Sadness is only part of the journey. There is immense beauty, joy and love in this world, and if we can't find it when we look around, perhaps it's time for us to make it happen.
Ah, September! Just the mention of the month makes me long for bonfires, boots and sweaters! Meanwhile it's still hot and humid, so perhaps I shall appreciate September for all that it is, as it is. The leaves just beyond the screen are beginning to show the slightest hint of gold and copper now, especially … Continue reading Hello, September.
This last Sunday of July 2018 has arrived on a soft breeze, refreshingly cool for summertime here. Early light is streaming through these old oaks, painting the morning in shades of green and gold as I wander around with my coffee, pausing in the patches of light for moments of prayer and gratitude. What a … Continue reading Sunday Morning
An ancient book of prayers, a not so old mandolin, and a hot cup of fresh coffee. It was among these things that I greeted this Tuesday morning. I could play the strings, but to do so would interrupt the morning chorus from the resident birds. Perhaps another day I would attempt to play along, … Continue reading The music of morning
A little after 6:00 this morning I found myself a seat on the front steps. Hot coffee in hand and a cool gentle breeze drifting in from the east, I welcomed the sunrise as it reached into this little corner of Snow Camp. Early light patterns in the tall oaks came first, then a brilliance … Continue reading Thursday’s sunrise
Later there will be time for maneuvering traffic. Later there will be time for phone calls, emails, meetings. Later there will be time to see people and remember to smile, just in case they haven't seen a smile in a while. Later there will be time to clean the windows and floors. Later. But these … Continue reading Later…..
Welcome, friends, to this last Monday of August 2017. It's different, you know, when Monday is your day off. The world seems to be in such a rush; everyone has so much to do as the new week begins. Meanwhile, my focus is on a coffee cup and how few words I can speak. Soon … Continue reading Monday Morning Coffee & Back Porch Prayers
It's Tuesday here, and during this time of the year I take advantage of the option to work from my remote office, aka my back porch. The morning and early afternoon was spent with calendars, books, and websites, listing topics and lessons for this coming season in youth ministry. It's an uplifting exercise in planning. … Continue reading Remote Office Day
Recently, I happened to be in the right place at the right time to receive an amazing invitation to Kiawah Island, South Carolina with some wonderful women for a few days. It's good to travel to nice places, but it's more important to travel with good people. This unexpected trip was both, and so … Continue reading ~Kiawah~