40 Words of Lent 2014: Day 8

take up your cross

I love early morning sun. DST–not so much. What do we save by a clock reset anyway? We’re spending time whether in the dark or in the light. The real question is, “how much does a reset cost us?” Word Count: 40 Today’s Reading: Mark 6-11 In the stillness, Sandy  Linking these sparse words with […]

still saturday: wasting time

wasting time

  “Conscientiously ‘wasting’ time with God enables me to speak and act from greater strength, to forgive rather than nurse the latest bruise to my wounded ego, to be capable of magnanimity during the petty moments of life. It empowers me to lose myself, at least temporarily, against a greater background than the tableau of […]

Still Saturday: Catching Quiet

It is a hard art to learn, catching quiet by palms raised cupped in air shifting location here and there like trying to guess the pattern of falling leaves, and hoping to feel the soft descent of moments when silence slips between sounds. ~Enuma Okoro from “Passing Ordinary Time” as found in At the Still […]

Going Home

We should be eating free pancakes (pfannekuchen) under the pavilion. That was the plan. That’s Friday morning Alpenfest tradition. But Sissy and I instead pack hospital bags–contact lens solutions, glasses, toothbrush, deodorant, a change of clothes. We slip computers into cases and cell phone charges into purses. We don’t know what the next few days hold. […]