The Summer of Collected Memories

The Summer of Collected Memories. How my family and I survived and thrived during the pandemic break.

Encouragement in These Uncertain Times

“I plead with you—never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” ― Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words   The rapid spread of the Coronavirus is a pertinent reminder to all of us just how quickly life can change in aContinue reading “Encouragement in These Uncertain Times”

Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle

Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”  ― Charlotte Eriksson “Slowly, simply, silence, stillness” was my Lenten mantra, my focus, my goal for the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter morning. A lofty goal, yes. Yet, I was convinced this intentional journey would yield the peaceful rewards I was seeking in myContinue reading “Resting in the Stillness After Personal Struggle”

Thankful for the Promise of Tomorrow

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha   My morning startedContinue reading “Thankful for the Promise of Tomorrow”

Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017

“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” ~ Charlotte Brontë   A flicker of light, a ray shining through, cast out theContinue reading “Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017”