Hummingbird at dawn

Early morning walk The start of my weekend escape The first of many moments that calmed my spirit

Oh baby, where does it hurt?

The hardest part is not really knowing… For many weeks, we have noticed our sweet kitty’s right eye watering off and on. However, we assumed it was some kind of allergy. Then, three weeks ago, I noticed she didn’t open her eye all the way, and I determined we needed to get her into the…

Quiet and calm spirit

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~Saint Francis de Sales

In quiet moments

In quiet moments my thoughts will often shift to those who are struggling and hurting. These souls may be next door, miles away, and around the world. Early this morning these words from Jesus came to mind from his Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of…

Evening walk

Recently we discovered the little lake down the road was again filled with water. It’s in a nature preserve area that has been “under construction” for the past two years. Because the reeds and grasses grew up and overtook the little lake, it has been dry for several months. They dug out and removed all…