Friday, February 26, 2010

I still remember this

Pic from the Star Ledger

The latest snow fall in New Jersey.  I can feel it even all the way from sunny Arizona.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The happy house

There are fresh flowers in the house.

Saturday morning food shopping at the local favorite supermarket brought me to the flower area.  I purchased a bunch for Vlentine's Day and again a week later just because they make the house happy.

The kitchen table.

I marvel at the colors.

These look so gorgeous on the living room coffee table.

Noticeable just as one enters the house.
I adore them.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

As a child would

I have not the courage to search through books for beautiful prayers ... Unable either to say them all or choose between them, I do as a child would do who cannot read -- I say just what I want to say to God, quite simply, and [God] never fails to understand.

- Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, French Carmelite nun, canonized in 1925

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Is it Spring yet?

Lowes and all  the people purchasing plants seemed to think so.

I have leeks, tomatos, cawliflower, spinach, and a type of lettuce.

The ground had been fertilized and mixed.  I am trying new vegetables.  My old tomato plants survived the winter frosts and I hope to keep them around for another summer.
Now I will water and watch it grow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Smart words

A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers.

- Ruth Bell Graham, poet, philanthropist, and wife of evangelist Billy Graham

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Silence frees us from the need to control others ... A frantic stream of words flows from us in an attempt to straighten others out. We want so desperately for them to agree with us, to see things our way. We evaluate people, judge people, condemn people. We devour people with our words. Silence is one of the deepest Disciplines of the Spirit simply because it puts the stopper on that.

- Richard Foster, from his book Freedom of Simplicity