These bones I carry were borrowed from women much stronger than I. Know that when you need them, you can borrow mine.” Nichole McElhaney, A Sisterhood of Smoke and Ash The day begins with roll kuchen and a new summertime tradition is born. There is a nature walk. . . . sandcastles on the beach.
He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory I think have neither words nor an inclination to mine for them, then gratitude gushes. . . . as Daughter and Husband return from a hike, Daughter exuding strength and accomplishment for having done
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer We stop at the green grocer, on our way to the library, to pick up carrots and apples. I spy
The most precious gifts you can think of are not ends in themselves. They all lead to God. Ultimately, that is what all His gifts are for. John Piper I wake feeling fat. It’s not from the abundance of ice cream (though there is that too), but with moments and places and experiences with my
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James The morning harvest is plentiful: Swiss chard, beans, kale, salad turnips, and basil. While I busy myself tending to it all and making pesto, I put my helpers to work snapping beans. After the produce
. . . for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 ESV After lunch, we three take our cameras and head to a favourite park. First stop is the butterfly garden. It is awash with colourful blossoms—the tall, old-fashioned, hollyhocks the most prominent among them. Gerry and I wander
Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have