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 of reading have become my routine. The calendar still beckons with Nutcracker rehearsals, Christmas festival preparations, class parties, and the list that never seems to end.  But this year, I'm choosing ... [Read More]

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 of what is most important to us and in light of what will make our Christmas more pleasurable and meaningful.  (64) When you look at your December calendar and think, "I can't do it all!" ... ask yourself these ... [Read More]