“And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.” ― Shannon L. Alder I’ve often been a slow learner, especially on the subject of change. For some people it’s not like that. They find a way to get comfortable with change and make it their permanent home. Like my friend, Mark. Mark’s parents … Continue reading Change as a Permanent Home
“We yearn for continued existence after death, though we don’t know what to do with ourselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” ~ Robert W. Funk Hmmmmmmmmmm. When Marsha shared this quote with me it stopped me cold in my tracks. I never thought of the “afterlife” quite in those terms, at least not since I was a kid when I thought the afterlife might be … Continue reading How Would YOU Spend Your Afterlife?
“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 💐 Now shall I walk Or shall I ride? “Ride”, Pleasure said; “Walk”, Joy replied.💐Now what shall I — Stay home or roam? “Roam”, Pleasure said; And Joy — “Stay Home.”💐Now shall I dance, Or sit for dreams? “Sit,” answers Joy; “Dance,” Pleasure screams.💐Which of ye two Will kindest be? … Continue reading The Kiss of Joy
When I first heard this Hans Christian Anderson story, I couldn’t have been more than ten. It had been rendered into a children’s play which my mother took us to see. What A Good Man Does Is Always Right ~ A Story by Hans Christian Anderson There was once a very old farmhouse in the country, with a thatched roof, with all sorts of moss … Continue reading Embracing the Unexpected
“In any war, the victors may be destroyed as completely as the vanquished. They still have their lives, but they have given up everything else in order to keep them. They sacrifice what they do not realize they have until they have lost it. And so the man who can win the war can only rarely survive the peace.” ― Natalie Haynes, A Thousand Ships … Continue reading The Forever War