Monday, January 28, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Most of our problems with prayer arise from our tendency to turn spiritual growing into a set of laws or a gymnastic exercise. I have seen great inner struggle, fatigue, and guilt result when we treat prayer like a discipline.... It is best to have some form of deliberate opening to God each day, but we need not be troubled if the form and expression change.
- Flora Slosson Wuellner
Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Did you know?

Surely there is no one on earth so righteous as to do good without ever sinning.
- Ecclesiastes 7:20

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.
- Søren Kierkegaard
Christian Discourses

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Refreshingly sweet

Inspired by Tbyte and the many bloggers I admire.
Grown in Grams backyard.

I think I cut and squeezed 70 oranges...

Pure offthefruit juice.

All done.


The stage in the circle of life where the old is glorified by unforgettable colors.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Voice of the Day - Sojourners

Too many people come into community to find something, to belong to a dynamic group, to find a life which approaches the ideal. If we come into community without knowing that the reason we come is to discover the mystery of forgiveness, we will soon be disappointed.
- Jean Vanier
Community and Growth
You can find Sojourners here

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Lunch

At Carrabba's. This wonderful restaurant is located in Chandler, off I10.
Grapes vines above, fake, but wonderful nonetheless, drifted me off to the Mediterranean, where outdoor eating is part of the rich culture.

The bar area. The middle table has to be about 15 feet long. Tall/high chairs surround it.

Pollo Rosa Maria with a side of Cavatappi Amatriciana.

And the brownielike but with more, chocolate dessert. The four of us literally finished this off in less than a minute.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cards and Candy

My dear friend's annual Christmas gift to me. Made with her hands and heart.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Inspired in church

Yesterday's sermon was inspiring. The pastor reiterated concepts I already practice, and it served as validation for me to keep on doing it. it's about a journey to be Christ like in our daily lives.
1. How do you treat other people in action and words?
2. Are you characterized by the kind of love that creates unity, community, and harmony?
3. Are you wise? Meaning that you are able to say and do the right thing at the right time, in the right way, for the right reason?
4. Do you carry an attitude of gratitude?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

For the Love of Frida

Some people are passionate about Frida Kahlo. We were part of a group of said people who attended a card making workshop in honor of Frida, at the Mesa Arts Center.

We embossed.

All the materials needed for that card.

Kelli stamps.


Thursday, January 03, 2008

The weather outside is delightful ...

Hiking as a family in Papago Park, Tempe, AZ.
It's one of those activities that everyone enjoys. Too bad we have to drive to get there.