spiritual life

All out of happy? Try joy!

β€œJoy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher, Jesuit priest, paleontologist David Brooks, esteemed New York Times columnist, wrote recently about the futility of seeking happiness rather than welcoming joy. In Our Daily Bread, so did David Roper, esteemed faith writer. Daisies, a sure sign of the… Continue reading All out of happy? Try joy!

family life

61 things that are still perfect in a really messed-up world

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens; bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens." Rodgers & Hammerstein, My Favorite Things Doesn't everyone have such a list? Here is mine, assembled on a sunny, spring morning... Last but not least, sunrise. A new day. πŸ™‚ The smell of coffee perking, chocolate melting, slicing into a perfect… Continue reading 61 things that are still perfect in a really messed-up world

books, spiritual life

Is it time to ‘give up?’

β€œIt is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.” Steve Goodier, inspirational writer If America had a universal religion, one of the top tenets of the faith would be, "Never give up." Whatever our color or nation of origin, we are frontiersmen -- determined to the bone. But,… Continue reading Is it time to ‘give up?’