Archive | Inspired writing

The Thin Place

The Thin Place I’m grateful to Dr. Henry Emmons for introducing me to this concept.  I think that it could as readily be applied to any type of emotionally difficult situation – an illness, a loss, a transition. I think it would be very worthwhile to think about how to put this into some type of […]

Continue Reading 2

We are the festival

I spoke to the Duchess Renée today, and since she is the friend who loaned me a lovely little book which I took on vacation…Voilà! I had found my inspiration for today’s blog post. (I also started The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski on Lea’s recommendation. I am enjoying it but since I […]

Continue Reading 1

God aiding you

For Ingrid and Nico, René, Dave and Amy, Renée, Julie, and John, Kate, Michele and many other loved ones facing big challenges right now. God aiding you In lane, In street, Through rain, Through sleet, Through blue-sky day, In car, In coach, On motorway, On train, On plane, In park in dark, With stranger’s face […]

Continue Reading 5

Forgive, and be forgiven

I’m thinking about forgiveness today, thanks to a reminder from CPC (our church), Brad Jackson and the Lord’s Prayer. Specifically: Forgive us our sins. For we also forgive everyone who sins against us. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the […]

Continue Reading 0

This, and my heart beside

It’s all I have to bring to-day, This, and my heart beside, This, and my heart, and all the fields, And all the meadows wide. Be sure you count, should I forget,– Some one the sun could tell,– This, and my heart, and all the bees Which in my clover dwell. Emily Dickinson

Continue Reading 4

Changeful tide

Nature has placed thee   On a changeful tide,   To breast its waves,  But not without a guide… Oliver Wendell Holmes Nothing is as it should be, and everything is exactly as it is. For you, friends.

Continue Reading 1

Add to the beauty

I really admire local singer-songwriter Sara Groves. She’s a wonderful musician, but her heart is what really inspires me. Her video, I Saw What I Saw, written about her trip to Africa is definitely worth watching. Click here to see it on YouTube. The words to this song went perfectly with the beauty theme we […]

Continue Reading 2