Tending the Garden Within: Seeds of Spirituality and Hope

Through Nature’s Own Lens “From the moment that you first encounter Gloria’s Stories, you find yourself in a place of beauty and grace. I can almost smell and hear and taste her words as I read them. Refreshing. Soothing. Sweet. Always threaded uniquely with hope, wisdom, and little nuggets of truth, this site is a great place of…

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The Knowing Space

Who needs Netflix when our minds come up with the most fanciful fiction. Collections of nightmarish narratives run wild through our minds. What a noisy bunch of invaders they are, these scary squatters. They darken the light and pinch the soul. They maneuver us into a fog of fears, mind and spirit in full contradiction….

Authenticity

This will all make sense when I am older . . .. ——Olaf, Disney Movie, Frozen Well Olaf, I am older now . . . and I have reams of information at my fingertips. Yet I am wondering when things will all makes sense. ???????????? Need For Verification . . . We have so many…

In the Eve of Simplicity

In the Eve of Christmas, the window of our hearts, however stained, opens freely and radiates with possibilities given in the Birth and the Resurrection of Christ. —G. Hill Yet we are a kaleidoscope of complicated intricacies. A million different facets of light and darkness, moving and shifting. – K.M.Keeton We look through the kaleidoscope…

Streaming Christmas, All Year Long

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. ——-David Grayson I like Grayson’s thoughts taken from one of…

Adventus: The Journey of Light

The first ornaments hung during Advent are the ones we string in our glowing hearts. ——G. Hill ADVENT, from the Latin, adventus, meaning arrival and coming. I think about the contextual interplay of adventus as both “arrival and coming”. As a family, we prepared for the coming of the Christ Child by celebrating his arrival…

Lay Your Heart on a Pillow of Gratitude

Thanksgiving merits more than one day. We want it to spill over to the beyond, to temper the stormy ocean tides of life, to lap easily on the mind so our simple joys can snuggle up and meet us where we are, in the afterglow of gratitude, adrift in the buoyancy of a tranquil soul—-something…

Blessings in Living Color

Growing up I thought my life was a boring, nondescript black and white. But looking back, it replays in beautiful, sparkling, living color. If that is maturity, or wisdom, or senility, I say bring it on. —-G. Hill . . . My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days…

A Glance Back: Our Rear-View Mirror

The past is a place of reference, not a place of resident, but the journey forward requires an occasional glance back. – Roy T. Bennett Road trips carry more than luggage. Our family stories travel with us, tracing the lines between now and then. —-G. Hill After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing…

A Groundwork of Possibilities

Groundwork is laid. Be ready. Stand in the realm of possibilities. —–David Levithan. Living in the realm of possibilities is stepping into your knowing place where all things possible pulsate with promises. —-G. Hill And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” —–Matthew…

October’s Bounty: We are the Late Harvest

Note: Before we say goodbye to October, let’s revisit what October has to say, setting the stage for my next post: Groundwork: Harvesting Possibilities Coming soon: Groundwork: Harvesting Possibilities GH