I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. Henry Fielding I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s fly) and write for five minutes about it. I’ve flown to conferences,
I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Well dang. Awake too much of last night with a flare up of a chronic condition. Forced to inhabit the sidelines today with the company of books—not entirely a bad thing.
. . . writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Julia Cameron It was inevitable that someone would ask, now that I’ve put it out there that I’m working on another book. “What’s your book about?” It’s a simple question with a very complicated answer. It’s a memoir. It’s about something, but
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions Maya, our Yorkie, is curled up and snoozing at the foot of the bed. I pause in my morning reflection and watch her little chest rise and fall in time to
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
As our lives speed up more and more, so do our children's. We forget and thus they forget that there is nothing more important than the present moment. We forget and thus they forget to relax, to find spiritual solitude, to let go of the past, to quiet ambition, to fully enjoy the eating of
It has always taken me a long time to think of something to say, and then more often than not I say it to myself. Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow Hitting the reset button this morning on a new month with exciting things on the horizon. For now, shaking out the cobwebs, taking a page from