Simple Things

Simple Things

“In our deepest self we keep living with the illusion that we will always be the same.” Henri Nowen “It’s really very simple,” my late spiritual director, Gladys, once said to me. She was talking about how she lived each day, waking up,...
On Procrastination

On Procrastination

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo Along with the decluttering reading and course I embarked upon earlier this year, and in part to understand the root of the...
Beginnings

Beginnings

I keep thinking about writing here, and then for some reason I don’t. There is just such an overwhelming amount of words and thoughts out in the world and at our fingertips; I hesitate to add to it just for the sake of saying something or building a...
Permission

Permission

  “This ordinary time is gifted in its quiet, marked passing Christ slips about calling and baptizing, sending and affirming, pouring his Spirit like water into broken cisterns, sealing cracks and filtering our senses, that we may savor the foolish...
Another Act of Hope

Another Act of Hope

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. Elizabeth Edwards I’ve been busy working on...
Big Words: Not Necessary

Big Words: Not Necessary

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. ― Wendell Berry I was at our local craft store yesterday picking up some dried moss for Audrey’s Native American project at school. Craft stores feel a little bit like a...