Humans have a fundamental need for shadows, for negative space, for blank space on the page, for silence. We just aren’t wired to be at our best in a situation in which everything in front of us is brightly illuminated and noisy. Some of us have a higher tolerance than others, but we all have … Continue reading The beauty and necessity of negative space.
~ I think I may just keep blogging here with photos as the spirit moves me. I just got a bit burned out by posting actual posts with not much feedback (and I am very grateful to those who did comment much of the time!). My day-to-day blogging will be on Instagram.
We can keep guard over the whole world by keeping guard over the atmosphere of heaven within us, for if we lose the Kingdom of Heaven, we will save neither ourselves nor others. He who has the Kingdom of God in himself will imperceptibly pass it on to others. People will be attracted to the … Continue reading The atmosphere of heaven
I took photos during the bringing out of the cross at Vespers, but I'll include those for tomorrow's post on the Sunday of the Cross.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate upon thy promise. [Ps. 119:147-8] I woke a little after 3:00 and frequently thereafter when Aunt Susan coughed. A little after 4:00 she actually opened her eyes and … Continue reading Morning Watch
Sometimes you enter into God's time for a space, when normalcy slips aside and you are present from moment to moment, without future expectation or plans. I am in the lovely lobby of the inpatient hospice where my aunt is a patient. I spent all day yesterday on planes, in a rented car, checking into … Continue reading God’s time
Thank you, God, for: Cooler air. It's fall. Seeing Mittens in footed PJs for the first time since February. Coffee, drunk while it's still hot from the percolator. Ginger accepting his new vocabulary book with good grace. The ability to lengthen a sweater, too short since last winter. Unexpected business to create unexpected funds to … Continue reading Blessings