Lessons learned from a peony

I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers!  They are just so magnificent and majestic.  It takes a while  before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait.  They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that atContinue reading “Lessons learned from a peony”

Don’t Go Looking For The Tree

  Thanks Nelson!   Not much to add….but I think this quote has much to do with humility!  Do as much good as you can, be as kind as possible, listen as though there were no other sound around (including those in your head), and love with the fullness of the universe.   You will plantContinue reading “Don’t Go Looking For The Tree”

Lent: Which is more difficult?

Is lent more of a ‘give up’ for forty days or a ‘take on’ for the rest of your life?  It may be really difficult for me to give up chocolate or desserts for lent, but come Easter Sunday, watch out!  Back to the chocolate and back to the sweets…and enjoying them with a greatContinue reading “Lent: Which is more difficult?”

Why not try this on for lent?

“Humility is the ointment for all our wounds” St. Teresa of Avila A few days into the lenten season…are we feeling it yet?  Are we craving the chocolate or caffeine that we’ve given up?  Are we staying true to the promise to pray more, read a spiritual book, blog more often?  At the end ofContinue reading “Why not try this on for lent?”