My Christmas Prayer

Fill my heart, O Lord, with wonder at the majesty of Your birth. Fill my mouth, O Lord, with grace for those who need Your Word. Fill my arms, O Lord, with hugs for those who’ve lost their way. Fill my mind, O Lord, with thoughts of You as I […]

The Season of Stillness

Settle yourself in solitude and you will come upon Him in yourself.  ~ Teresa of Avila Spinning around me, the whole world seems to be moving in fast forward.  I find myself resisting the pull of that frantic pace.  Mornings of slow coffee sipping, afternoons of quiet solitude, and evenings […]

Make It Happen Monday: Pruning the Holidays

One of my favorite books to read as the holiday onslaught begins is Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas? by Brenda Poinsett.  If you are passionate about living lopsided, this is a must-read!   She says this about taming the holiday calendar, We will all prune in different ways in light […]

Thanksgiving Living

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. Johannes A. Gaertner Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family! {Image via Flickr}

Having Much

I have much. Very much. A safe, clean home with electricity. A pantry and freezer well-stocked with nutritious food. A closet filled with clothes for any situation and season. A family who is healthy and has access to quality medical care. In fact, based on my husband’s salary as Associate […]