“The heavens declare the glory of God”

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” – Psalm 19:1-2 Enjoy a wonderful evening and night, where ever you are. Look up! at the world around us. Looking upward can sometimes give us, muchContinue reading ““The heavens declare the glory of God””

Cheer for the day

As the days grow shorter (if they haven’t already where you are), it can sometimes be challenging to keep one’s cheer, one’s joie de vivre, one’s joy for living. Moreover, one’s get up and go, seems to have got up and went. It becomes that nostalgic time when – lounging in fuzzy slippers becomes aContinue reading “Cheer for the day”

For the joy of books

I have always found: solace, serenity, joy, peace and adventure in books. “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow And, when I cannot afford to travel. I travel through the imagination of books. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but intoContinue reading “For the joy of books”

“Find your own way to flow”

Sometimes we think of finding our own ways to do things, as a cop out, as half-baked, as doing things slip shod, as careless or as too carefree. However, I would like to encourage you today along a different line of thought, if I may. Sometimes we burden ourselves with standards that are way beyondContinue reading ““Find your own way to flow””

“Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech”

“Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech.”- Martin Farquhar Tupper “Silence is golden, unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious” – wititudes.com ” A yawn is a silent scream for coffee” ― T. Haque “God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” -Mother Teresa

“Whoever has ears, let them hear…”

The power to “hear” from silence, from words and from our physical environment can enrich our sense of well being. Some thoughts on the revealing qualities of hearing, for your “listening” pleasure, this Monday. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant H. McGill “ListeningContinue reading ““Whoever has ears, let them hear…””

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been”

I have been to a few places in the world and hope to travel more. My interest in the meaning of language is a personal drive that keeps me pursuing that goal. If you have been contemplating or putting off that trip, that staycation, that journey, may I present a bit of encouragement? “Once aContinue reading ““Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been””

Would you like a compliment?

I was chatting with one of my friends today and I paid her a compliment. She has a really nice pair of comfortable looking running shoes, in my opinion. Well. I was so sorry by the end of it all. She went on to describe in what seemed to me, excruciating detail, why the shoesContinue reading “Would you like a compliment?”