Love In Action

Love In Action

My friend was struggling with life decisions that seemed overwhelming to her. I did my best to not give unasked for advice. My truth fits me, but it may not fit her. So I kept my mouth shut and listened to her. We strolled around the lake, taking our time to admire...

Don’t Let This One Do The Driving!

Don’t Let This One Do The Driving!

I got dressed to go to an important meeting. A soft winter's rain fell as I walked to my car. What if it turns icy before I get to where I am going? I thought to myself as I slid into the driver's seat. That worry set off a cascade of other worries that began with the...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Nevada City, California last week. When I arrived at my new destination, a dear friend called to check in on me. It was good to hear her voice. She congratulated me on my new chapter in life, emphasizing the opportunity of a...

The Thorns In Our Sides

The Thorns In Our Sides

"Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'"~2 Corinthians 12 The night was dark and the wind, a fierce presence, blew in from the North. I leaned into the...

God’s Part. Your Part.

God’s Part. Your Part.

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.~Saint Augustine I snapped on Shakespeare's leash for our last walk of the day. I felt rather overwhelmed, so many pressing details of my life cried out for attention. A walk would do...

A Hearty Bowl Of Soup

A Hearty Bowl Of Soup

To feel safe and warm on a cold wet night, all you really need is soup. ~ Laurie Colwin A winter's wind howled at the windows, rattling my little house down to its bones. My dog Shakespeare stiffened with every knock of wind at the panes. "It's okay," I reassured him....

How Great You Can Be!

How Great You Can Be!

You don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. ~ Anne Frank A soft rain fell as the sun rose. I sat by the window and sipped my coffee as I watched the light spread across the garden, waking up the...

The Wisdom Of Imperfection

The Wisdom Of Imperfection

"In God's economy, nothing is wasted." ~Bill Wilson I watched my dog, Shakespeare, run on the beach, propelled by some invisible inner joy. He ran in large figure eights until he tired and laid down at my feet, panting heavily. He looked up at me with eyes so bright,...

What You Love The Most

What You Love The Most

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ~Mark Twain "Are you sixty?" the...

In The Silence You’ll Hear

In The Silence You’ll Hear

"All is known in the sacredness of silence." ~Rumi Whenever I'm confused or afraid, I remember these words: "Be still and know that I am God." To be still means more than stopping our actions, it means to stop our minds, our internal voices, as well. For it is only...

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