Heart’s memory

The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

the Threshold 

“Contentment is the threshold of peace.”

~ Bob Holmes
– taken from Contemplative Monk

In a word, in a prayer

Is it true? In  a word… there is power and control. In a word…  one can conquer.

Is it promised? In a prayer… there is humility and acceptance. In a prayer… one can be free.

Pentatonix- Hallelujah from 2016 release- A Pentatonix Christmas


Breathing in I see myself as still water;
Breathing out I reflect things as they are.

Thich Nhat Hahn


God sleeps in stones, breathes in plants, dreams in animals, and awakens in human beings.


From Network of Grateful Living 

October moon

Full and ever-present, tonight’s moon shines across the sky. A gift that comes with the beauty of autumn. 

Transition seasons hold a certain truth about life. The spring brings the promise of renewal and new birth. Its bright color and gentle warmth draws creation out, emboldened and ready to explore. All timidness is thrown aside, when this energy of new life arrives. 

The fall brings with it a quiet wisdom. It comes resolved to share its knowledge through images filled with color and the arrival of cooler air. There is no hesitation. Fall calls for proud attention as it prepares for winter’s rest.

The moon is shining bright – announcing this time of change. It will not hide or shrink as evening moves into night. This golden moon comes closer catching our attention as it fills the sky.

Fall’s beauty, be it day or night, invites us all to slow down and offer thanks. As creation begins to shed its summer skin, we are given the chance to be grateful. For all that has been and all that will be – may we take this time to give thanks in the glow of October’s moon.

Drawn to fire