A Few Thoughts this Week…


We sometimes need a moment,
a quiet, gentle hush,
to seek the Christmas spirit
amid the season’s rush.
And in that sanctuary,
reflecting silently,
we feel His loving presence–
and find serenity.

How you Listen

It’s all in how you listen:
We may rarely rejoice
At the cold winter wind,
Yet there’s joy in its voice.

It’s all in how you listen:
Harsh noise of wild geese
Is, too, a song of joy,
Harmony and peace.

There’s chill in snow and ice–
Even sound seems to glisten…
But Christmas sounds warm:
It’s all in how you listen.

Published by marciedoll

I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

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