“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.
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 […]