• Family
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    “Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]

  • 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 […]

  • Home
  • 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 18, 2016

    “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ~ Plato In some ways it feels like Christmas is already over. It’s not, of course, there are still gifts under the tree and a turkey in the freezer but I’ve settled into a pocket of stillness. It’s nice. I look forward to a quiet day–church […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reflections
  • Friday, November 11, 2016

    “We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross “We can make our choices built from love or […]