Sunday, March 5, 2017

"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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

“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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

“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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

“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