Just Be

Just Be

In the midst of the busy that is life, remember to breathe.   Take time to think, to pause, to listen, to feel, to notice, … to smell the roses.   Let go of the tension your body holds so tightly.   Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s stewardship.   How...
Lighting

Lighting

Aging eyes see better in good light.    I’ve been hearing that from my parents for years, but I finally understand. At my age, shadows make it harder to focus, especially when the print is small.    But you don’t have to be mature or middle-aged to...
Retreating

Retreating

Drawing back.  In military terms: withdrawing from a situation that’s difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable.   In spiritual terms: finding a place of privacy or refuge.  The gospels describe the launch of Jesus’ ministry. Immediately after he is baptized, he retreats....
Morning

Morning

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle   How does your day start?    Most of us have some kind of morning routines or habits.    I’ve read a handful of great books about building healthy habits. One of my...
Framing

Framing

Enclosing. Surrounding. Highlighting.   This week I was choosing a frame for something that will hang in my house for years to come.    Each possible frame emphasized a color or texture, drawing the eye to different parts of the puzzle that we’re framing. It...
What if…?

What if…?

Among other things, in Exodus 4, Moses said to God: What if they don’t believe me? I have never been eloquent. Please, send someone else.    An exceedingly reluctant Moses used excuses, lacked confidence, and finally begged God to choose someone else. He...