Steadfast Simplicity

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed — it is a process of elimination. ~Elbert Hubbard Striving toward minimalism is finally letting go of everything, and looking forward in anticipation toward all that will be gained in choosing to live and embody a simplerContinue reading “Steadfast Simplicity”

From Darkness to Light

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus When tragedy falls upon us, how do we respond? When tremendous joy is off-set by excruciating trials, which wins over your heart? When your faith in God is tested daily and you feel your mind darkening andContinue reading “From Darkness to Light”

Choosing Love in the Tough Times

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu   I’ve been working on being content with what I have. Trying to fall in love again with my home. Trying to be happy with what I own,Continue reading “Choosing Love in the Tough Times”

Living Intentionally in 2014

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850 I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.  ~Henry Moore It’s that time of year, one resplendent with makingContinue reading “Living Intentionally in 2014”

Simply, love

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~ Leroy Brownlow “…Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at; do it for peace…” ~Mother Teresa   Day and evening, I have sat diligently at my distressed white Queen Anne desk to begin writingContinue reading “Simply, love”