“Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes”

“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” — Luke 1:78-79, NLT There is this melancholy air during the holidays… that bittersweet nostalgia,Continue reading ““Olden Times and Ancient Rhymes””

Being Still

“But these are flowers that fly and all but sing…” — Robert Frost I often catch the movement  above me as I walk along  the garden’s edge, and I know,  if I am patient, one will alight  near enough to see. I thought  the cold winds from a few days  past had called and liftedContinue reading “Being Still”

A Shadow Falls

“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” — J. R. R. Tolkien Sometimes a shadow falls, dimming the day, removing color that once saturated  everything.  We sigh deeply, each breath out releasing the burdens we carry until we slow into stillness and rest.  Revived,  once again enlivened  to the vibrancy of life,Continue reading “A Shadow Falls”