Focused

“I close my eyes in order to see.” ~ Paul Gauguin, painter We are trained from an early age to close our eyes during prayer. This ritual/habit probably began with the idea of reverence for God — and shutting out the world and all immediate distraction in order to focus on the one who hears … More Focused

Autumn’s Arrival

Autumn arrives at early morning, but spring at the close of winter day. –Elizabeth Browning Autumn arrived some weeks ago in Texas. But it was not much to see. It was something to feel. And yes just like the quote, it came at early morning–the brisk air, the slant of light, the spark of change … More Autumn’s Arrival

Morning at My Front Door…

“The horns of the morning are blowing, are shining… ” Philiph Larkin I love morning, everyday and in every season! But spring mornings are especially lovely, and I am enjoying the flowers in our yard as they awaken from the barreness of winter, one by one.  

Generating Some Salt…

When I am enduring jetlag after an international trip–traveling several time zones and back–I am a notorious insomniac. In the last 24 hours, I have slept only three hours, and the day before only a couple of hours. It catches up with me after a physically and emotionally draining trip, like we just had in Ethiopia. Rarely am I … More Generating Some Salt…