Slowing Down the Pace

It is amazing just how quickly time passes!  We are always rushing from one thing to another – school, sports, church, chores, homework, time with friends, family obligations, scouting activities, various classes, and the list just goes on.  Chrytos said, “To survive we must begin to know sacredness.  The pace at which most of us […]

Seasons of Emotions

As the trees bud and the flowers bloom, I am reminded just how special each season is.  Every season provides us with different challenges while also presenting us with different gifts. With spring’s storms, rain comes to wash away the gloom of winter and brighten our lives with the lush beauty of the natural world.  […]

Ways to Show Your Love: Your Children

Loving our children comes naturally to us. But, we don’t always convey it to our little ones in ways that they feel it – at least not at the moment.  (It take years, and yes, even decades for children to equate your discipline with love.  Although, lack of discipline doesn’t make children feel loved either.)  […]

Simple Pleasures of Winter

There are so many things that compete for our attention – work, finances, chores – that inevitably we lose sight of all the precious moments and wondrous beauty that fill our lives on a daily basis.  So, as I snuggle in to dream about plum fairies, I recall with great joy some of my favorite […]

Blessings of 2009

There are so many things that I have to be thankful for!!!  As I look forward to the new year, I am overwhelmed with the abundance that we have. Photo: annstheclaf Our family is in good health with our little boys growing stronger and faster than I could ever imagine. Our marriage has grown very […]

Focus

Have you ever wondered what your life might have been like “if”? Ahh, there are so many “ifs” in life! I ponder about the “what ifs” from time-to-time.  Instead of pining over what could-have-been, I am now focusing on what is to come.  If we don’t take the time to determine what we want out […]

The Road Not Taken

Photo: ellenm1 “The Road Not Taken” Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the […]

Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving” Thank You for all my hands can hold- apples red and melons gold, yellow corn both ripe and sweet, peas and beans so good to eat! Thank You for all my eyes can see- lovely sunlight, field and tree, white cloud-boats in sea-deep sky, soaring bird and butterfly. Thank You for all my ears […]