bill Meyer Something to think about, yes? I struggle, at times, with taking my thoughts captive. I can get wound up in a tail spin of why? what if? and when? questions that rob me of peace of […]
“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” ~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables A fresh start. A do-over. Every morning. How wonderful. Church this morning; jalapeños to freeze this afternoon.
The other day I spent some time poking around in an old suitcase containing ephemera I gathered from my grandma’s attic many years ago. The suitcase contains photographs and letters well over a century old. Treasures. I read something this morning that broke my heart. A letter written in December 1916 from a son, Richard, […]
I finally snagged a copy of the beautiful and inspiring Bella Grace magazine last week. Oh my. So many beautiful photographs and inspiring words. Life’s been busy and I haven’t had as much time with it as I’d like just yet–it’s the kind of thing I want to savour–but I did read an article called […]
One day, not so very long ago I felt broken, utterly and completely spent. Bereft. The burden of holding myself more-or-less together throughout the day became more than I could carry; I thought I might find solace in the peace of a hot bath. I turned on the taps and threw in a handful of bath […]
Amidst the chaos of the cities, a part of you always yearns for the silence of the woods. ~ Ram Mohan Gerry and I went for a walk in the woods today. The brilliant colours of autumn are finished but there is still a simple beauty to be found there. The woods do that to […]
On Friday we attended a Good Friday service that was so powerful it brought me to tears. Today, on Easter Sunday, we rejoice that our Saviour who endured the horror of the cross for us . . . for me . . . conquered death and rose from the grave. Hallelujah! He is risen, indeed!
Once upon a time I believed there was something magical about Christmas Day that went beyond anything that Santa Claus could bring. I distinctly remember looking out the window on a cold Saskatchewan Christmas morning when I was a child and seeing sparkles in the air. I realize now that it was likely ice crystals […]