Thankful for…

the spicy, sweet smell of fresh basil wild sunflowers fluffy white clouds in a blue sky the hope of rain laundry on the line some time to rest being almost there honeybees life and breath huevos Mexicanos, the perfect way to use some of these late summer tomatoes and peppers

Thoughts on a Friday

The Spirit is not a conversational exercise.  It is something you live.  With passion, and with heart. -Father Angelus, quoted in Fleeing Herod: A Journey through Coptic Egypt with the Holy Family

Thoughts on a Friday

Since God is, He is to be found in the questions as well as the answers. -Elie Wiesel

I’m back!

…from a lovely three weeks visiting a friend in the Kingdom of Cambodia (aka “The Kingdom of Wonder”).  The blogging was suffering before the trip, but we’ll see if I can get back into a regular routine now…  🙂


Several different takes on a theme… A Christmas one: A difficult, but hopeful, one (lyrics here): Just a beautiful one: A classic one: And one just to make you smile: Hallelujah!

Thoughts on a Friday

Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher; and philosophy begins in wonder. ~Plato

Thoughts on a Friday

Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalry; or nobly which is done in pride. ~John Ruskin

Thoughts on a Friday

I awake each morning with the desire to improve the world and the desire to enjoy the world. That makes it hard to plan my day. ~E.B. White

Advent: Re-focusing…

…be still and know that I am God… It seems like I was just here, but how quickly my focus wanders and I forget that this season is not.about.what.I’m.doing. Not about cookies that get burned (or don’t get baked), not about finding the perfect present or singing the right songs or cards that aren’t mailed……

Thoughts on a Friday

To love a person means to see him as God intended him to be. –Dostoevsky  

Now I lay me down to sleep…

This photo-essay showing children and their bedrooms around the world, is stunning.  (View it using the full-screen option, if you can.) You can check out more images from the book here. I originally came across this story at the Non-Consumer Advocate.