Living and Writing via ‘One Word’

Around the Internet you’ll see references to One Word as an alternative to New Year’s resolutions. One site says, “This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus…just one word.” Rachel Olsen, co-author of the book ‘My One Word‘, is a guest on theContinue reading “Living and Writing via ‘One Word’”

Transitioning from Autumn to Winter and Pre-Christmas

Fall’s wardrobe is dusty with a hint of winter to come — a sharp, crisp morning turned fuzzy with frost. Neglected garden flowers are iced and finished, reminding me there is still work to be done before winter takes hold… before I turn resolutely away from summer memories and embrace Christmas preparations. Except for bakingContinue reading “Transitioning from Autumn to Winter and Pre-Christmas”

Remembering Sara

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” (Albert Schweitzer)  Two years ago today a very special light went out in our world. Sara Frankl, known around the blogosphereContinue reading “Remembering Sara”

Finding the bright spot

Daylight Saving Time wasn’t a problem for us. My hubby systematically turned all the clocks ahead during the previous evening and we went to bed an hour early without really noticing. Judging by the attendance at church on Sunday morning, however, not everyone fared as well. There were a number of empty seats, and IContinue reading “Finding the bright spot”

Making an Impact

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.” Sivananda (Indian Scientist, 1887-1963) ~ We’veContinue reading “Making an Impact”

Joy in One Thousand Gifts

Ann Voskamp’s book, “One Thousand Gifts: a Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” is everything I expected it to be after having read Ann’s blog, “A Holy Experience” for several months, after viewing this video/trailer and hearing her voice just as I always imagined it would sound. There are painful words, undressed anguish,Continue reading “Joy in One Thousand Gifts”

Versatility With Substance?

Holidays are my poor excuse for the delay in responding to Carol Benedict and Joylene Butler’s kindness in awarding me the Blog With Substance and Versatile Blogger awards. It’s such a precious gift to have one’s writing efforts acknowledged by other writers. Sincere thanks to both of you! Both awards come with similar although notContinue reading “Versatility With Substance?”

Beautiful Blog or Blogger Award

Receiving an award is always an honour. There have been a number of awards circulating the blogosphere during the past year, each suggesting the recipient’s blog has been providing value to its readership. Joylene Butler surprised me with the “Beautiful Blogger Award” last week. I was honoured by this award but I admit to aContinue reading “Beautiful Blog or Blogger Award”

A Restful, Rest-filled Place

In a world of noise there are few quiet places where the mind can escape for a moment of refreshment. Today I discovered a stopping place that was like finding a grassy knoll beside a stream. I sat and let the cleansing water wash over me and was reminded of the Source of life. ItContinue reading “A Restful, Rest-filled Place”