Yay! Here comes Susannah Conway and her blog prompts—this time it’s December Reflections—to inspire me to blog again. Today’s theme is SACRED SPACE.
Tag Archives | love
Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 23. Water Today was all about getting Lucky, our first ever family dog and Dylan’s 11th birthday present. We drove to Alexandria (2.5 hours each way, from home) to meet this beautiful girl being fostered by a couple who lives in Fargo, through the Retrieve a Golden of […]
Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 11. Edge Yesterday I felt like I was out on the edge of something. Emotional, overwhelmed. My sensitivity and intense caring about everyone and everything became too much. I leaned into it and let it be and did my best to just live with it, to […]
It’s a perfect June day. And this morning, a hummingbird came to play. First it flew past my flower pots and I watched it with wonder, because I’ve never seen one in my yard. Not ever. Then as I pondered its meaning—quietly asking God what I am to absorb from this sighting—it appeared behind me, nearly […]
We look with uncertainty to the year ahead. But if we wrap our lives around life-giving questions — and live our way into their answers a bit more every day — the better world we want and need is more likely to come into being. – Parker Palmer I’m so grateful that in 2014 […]
Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen. – George Saunders On the day of our dear friend Persis’ memorial service, December 27th, we were traveling from the Dominican Republic to Canada, so weren’t able to attend. However, we had the […]
This morning, I felt the breath of my ancestors on my neck, their hands on my shoulders. The sensation was of a supportive and affirming nature, yet it carried weight. There was a pressure that conveyed a warning. It felt like this: “Pay attention.” “Stay focused.” “Listen carefully to what I am saying.” It felt like […]
I haven’t read the novel The Painted Drum yet, but came across this quote from it somewhere recently: Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you […]
“Let someone love you, just the way you are, as flawed as you might be… To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken […]
“Do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa This is my valentine for the whole world. For me, Valentine’s Day is a reminder that everyone needs and deserves to be loved. May I bring God’s heart to the world, today and every day.