Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The sweetest part of this ever-darkening month is found in afternoons and evenings when we read companionably together yet off on individual adventures without and within. It’s made all the more delicious this year by the light of the non-traditional tree and the distinct lack of glitter.

Simple happy.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Your picture speaks volumes. I have been in the throes of non-stop pre-Christmas celebrating with our three adult children in Phoenix and for the last 5 days, it has been non-stop go-go-go. The celebrating is awesome and lots of fun, but I look forward to returning home to Texas tomorrow, putting my feet up and trying to be as relaxed and content with a good book as your hubby in the picture. Thanks for the look of peace this morning. (any reading suggestions,Linda?)

    1. Ah yes. Enjoy the busy, noisy, family time while looking forward to the quiet that will come later. For us, it’s the opposite this year. One makes the other all the sweeter, don’t you think?

      I’ve been lost in a few books lately: Introverts in the Church by Adam McHugh, The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen, The Harbinger By Jonathan Cahn, and am more recently getting into Before We Were Yours By Lisa Wingate and Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.

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