• Inspirational
  • Monday, January 9, 2017

    “True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” ~ William Penn I read something the other day that made me realize that there is never really silence in my world. It’s relative. As now the ticking of the furnace as it […]

  • Inspirational
  • Sunday, January 1, 2017

     “Man plans. God laughs.” ~ Yiddish proverb We did it; we made it through the holidays. Now life can get back on an even keel. I spent a bit of time yesterday organizing and writing down things in my focus areas that I want to be intentional about in 2017. Likely a carryover from my […]

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  • Friday, December 30, 2016

    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey I sit back and survey with contentment the relative sparseness in our home after the Christmas finery is put away and order is restored. Ironic, perhaps, that for me peace settles in as the season of peace […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016

    “The opposite of busy in today’s world is sustained, focused attention. It is deep engagement in activities that really matter to us, or in conversations with those we care about.” ~ Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much I wake early and take the opportunity to finish the book I’ve […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

    “To be contemplative we must remove the clutter of our lives, surround ourselves with beauty, and consciously, relentlessly, persistently give it away until the tiny world for which we are responsible begins to reflect the raw beauty that is God.” ~ Joan Chittister I woke abruptly from an unpleasant dream this morning; my heart heavy […]

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  • Monday, October 24, 2016

    “What is the hypothesis of generosity? What is the most generous assumption you can make about this person’s intentions or what this person said?” ~ Brené Brown, Rising Strong ” “I don’t know. I really don’t. All I know is that my life is better when I assume that people are doing their best. It […]