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 […]

What Will Matter

“What will matter most to us, upon deeper reflection, is the quality of experience we create in the world, not the quantity of the results.”  – Peter Block

Inner Spiritual Grace

I whole-heartedly agree with Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s statement.  If only it where as simple as flipping a switch… “I would like to achieve a state of inner spiritual grace from which I could function and give as I was meant to in the eye of God.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Invisible Woman

By Nicole Johnson It started to happen gradually.  One day I was walking my son Jake to school.  I was holding his hand and we were about to cross the street when the crossing guard said to him, “Who is that with you, young fella?” “Nobody,” he shrugged. Nobody? The crossing guard and I laughed. My […]


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 […]

Thanksgiving Wishes

Photo: Mike Licht “Thanksgiving Wishes” I wish you all that pen and ink Could write, and then some more! I hope you cannot even think Of half you’re thankful for. I hope your table holds a wealth Of prime Thanksgiving fare, And Love and Peace and Joy and Health Will all be seated there. I […]

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” 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 […]