“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.
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 […]
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” ~ Martin Luther My husband’s dad slipped peacefully away this weekend. The respect and dignity with which this gentle-man was cared for in these final days a testimony to the seeds he sowed throughout his 95 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]