March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away. Thalassa Cruso Spring: so close I can feel the dirt on my hands and taste the
You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute. Mitch Albom, For One More Day The day starts one way—gray—but turns around. The sun comes out. By the end of it I’ve visited the community garden (it’s still snowed in but—oh!—the sense of anticipation seeing it evokes); taken Maya to, and picked her up
Therefore, at the heart of the meaning of work is creativity. If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God—that is, if you are human—your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great.
And for each one of us there is a special gift, the way in which we may best serve and please the Lord, whose love is so overflowing. ~ Madeline L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art I could grasp the multi-faceted truth of these words, and internalize it, I would be the
Rest and be thankful. ~ William Wordsworth Some days these are the only things required—and aren’t we blessed by the gift of days like this? Today: worship and teaching, fellowship and family. We are looking forward to an overnight visit from out son who is passing through on the way to his next job. In
“At the time I did not know that stories of life are often more like rivers than books.” ~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories I read a perfect description, on Paige Strickland's blog (https://stricklandp.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/a-teachable-moment/) of what it feels like to be an adoptee: “It’s like what if I was born with 3