November 28, 2017

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."  St. Augustine

Somebody forgot her.  Before that they had named her Nava - which means Beautiful - but they forgot her anyway.  In the early days she was a tumble of wildflower hair, street smart and bright as...

June 4, 2016

‘The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.’ George Bernard Shaw

When did you last search for something? I mean REALLY search, the kind of searching you have to do - because until you find the object of your search...

June 4, 2016

"Life’s short and we never have enough time for the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind."Henri-Frederic Amiel -a Swiss Philosopher and Poet who lost both parents at an early age

You can’t stop gravity. It’s a fact. If y...

June 2, 2016

‘God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.’ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The farmer pours caramel smooth coffee from a bubbling pot on the stove as the early morning sun dances peace over the kitchen til...

June 1, 2016

“Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this...

June 1, 2016

To me, this sums up God : I am walking with my 6-year-old son up the road to school. He places his chubby , puppy warm hand in mine and talks to me about firemen and Lego emergency vehicles. He chuckles as he sees a friend up ahead and they swap stories about what they...

May 27, 2016

 

The World Turns and God Is Love

 

An old lady cuts flowers for her friend,
What if the pills make her worse?
Dads walk their kids to school,
Talking about play dates and spacemen,
The world turns and God is love.

 

Movie stars sip drinks,
In a show of strength for poor pe...

May 25, 2016

 

“The immense success of our life is, I think, that our treasure is hid away; or rather in such common things that nothing can touch it.” Virginia Woolf, Diaries, June 14, 1925

 

Where does your treasure lie?  If we believe everything we watch on TV, or in the magazines...

May 24, 2016

“God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.” Henry Ward Beecher

 

If we start at the beginning, our lives are the gift of others.  We do not choose, we are a choice.  And in the early years we depend on...

May 21, 2016

“Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one… Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the c...

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