• Gratitude
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017

    But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017

    “There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary voyage.” ~ Barbara Lazear Ascher. Oh these tulips. I am smitten with the beauty of these faded flowers, ready for the […]

  • Aging
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Still bristling over a comment made by a grocery store clerk yesterday in reference to an older couple who had just taken […]

  • Aging
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    “I believe in the magic and authority of words.” ~ René Char There is a woman named Betty who lives in the care home with my mother-in-love who does not speak. She is 99-years-old and has some dementia but, as far as I can tell, is physically strong. She dives heartily into her meals; one […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • Friday, March 10, 2017

    “That is one good thing about this world . . . there are always sure to be more springs.” ~ L.M. Montgomery I dread looking out the window in the morning for fear of seeing how much snow accumulated overnight. I’m hearing rumours of a warming trend next week so maybe, if we can just […]

  • Inspirational
  • 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 […]

  • Gratitude
  • Friday, March 3, 2017

    “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I wake early, first, while it’s still dark, just the way I like it. The morning silence speaks volumes to me and I listen with […]

  • Reflections
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    “Feelings, and feelings, and feelings. Let me try thinking instead.” ~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed I have let feelings run the show in recent days despite knowing that’s like putting life on a trajectory toward misery. I’ve known what I need to stop doing, but haven’t. I’ve had some ideas for what would be […]