Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Every journey to something is a journey away from something,

Matthew Kelly

It pops up, as a reminder: four years ago today was the last Friday I spent in the office before we retired and repatriated to Canada. It seems like a lifetime ago.

I wrote, at the time, of my desire to “live one good day at a time” in retirement (words borrowed from author, Shirley Showalter). That’s a goal I am achieving.

Living one good day at a time means, first and most importantly, honouring my Creator.

I do this, with intention, by taking time to read and meditate upon scripture and spend time in prayer. I do it when I spend time capturing  God’s glory in a photograph, or use words to convey a truth I’ve learned. I do it when I facilitate a Bible study or gather with women to pray.

I also do it when I am simply living the life I’ve been gifted with and delighting in ordinary moments that become extraordinary when I pay attention. Whether I’m cooking  a meal, washing a dish, reading a novel, hugging a grandchild, laughing with a friend, or tending my garden; these things, done with intention and gratitude, constitute a life lived well.

And a life lived well honours the Giver of life.

Simple. Happy. Grateful.


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. Yours are sweet, inspiring words. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Beth.

  2. Amen, Sister. You inspire me with your definition of a good day. I can see the results of your commitments every time I gaze at one of your beautiful photos.

    1. And you inspire me, Shirley. I’ve enjoyed following along with your Granny Nanny Diaries too.

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