It’s ALL Good…

The land of the abundance. The horn of plenty. The cup that runneth over.

That’s life in our culture. We have so much – so much to do, so many opportunities, so many choices. And “it’s ALL good!” Well, maybe not every single thing, but a lot really is…good. But does that mean we need to partake of it all? Or even try? And does more activity mean more fortuity in the long run. Maybe….not. Continue reading “It’s ALL Good…”

Be kind

Just a gentle reminder (to myself) that we are blessed with more opportunities to serve each day than we will ever fully realize… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ~ Mother Teresa Why not make a difference in the lives … Continue reading Be kind

Storytime

hairsampleA few Fridays a month my daughters and I attend story time at our local library. It’s a brief twenty minute experience that includes a couple of songs, a finger-play, several stories and a craft. But what is really interesting about story time are the people who come.

There’s Shane who brings a bag of Duplos and dumps them on the floor, so he can throw them around while he listens. Continue reading “Storytime”

Bread

She journeyed 1,000 miles to visit me in the peak of summer when the tomatoes were ripe and full, butter beans popping their hulls, and corn fresh and sweet.  I had learned so much from her as a child –  how to use my hands, how to sew, cook, wash a dish and set a table.  It was a special treat having her for a … Continue reading Bread

Rejoice!

It’s a simple thing.  Really.  Most nights before we climb the stairs for an evening’s rest we gather together as a family and share our joys.  We’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.  And most nights the joys are quite demure –  chocolate chip pancakes, a game won, a good test grade,  a friend to play.  I’m thankful for this moment.  … Continue reading Rejoice!