Simplicity

Lord, help me to be grateful for what I have, to remember that I don’t need most of what I want, and that joy is found in simplicity and generosity. Amen Tucked away somewhere under the boxes and bags, the tinsel and lights – there really is a December simplicity. We hardly ever give it … More Simplicity

Providence 

Providence — the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen … More Providence 

Watershed Time

Mystic Falls, Yellowstone National Park, July 2017 watershed time:  an event or period in life that roots in loss or transition— significant because this time represents a major shift or change to what has long been known.  A time when you just know nothing will ever be the same again. If you look back over … More Watershed Time

to have friends…

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”  Henry David Thoreau  Dotted across my journey over all the years and all the miles are the blessings of so many treasured friendships. There is simply no doubt, I have been given these friends as … More to have friends…

Chuck’s Tapestry

“Death?  There is no death…only a change of worlds.”  Chief Seattle, Native American leader His tapestry was stretched far across from one end of the tent to the other  — a mosaic of my cousin Chuck’s life.  A person’s tapestry is the full chronology, the lens of a life it reflects and remembers.  The perfect setting for remembering him was … More Chuck’s Tapestry

Home

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” J.E. Pearce Going home.  No place like home.  Homecoming.  Make yourself at home.  It’s good to be home.  Home sweet home……… As 2016 opened a winter walk in the neighborhood found me saying aloud, into the chilly night … More Home

Hope

“Hope springs eternal…” Alexander Pope, from An Essay on Man, 1735 We are asked at the end of winter to just hang in there for another few weeks, a month or so to really see that things will be changing.  With Easter Sunday in late March this year….the waiting may seem a bit longer.  An April … More Hope

Old Friends=Home

  Something about last week …one where I had the blessing of time and geography to connect with / see old friends – historical, lifelong friends. I sent this photo above to an old friend knowing it would matter and be understood with very few words in the message.  St. Mary’s Basilica, Phoenix. Very peaceful … More Old Friends=Home

Little Messages…..

As the New Year is upon us, we hold wishes for opportunities to start over, be new, refresh, rejuvenate.  There are bright clean slates and old tossed away scenarios.  There is promise and a seeking of answers. We look for markers on the journey. Affirmations of truth and of something being worthwhile. Let’s remember, there are no … More Little Messages…..