I am thankful for the thoughtful soul who left these sweet gifts at my back door. I felt loved and known by you even as you chose to be secretive in your kindness.
Lilacs... oh how I love thee. The city I am from is known as the Lilac City and every year they have a lilac festival. The smell brings me great happiness. They are one of my very favorite flowers. We had a row of these in my backyard growing up, and I would take the … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 34
A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen I wish I could say I have this waiting business down. I have … Continue reading Wait
"Ignoring reality does not breed joy. Pretending that what is true does not exist is not holy defiance. The seeds of joy can only be firmly planted in the pungent soil of the here and now while at the same time being tethered to eternity. Joy is fully rooted in the truth. Joy embraces all … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 32
Out my Window: Beautiful weather. Sunshine! So thankful for this. Also I was surprised by a beautiful moon. Enjoying: The wonderful temperatures. Being able to take students outside. A new candle from a friend, pomelo coconut... so good. Flowers from a sweet friend and my son from Mothers' Day still alive. Listening to: Silence and … Continue reading Daybook
I have replaced my MP3 player with a camera as I go out on my "schlogs". I have been allowing myself to do more walking than jogging as I continue to practice this resurrection life. It is too tempting for me still to be efficient in exercise, to just check it off the to do … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 30