Sunday, May 20, 2018

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I think I will simply post this meme I created some time ago. It has words on it, and one of my photos; surely that fulfills my personal commitment

Saturday, May 12, 2018

All that looks like reality to us is dependent on God. There is creation and Creator, nothing more. And creation gets all its meaning and purpose from God.  John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life Today we gather to honour. We start the day with prayer, grateful for the abundance of God’s grace and love. Soli

Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you've had twenty or thirty years. It's like seeing an old friend. Tasha Tudor, The Private World of Tasha Tudor This is our fifth spring back in Canada; retired, and seeing things through the lens of a different life. This is the fifth spring of

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Bounty

Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions I long for ordinary time: predictability and routine. Even as I write these words I see the absurdity of them, because even in ordinary time sands are shifting—sands are always shifting. Still I

Monday, April 23, 2018

Henry Mitchell, in his book One Man's Garden, observes that "it is not important for a garden to be beautiful" in everyone's eyes. But "it is extremely important for the gardener to think it is a fair substitute for Eden." Perhaps this is an overstatement, or perhaps it is a theological truth.  Vigen Guroian, Inheriting