April Itinerary

Each morning in March, I watch geese trying out new feathers made strong for a long northern journey. In their V-formations, they prepare for their April trek, back to familiar places. No rear-view mirror is needed. C. S. Lewis reminds us. There are better things ahead than what is left behind. We are all migratory…

A Spirit of Light

Pierre de Chardin wrote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual light-beings having a human experience.” Lest we forget: peek into a strawberry. Nature serves up reminders. Slice a strawberry lengthwise. We see a radiating light bulb, its forever light. Would our own inner light be any less brilliant? —–G….

Ageless and New

Creativity is ageless and longs for liberation. It is your inner child who survived adulthood. (Child Insider.com) I am happy to showcase the artistry of Lana Ogram throughout today’s post. We are glad her inner child blooms in color. (Her contact info follows this post.) Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see…

Tapestry

We’re each single threads woven together in a tapestry God has created. Only he sees the full picture, but not even a sparrow falls without his knowing. ― Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind In God’s universe there are no extra pieces. You are here because you have a place to fill, a connection…

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…