family life, spiritual life

The ever-changing table

"There is always, always something to be thankful for." poster wisdom The era that set all that Thanksgiving should be in my mind was actually rather brief. It began the year my immediate family returned to our Chicago-area home base and ended about 10 years later, when the cousins began to move away. And away… Continue reading The ever-changing table

family life

When life’s not like TV

“Let us go to an ordinary street to feel that life is beautiful with all the ordinary things, with cats around, with children playing, with laundries hanged out, with people wandering aimlessly!” Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish writer When I'm writing fiction, I purposely include scenes in which the characters are doing laundry or cleaning the… Continue reading When life’s not like TV

gardening, spiritual life

The sole source of joy

"You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher, priest, scientist They will soon be here. A bit like a monarch, but think bigger stripes and black and white instead of black and orange. Zebra swallowtails… Continue reading The sole source of joy

spiritual life

All out of happy? Try joy!

“Joy 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!

blogging

:) Sunshine Blogger Award

Thanks so much to Ezee Shad for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is a peer recognition award for bloggers that inspire positivity and joy. OK, there are several icons for this award. This is the funniest by far... Her blog is glowupwithshad.wordpress.com. Take a look! Rules of the award Thank the blogger… Continue reading 🙂 Sunshine Blogger Award